Steven Tyler wants Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop playing Aerosmith's "Dream On" at campaign stops.
Legal representatives for the singer sent a cease-and-desist order to Donald Trump for President Inc. saying that "Trump for President does not have our client's permission to use 'Dream On' or any of our client's music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he (Tyler) is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump's presidential bid. We are unaware of any public performance license granting Trump for President the right to perform 'Dream On' in connection with the Campaign. If Trump for President has any such license, please forward it to our attention immediately."
The firm of LaPolt Law gave the campaign 24 hours to acknowledge receipt of the latter and wrote that, "If Trump for President does not comply with our demands, our client will be forced to pursue any and all legal or equitable remedies which our client may have against you."
Trump has been using "Dream" on since he announced his candidacy earlier this year, and Tyler reportedly attended the first Republican presidential debate as Trump`s guest.
Trump was reportedly asked to stop using "Dream On" after an August 21 campaign stop in Mobile, Ala. Tyler joins Neil Young in battling Trump over song use; Young told Trump to stop using his "Rockin' in the Free World" at the outset of the campaign.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.