While campaigning Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump blared R.E.M.’s hit song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” to slam Obama on the steps of Capitol Hill.
Rival candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, whom Trump seems to have a bromance with, was the one who invited Trump to speak at the Tea Party rally against the Iran deal.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe was pissed off after the use of his band’s song at the event, according to The Daily Beast.
“Go f*ck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” Stipe said. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
The band took to its Facebook page to add:
“While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
Trump didn’t use my favorite R.E.M. song while campaigning. Weird.
Back in June, Donald Trump used Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” on the campaign trail without authorization.
“Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” Young’s management company said in a statement. “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”
Survivor is pissed off over Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee using the hit song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ without permission upon her release from jail.
Ted Nugent songs would be more fitting for GOP presidential hopefuls to use, don’t you think?
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