Neil Young isn't a fan of Donald Trump's presidential campaign
Donald Trump’s presidential run is already mired in controversy. The billionaire business magnate and spokesperson for the "Natural Hair Club" announced his bid on Tuesday to the tune of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” Only Neil Young isn’t having it.
Elliot Young, of Lookout Management, Young’s manager has stated that “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America.”
Trump’s camp on the other hand have gone on to say that they did get permission, but won’t use the song again during Trump’s tenure on the campaign trail. Trump is the latest GOP candidate to goof by using music that hasn’t been approved by the artist in question joining the likes of Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, and John McCain all of which were either sued (McCain by Jackson Browne over the use of “Running on Empty”) or objected to (Gingrich and Bachman over their usage of “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “American Girl” respectively).
Maybe Young would've changed his tune had Trump demonstrated that he's got a heart of gold underneath all those millions.
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