‘Queen’ Doesn’t Want Donald Trump to Use ‘We Are the Champions’
Queen joins the list of artists who are not allowing Trump to use their songs for his campaign.
The iconic British rock band Queen is trying to stop Donald Trump from using their hit single “We Are The Champions”, said lead guitarist Brian May.
The rockstar said that the property tycoon and presumptive Republican nominee in the US presidential elections, was trying to use the song without their permission.
May said he received an “avalanche of complaints” about Trump using the anthem during a TV appearance on Tuesday. He wrote on his website:
Permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. 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.
“We Are The Champions” was written by the group’s late lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1977 and is an enduring celebratory anthem heard at sports finals.
Queen joins a long list of artists who have refused to allow Trump to use their music, including The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, REM and Adele.
(With AFP inputs)
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