Donald Trump Agrees to Stop Using Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ in Campaign
The list of songs Donald Trump can no longer use for his presidential campaign run just got longer. As reported yesterday, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler issued a cease and desist letter to Trump concerning Trump's use of the rock classic "Dream On" at his campaign rallies. Today, the real estate mogul agreed not to use the song, but remained steadfast that he has a right to use it if he still wanted to.
According to TMZ, Trump says he purchased the rights to use the song, but has agreed not to solely because of the existing friendship he has with the singer. Steven Tyler was the sole composer of the mega-hit, thus owning the rights to the song, which is why he issued the cease and desist letter instead of Aerosmith.
Tyler did not ask his friend and boss on The Apprentice to stop because he disagrees with Trump, but because he does not want the use of "Dream On" to be seen as an official endorsement.
After nearly two months of asking for the cessation, Tyler's legal team gave Trump 24 hours to acknowledge the letter or to prepare to face the consequences, stating, "If Trump For President does not comply with our demands, our client will be forced to pursue any and all legal or equitable remedies which our client may have against you."
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider is also friends with the Republican hopeful currently turning the political circuit on its head. He, like Tyler, did not give an official endorsement, but said Trump can use "We're Not Gonna Take It" if he desired. It should be noted that the platinum-blonde frontman also stated Bernie Sanders, one of the Democratic candidates, could use the song as well.
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