October 15, 2019 9:48 am
Posted by Drafting –
Queen has again made it clear to US President Donald Trump that he cannot do as he pleases without asking permission. On this occasion, the British band has removed a video of the politician's campaign in which the song "We Will Rock You" sounded without any authorization.
Apparently, on October 9 Trump shared a clip in which the 1977 Queen classic could be heard in the background. A representative of the formation confirmed that he was not licensed to do so and that they were in the process of prohibiting the tycoon from being able to Use the music of the ensemble. In fact, the video in question has been removed from Twitter for copyright reasons.RELATED
It is not the first time that Queen and Trump have clashed on this issue, since more than three years ago, in 2016, Brian May and company criticized the president for using another of his hymns, "We Are The Champions." This happened during one of the national conventions of his party in Cleveland, United States, in which Trump appeared on stage to the rhythm of the song composed by Freddie Mercury in 1977, although May had scarcely asked him a month ago that Stop using your compositions.
Don’t expect this video – which uses Queen’s “We Will Rock You” in its entirety – to remain up for long.
A rep for Queen told me tonight that the band “has already entered into a process to call for non use of Queen song copyrights by the Trump campaign. This is ongoing. ”Https://t.co/VTLRnLx87p
– Adam B. Vary Scary (@adambvary) October 10, 2019
“I can confirm that permission to use that subject has never been requested or granted. Beyond our ideas about Trump's platform, our policy has always been to be against Queen's music being used as a campaign tool, ”May wrote on his website. In addition, at that time, the guitarist announced that the band was seeking “advice” to take the necessary “steps” and thus ensure that any type of link between Queen's music and Donald Trump's political campaign is cut off.
Trump has encountered the legal issue of music other times. In 2015, rumors emerged that Dee Snider did not want “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to sound in the American’s campaign, although he would later deny it and who would personally give him permission to do so. Also, recently Nickelback became viral because Trump decided to use a clip of the band's typical meme in a tweet with the photo frame.
MariskalRock's team of editors brings you all the information about the world of rock and metal, in all its aspects.
Latest posts by Drafting (see all)