Queen guitarist: Trump didn't have permission to use our song
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Queen guitarist Brian May said presumptive GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE did not have permission to use one of the group's song's at a speech earlier this week.

May said he's received an "avalanche of complaints" about the presidential contender walking on stage to Queen's "We Are the Champions."


"This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given," May said in a statement on his website.

"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."

In another section of his website, May said in response to a letter he will take steps to "dissociate ourselves from Donald Trump's unsavoury campaign."

Other musicians have also attacked Trump for using their music during his campaign events. In September, singer Michael Stipe slammed Trump after he used R.E.M.'s song "It's the End of the World as We Know it (And I feel Fine)" during an event.

"Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign," he said.