Earth, Wind & Fire Slam Donald Trump for Unauthorized Use of "September" at RNC

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Earth, Wind & Fire's Verdine White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey

The performance was said to be especially popular among the older attendees, who hoisted "Make America Great Again" signs in time with the beat.

Another day at the Republican National Convention, another act unhappy about the “unauthorized use” of their music.

Earth, Wind & Fire have spoken out after the Hall of Famers' classic "September" briefly soundtracked proceedings on day two of the RNC without their consent.

In a tweet almost identical to one posted the previous night by Queen, the band wrote: “Another unauthorized use (September) at the Republican Convention, against our wishes."

On an eventful evening when Donald Trump was formally nominated as the GOP nominee, the house band cranked out a bit of “September,” according to Billboard’s reporter on the scene.

The performance was said to be especially popular among the older attendees, who hoisted "Make America Great Again" signs in time with the beat.

The previous night, Queen cautioned Trump — not for the first time — for using their anthemic "We Are the Champions" without permission. 

A version of this article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

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