Queen ‘frustrated’ with Trump for using their song

Queen ‘frustrated’ with Trump for using their song

London, July 21 (IANS) Queen has issued a statement expressing how frustrated it is with US Presidential candidate Donald Trump for repeatedly using the British rock band’s 1977 hit single “We are the champions” at his rallies.

Trump recently used the song on Monday at the Republican party’s National Convention in Cleveland.

In this regard, Queen made a statement through their publishers Sony/ATV Music and issued by their manager, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

It read: “Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or The Trump Organization for permission to use ‘We are the champions’.

“On behalf of the band, we are frustrated by the repeated unauthorised use of the song after a previous request to desist, which has obviously been ignored by Mr. Trump and his campaign.”

The band also made it clear that it doesn’t want its music “associated with any mainstream or political debate in any country”.

“Nor do Queen want ‘We are the champions’ to be used as an endorsement of Mr. Trump and the political views of the Republican Party. We trust, hope and expect that Mr. Trump and his campaign will respect these wishes moving forward”.

This isn’t the first time an artist has requested their music not be used by Trump, with Adele, Aerosmith, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones and R.E.M also banning him from using their material.

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