Neil Young has joined the ranks of Adele, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Village People, R.E.M. and the estates of Tom Petty and Prince are among a raft of other artists to demand Trump stop using their tracks at his rallies. The iconic multiple Rock N Roll Hall of Famer took to social media via several of his accounts to voice his anger after his songs were played at Trump’s Independence Day celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Young, who is Canadian but became an American Citizen in January 2020, does not want his music played at Trump events, as “Like A Hurricane,” “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” ― were played during Trump’s Independence Day celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday night.
The family and estate of Tom Petty has sent a cease and desist letter to President Donald Trump for his use of his classic song “I Won’t Back Down” from his album Full Moon Fever (Geffen Records). The President held his first presidential campaign rally yesterday at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attendees of the mostly empty arena heard Petty’s classic song at the end of the rally. Petty’s surviving family was outraged as they were always an inclusive act, the song is for “the everyman and the underdog”, and don’t want to be associated with Trump’s policy. Continue reading