Steven Tyler Sends Donald Trump Cease and Desist Over Campaign Use of ‘Dream On’

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Steven Tyler Sends Donald Trump Cease and Desist Over Campaign Use of ‘Dream On’
Steven Tyler Sends Donald Trump Cease and Desist Over Campaign Use of ‘Dream On’

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler wants Donald Trump to stop using the group’s song “Dream On” at campaign events.

An attorney for Tyler sent a cease-and-desist letter to the GOP presidential frontrunner’s campaign committee on Saturday. It’s the second time Trump has been warned about using the ballad.

“Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” states the letter obtained by TheWrap. “In response, we sent the Previous Letter, respectfully explaining that such usage of ‘Dream On’ was impermissible, and that our client does not consent to same.”

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Tyler is a registered Republican and attended the GOP debate in August.

In a statement to TheWrap, his attorney said the issue is about getting permission, not politics.

“This is not a political nor personal issue with Mr. Trump, Steven works tirelessly with both Republicans and Democrats regarding copyright reform and his position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property,” Dina LaPolt said.

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“Simply, one must get permission from the music creators. Steven wrote 100% of ‘Dream On,’ and this is about the un-authorized use of his property. Steven is a registered Republican,” LaPolt added.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.​