Steven Tyler and Aerosmith have a message for Donald Trump, who wants to use their music at his campaign rallies: Dream on.
Attorneys for the 67-year-old singer and Taylor Swift BFF have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Republican presidential front-runner, according to the Associated Press. This is actually the second time that Tyler has attempted to stop Trump, who keeps playing “Dream On” at his campaign rallies.
According to the letter, the Trump campaign does “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’,” or any other Steven Tyler or Aerosmith song. “[It] gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
Of course, Tyler’s letter follows in a proud tradition not only of rockers asking candidates to keep them out of their politics, but of Trump being a particularly egregious offender of folks like Neil Young, REM and now Aerosmith.
Although Steven Tyler is a registered Republican, his attorney Dina LaPolt says in a statement that the legendary singer is concerned about permission and copyright issues and isn’t looking to make some “political” issue or imply a “personal issue with Mr. Trump.”