Aerosmith Threatens Trump for Using “Dream On” at Events

Steven Tyler, who was Trump’s guest at the August debate, tells the Republican candidate to cease playing his song at campaign events. Donald Trump is getting scorned by a musician he seemingly adores.

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On Saturday, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s reps sent Donald Trump for President Inc. a demand to stop using the power ballad “Dream On” at campaign events. The cease and desist letter was actually the second time Trump has been warned about using the song. According to the letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Trump was first told to not use “Dream On” after an Aug. 21 event in Mobile, Ala. Since then, the song has been used, including at Trump’s recent rally in Georgia.

“Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” states a cease and desist letter.

Tyler is now among the growing number of musicians (Jackson BrowneTom PettyDavid Byrne, etc.) who have stood up to Republican politicians over song use, though this time, the demand to stop using “Dream On” might cut a bit deeper for the man currently leading the polls.

Last year, Trump went to an Aerosmith concert and tweeted it “doesn’t get any better than that.”

At Trump’s presidential announcement, “Dream On” played amid opera and Broadway show tunes, leading one commentator to consider the title and note a “somewhat odd choice for a presidential campaign.” Then in August, Tyler showed up at the Republican debate and was a personal guest of Trump, according to sources.

The fandom and friendship — Tyler was once a judge at Trump’s Miss USA pageant and they reportedly once traveled to Russia together — doesn’t buy a permission slip.

“We are unaware of any public performance license granting Trump for President the right to perform ‘Dream On’ in connection with the Campaign,” states the cease and desist letter sent yesterday. “If Trump for President has any such license, please forward it to our attention immediately.”

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ForeverCeleb Commentary: An unlikely friendship may have gone sour according to the article above from the Hollywood Reporter. Apparently Steven Tyler isn’t pleased with Trump using his song Dream On at his political events, but who would be? It’s such a good song that obviously has nothing to do with this unqualified presidential candidate.

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