Steven Tyler Demands Trump Campaign Stop Playing Aerosmith
Lawyers for Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler have sent a cease-and-desist notice to Donald Trump's re-election campaign, demanding it stop using Aerosmith music at rallies.
The letter came after reports that Aerosmith's 1993 hit "Livin' on the Edge" was played while people entered a Trump event at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia this week.
Tyler's lawyer Dina LaPolt accused the White House of willful infringement in its use of the song, reports Variety.
LaPolt cited the Lanham Act, which prohibits "any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact...likely to cause confusion...as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person."
She concludes that Trump playing Aerosmith music at his campaign rallies is akin to claiming a political endorsement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.
The Trump campaign has received numerous cease-and-desists from angry musicians since 2015.
Aerosmith previously took action against the Trump campaign for using "Dream On” at a 2015 campaign event. The band's lawyers wrote at the time that the campaign "needs our client's express written permission in order to use his music.”
The Trump campaign was also reportedly sent letters by members of Free for using the band's 1970 hit "All Right Now" during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio