July 22, 2016 VARIETY (CelebrityAccess)–The Rolling Stones spoke out against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for using their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at the GOP convention Thursday night without permission.
Trump ended his 76-minute nomination acceptance speech to the strains of the song, which was released in 1969. The band responded Friday on Twitter.
“The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump,” the band tweeted. “ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ was used without the band’s permission.”
The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump. You Can't Always Get What You Want was used without the band's permission.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) July 22, 2016
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and was released on the band’s album “Let It Bleed.”
On Thursday, George Harrison’s estate also denounced Trump for playing the Beatle’s song “Here Comes the Sun” while introducing Ivanka Trump at the convention.
“The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” Harrison’s estate’s official Twitter account posted.
The Rolling Stones had already denounced Trump in early May after he began his Indiana primary victory speech by playing the band’s 1981 hit “Start Me Up” without the band’s permission.-Staff Writers
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