Rolling Stones blast Donald Trump for using 'Start Me Up' in campaign

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Rolling Stones wants Trump to stop using their songs

The Rolling Stones have three words for Donald Trump when it comes to using their song "Start Me Up": Shut it down.

The group ripped into the GOP presidential candidate on Wednesday after Trump's campaign played the tune at a pair of speeches.

In a statement, the group made it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to serve as the soundtrack to Trump's bid for the presidency.

"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," a spokesperson for the Stones told TheWrap.

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Mick Jagger, the lead singer of British rock group The Rolling Stones, performs on stage at Hayarkon Park in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on June 4, 2014. The Rolling Stones staged a live concert in Tel Aviv as a part of their '14-On-Fire' world tour. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 04: Keith Richards and Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform on stage at Park HaYarkon on June 4, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Guy Prives/Redferns via Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 04: Keith Richards and Charlie Watts and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform on stage at Park HaYarkon on June 4, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Guy Prives/Redferns via Getty Images)
Fans cheer as The Rolling Stones perform on stage at Hayarkon Park in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on June 4, 2014. The Rolling Stones staged a live concert in Tel Aviv as a part of their '14-On-Fire' world tour. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 03: Alfred 'Chuck' Leavell, keyboard player for The Rolling Stones, poses for cameras wearing orthodox hat with jewish orthodox men at the Western Wall in the old city on June 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The band is due to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of their world tour. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 03: Alfred 'Chuck' Leavell, keyboard player for The Rolling Stones, takes a 'selfie' with his wife and a fan at the Western Wall in the old city on June 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The band is due to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of their world tour. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
Lead singer of British band Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, performs at the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon on May 29, 2014. Rock in Rio runs from May 25 to June 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 03: Alfred 'Chuck' Leavell, keyboard player for The Rolling Stones, stands by the Western Wall in the old city on June 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The band is due to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of their world tour. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 03: Alfred 'Chuck' Leavell, keyboard player for The Rolling Stones, poses for cameras wearing an orthodox hat with Jewish orthodox men at the Western Wall in the old city on June 3, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. The band is due to play Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv as part of their world tour. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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This wouldn't be the first musical act to take exception to its music being used by a politician. It wouldn't even be the first time for the Trump campaign. Last year, Neil Young ripped into Trump for using his "Rockin' in the Free World" without his permission.

"Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' In The Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement," Young's management company made clear at the time.

A spokesman for the Trump campaign has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

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