Brian May Wants Donald Trump To Stop Using Queen’s Music
9 June 2016 Music News
Donald Trump can now add Queen to the long list of band’s who have banned him from using their music.
Brian May has responded to “an avalanche of complaints” from angry fans who noticed the Presidential Candidate has been using the Queen hit “We Are The Champions” at rallies.
On his official website he says; “This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that 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,” wrote May.
“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. We certainly have not approved this use of ‘We Are The Champions’ — I will make sure we take what steps we can to dissociate ourselves from Donald Trump’s unsavory campaign.”
Artists such as Aerosmith, Neil Young and Elton John have all stopped Trump from using their songs at political events.