Sunday, May 26, 2024

The Rolling Stones Tweet: “We Do Not Endorse Donald Trump,” Song Was Used without Permission


The Rolling Stones have spoken, joining Paul Rodgers and Free, and George Harrison’s heirs, and Queen, and just about every rock group whose song has been used by Donald Trump in his campaign.

Last night at the end of the convention, the RNC blared the Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” over the loudspeaker in Quicken Loans Arena (what name!). You know, I thought Trump chose it, but that doesn’t make sense. The title sounds more like something from the RNC itself to the delegates who didn’t want Trump.

Anyway, it was just another violation of copyright.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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