Following a campaign rally in West Virginia on Tuesday night at which time President Trump blasted Aerosmith‘s 1993 song “Livin’ on the Edge” a lawyer for the band’s singer Steven Tyler has once again asked the The Donald to stop using the rock band’s music at his political events.
“It has come to our attention that President Donald J. Trump and/or The Trump Organization (collectively, “Mr. Trump”) have been using our client’s song ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ in connection with political rally events, including at an event held yesterday at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia on August 21, 2018,” read the letter from attorney Dina LaPolt. “As expressly outlined in the Previous Letters, Mr. Trump does not have our client’s permission to use any of our client’s music, including ‘Livin’ On The Edge.'”
As referenced in the above letter, this is not the first time the veteran rockers have asked Trump to stop using their music at his rallies. During the 2015 presidential race, they issued a similar letter after Trump played the 1973 release “Dream On” during campaign rallies.
During the 2016 campaign, an ‘A’ list of musicians also requested that Trump stop using their music during his rallies, including Adele, the Rolling Stones, Twisted Sister, Elton John, R.E.M. and Queen, among others.