President Donald Trump had a speech scheduled at Mt. Rushmore ahead of the 4th of July holiday. At the event, Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” was blaring over the speakers. Needless to say, Young was none-too-pleased.
“This is NOT ok with me…” a tweet from Young read (Neil Young Archives is his official account).
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Young is the latest musician to denounce the Trump campaign’s use of their music. In May, the Village People’s Victor Willis denounced the use of “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A,” and Tom Petty’s estate ripped the campaign for using “I Won’t Back Down” at a now-infamous Tulsa rally in June. Last week, the Rolling Stones threatened to sue the Trump campaign for its continued use of “You Can’t Always What You Want.”
See Young’s tweet below.
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