Rolling Stones Say Donald Trump Used "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Without Permission
The band makes clear it is not endorsing the Republican presidential candidate after the group's hit played following his Thursday night speech.
Donald Trump closed out the Republican National Convention on Thursday with The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and the group isn't too thrilled about it.
The band took to Twitter to clarify that the song use is not an endorsement for Trump: “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 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
The Stones have continuously asked Trump to refrain from using their music. In May, he walked out for his Indiana primary victory speech to “Start Me Up,” with a rep for the group telling Billboard at the time, “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs. [The band] have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
Prior to the use of “Start Me Up,” The Stones also made public their distaste for the use of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Brown Sugar” during Trump's campaign. The Rolling Stones are one of many artists, including Adele and R.E.M., who have asked Trump to stay clear of their hits while campaigning for the presidency.
This story first appeared on billboard.com.