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Entertainment Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs

07:05  06 july  2020
07:05  06 july  2020 Source:   covermg.com

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Neil Young proudly waves a flag as he leaves his American citizenship naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles with his wife Daryl Hannah. The 74-year old Canadian singer has lived in California for 50 years.

Neil Young objected to the use of his music in the prelude to President Donald Trump 's event at the base of Mount Rushmore, siding with Lakota Sioux BMI also put Trump on notice and threatened to sue if he ever again uses any of The Rolling Stones’ songs licensed by the giant performing rights

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Neil Young has stated he is 'not OK' with Donald Trump using his songs at his Fourth of July weekend event.

During Trump's rally, held at the base of Mount Rushmore on Friday, the U.S. leader played three of the rocker's songs, to Young's apparent irritation.

"This is NOT ok with me," the 74-year-old tweeted from his official account, alongside a video of his 1989 hit Rockin' in a Free World playing over the sound system at the gathering.

After another clip emerged of his track Like a Hurricane playing before Trump took the stage, Young added: "I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me."

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Three of Neil Young songs were used at Donald Trump 's Mount Rushmore event and Young is not okay with it. The Canadian artist also sided Lakota This isn't the first time Young has had issues with Trump playing his music. During Trump 's 2015 campaign, Young objected to the use of “Rockin In

Singer objects to playing of Like a Hurricane and Rockin’ in the Free World and says he stands with Lakota After two of his songs were used by Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Neil Young is not alone in opposing Trump ’s use of his music. The Rolling Stones have threatened legal

The comment referred to the Indigenous peoples in the area, who were historically forced off the sacred land when gold was discovered in the region.

Young's song Cowgirl in the Sand was also heard at the event, according to Deadline.

Young has previously criticised Trump for playing Rockin' in a Free World during his presidential campaign in 2015, with the star himself reportedly a supporter of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

R.E.M., Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, and the estate of Tom Petty have also objected to Trump's use of their music.

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