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

Rolling Stones wants Trump to stop using their songs
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.

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"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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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.

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

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