Neil Young says Trump 'does not have my permission' to play ‘Rockin In The Free World’
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Singer Neil Young has again told President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE to stop playing his song “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his campaign appearances.

“DT does not have my permission to use the song ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ at his appearances,” the singer wrote on his website on Tuesday.

“Legally, he has the right to, however it goes against my wishes,” he added.


The singer first took issue with Trump’s use of the 1989 classic back in 2015, when Young said the then-presidential candidate was not permitted to use his music after the hit was played at a campaign gathering for Trump in New York.

“I asked him then, in a widely shared, public letter to cease and desist,” Young wrote in the letter this week. “However, he chose not to listen to my request, just as he chooses not to listen to the many American voices who ask him to stop his constant lies, to stop his petty, nasty name calling and bullying, to stop pushing his dangerous, vilifying and hateful rhetoric.” 

“This man does not represent the character and people in the USA that I have come to know and love,” Young continued. “I’m Canadian so I can’t vote in the states, but if you can take this opportunity to make your voice heard, and vote! Keep on Rocking In The Free World.”

Young is among a growing number of musical artists who have called for their songs to no longer be played at Trump's public events, including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Twisted Sister, Elton John, Pharrell Williams and most recently Rihanna.