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.”
Dear Everyone Else,— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020
Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.
Please do your part: https://t.co/JX8GynZduq
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…
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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.
Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip! https://t.co/dRgRi06GrJ— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 5, 2018
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY @JOEPERRY AND I HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE SENATE TO PASS THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT.— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) August 22, 2018
NO IS A COMPLETE SENTENCE.
And Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose:
Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent.— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 4, 2018
Can u say “shitbags?!”💩
And when ur phone’s blowin’ up cuz peeps r seein’/hearin’ Sweet Child on the news at a rally… as a band we felt we should clarify r position. Peace!🇺🇸— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 4, 2018
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