Rolling Stones Say Trump Used 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' Without Permission at RNC
Donald Trump closed out the Republican National Convention on Thursday with the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and The Stones aren’t too thrilled about it.
The band took to Twitter to clarify that the song use is not an endorsement for Trump. “The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump. You Can’t Always Get What You Want was used without the band’s permission."
The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump. You Can't Always Get What You Want was used without the band's permission.— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) July 22, 2016
The Rolling Stones have continuously asked Trump to refrain from using their music. In May, Trump walked out for his Indiana primary victory speech to “Start Me Up,” with a rep for the band telling Billboard at the time, “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs. [The band] have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
Prior to Trump’s campaign use of “Start Me Up,” The Stones made public their distaste for the use of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Brown Sugar” during Trump's campaign. The Rolling Stones are one of many artists who have asked Trump to stay clear of their hits while campaigning for the presidency, including Adele and R.E.M.