By Judy Kurtz
Rumor has it Adele isn’t happy about Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPost piles on: ‘Beyond debate’ Trump is unfit for office Clinton, Netanyahu have ‘in-depth’ conversation about US-Israeli ties NYT lays out argument against Trump for president MORE using her music on the campaign trail.
A spokesman for the chart-topping “Hello” songstress tells the BBC that Adele hasn’t signed off “for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
The comments had no immediate effect on the Trump campaign: "Rolling in the Deep" was heard Monday as Trump left a rally the day of the Iowa caucus.
It’s not the first time the Trump campaign’s taste in tunes has appeared to clash with musical artists.
After Trump launched his presidential bid in June by playing the 1989 hit, “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World,” Neil Young’s manager declared the move was “not authorized” by the musician. Young called himself a “longtime supporter” of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s legal team also demanded Trump forgo playing “Dream On” at campaign events. A cease-and-desist letter sent last year said use of the ballad “gives the false impression that [Tyler] is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
One of Tyler’s attorneys said in a statement to the Associated Press that the decision was not “political” or “a personal issue with Mr. Trump,” but rather a copyright one.
R.E.M. also requested that Trump stop playing their 1987 smash “It’s the End of the World as we Know it (and I Feel Fine)” last September.