Axl Rose Accusses Trump Of Using ‘Loopholes’ To Play Music At Rallies Without Consent


The GNR lead singer has asserted that the group had “formally requested” that the American President cease and desist from playing their songs at his events.  Axl Rose has asserted that the Trump campaign is taking advantage of “loopholes” to play music at his rallies and other political events without the performers’ consent.

In the past few weeks, the likes of Steven Tyler, Pharrell Williams and Prince‘s representatives have all promised they would take legal action against the current US President, after discovering he had used their music during campaign events ahead of the mid-term elections. The Guns N’ Roses frontman. has now offered his view of the situation on Twitter while confirming the band have also “formally requested” Trump stop playing their songs.

Taking to Twitter Rose said,

“Just so ya know… GNR like a lot of artists opposed to the unauthorized use of their music at political events has formally requested r music not b used at Trump rallies or Trump associated events.”

Rose stated that the campaign team are using the venue’s license to get away with playing what they like,

“Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent. Can u say ‘shitbags?!’”

Axl also admitted that he enjoyed the fact that Guns N’ Roses tracks were being played at the rallies,

“Personally I kinda liked the irony of Trump supporters listening to a bunch of anti Trump music at his rallies but I don’t imagine a lot of ‘em really get that or care. And when ur phone’s blowin’ up cuz peeps r seein’/hearin’ Sweet Child on the news at a rally… as a band we felt we should clarify r position. Peace!”

Trump has not responded to Rose’s claims.

Meanwhile, actors from the cast of Game Of Thrones have lashed out at Trump after he made a reference to the show in a tweet regarding Iran. According to the NME, last Friday POTUS shared a picture of himself with the words “Sanctions are coming. November 5” emblazoned across it, stylised to look like the font used by the HBO show.

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