After sweeping Tuesday's Republican primaries, Donald Trump was feeling pretty triumphant, so he blasted Queen's 1977 anthem "We Are the Champions" when he walked onstage for a victory speech. The legendary English band's guitarist Brian May wasn't having it, though, issuing a strongly worded letter saying permission to use the song was "neither sought nor given."
In a note posted on his personal website, May wrote, "I’ve had an avalanche of complaints – some of which you can see in our ‘LETTERS’ page – about Donald Trump using our 'We Are The Champions' track as his 'theme' song on USA TV," May wrote on Wednesday. "This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy."