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Panic! At The Disco Joins The Long List Of Musicians Who Tell Trump To Stop Playing Their Hits

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | June 24, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | June 24, 2020 |


Panic! At The Disco is the latest musical act to demand President Donald Trump to cease and desist using their music at his campaign events. Tuesday at a Trump rally in Phoenix, the band’s song “High Hopes” played. When Panic! At The Disco lead singer Brendon Urie found out, he tweeted his abject disapproval with two tweets.

In the first, the pansexual rocker told the Trump campaign “F*ck you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.” In the second, Urie urged fans to register to vote and turn out in November to oust “this monster.”

This comes on the heels of the Tom Petty estate taking to Twitter to denounce Trump’s use of “Don’t Back Down” during his disastrous Tulsa rally. The statement noted the late musician stood against racism and discrimination and so would not want his music used to promote “a campaign of hate.”

Other musicians (or their estates) who have previously told Trump to stay away from their discographies include The Rolling Stones, Prince, Queen, Pharrell, George Harrison, Neil Young, Adele, R.E.M., Elton John, Twisted Sister, and…

Ozzy Osborne:

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Sharon Osbourne statement, on behalf of @OzzyOsbourne, about @realDonaldTrump’s unauthorized use of Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” in what amounts to a Trump/Pence political ad. “Based on this morning’s unauthorized use of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” we are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne’s music in political ads or in any political campaigns. Ozzy’s music cannot be used for any means without approvals. In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump—perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe #KayneWest (“Gold Digger”), @KidRock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or @TedNugentofficial (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.

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And Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose:

Did we miss a musician who’s told Trump to cease and desist using their songs or otherwise to f*ck off? Share them in comments.

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Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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