Steven Tyler of Aerosmith would really like Donald Trump to stop using the band’s songs at his white supremacist rallies.

By |2018-08-24T16:03:24-08:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Courtesy of Vanity Fair:

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is demanding President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies, like the one held at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia on Tuesday (August 21). The band’s 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge” was played as Trump devotees entered the venue, which has a capacity of 13,500. Tyler has in turn sent a “cease and desist” letter through his attorney Dina LaPolt to the White House accusing the President of willful infringement in broadcasting the song, which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson.

Citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits “any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact … likely to cause confusion … as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person,” Tyler’s attorney contends that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.

The matter has come up previously with another Aerosmith song, “Dream On,” which Trump used during his 2015 election campaign. Following a similar letter stating, “Trump for President needs our client’s express written permission in order to use his music” and that the campaign “was violating Mr. Tyler’s copyright,” BMI drove the point home and pulled the public performance rights for the song. Public performance rights for “Livin’ on the Edge” are administered by ASCAP.

I cannot think of too many things as incongruous as the playing of an Aerosmith song at a rally full of bloated, entitled, white men and women, gathering together to worship at the feet of a fake billionaire and current Russian asset.

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  1. Paul August 24, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Aerosmith’s song “Young Lust” might be more appropriate.

  2. abbafan August 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

    O/T Gryphen – there was a statement issued by Sen. McCain’s office this morning, stating that he has discontinued treatments for the glioblastoma he has. It appears that Sen. McCain is not long for this world. Remember, August 29, 2008 – a date which will live in political infamy! Wow, 10 long painful, arduous years, since the screeching idiot was unlawfully unleashed upon the populace; the scourge of all time!! I wonder if there will be any regrets or confessions about “IT”. At least Sen. McCain served his country, unlike the draft-dodging moron whom he despises!

    P.S. – the story just broke; trump organization CFO Weisselberg has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors!! The noose is really tightening around fatso’s orange neck right now!!!

    • anon August 24, 2018 at 11:15 am

      “Weisselberg’s cooperation is a potentially momentous turn of events for the president. Depending on how prosecutors proceed, it may take the federal tax- and bank-fraud investigation of Cohen — and, more important, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe involving Russian interference in the 2016 election — out of some of the relatively low-stakes legal issues in play so far and into the heart of the Trump Organization and the president’s business and financial dealings.”
      “Pecker’s immunity agreement may, therefore, be relatively narrow and limited to the prosecution of Cohen by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney. Weisselberg, on the other hand, surely knows things that travel beyond the borders of the Cohen investigation and into the more sprawling landscape of potential crimes that Mueller is investigating — including obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting a fraud, conspiracy against the U.S., and, in the words of the Constitution’s impeachment clause, possible “high crimes and misdemeanors” in the Oval Office.”
      “Weisselberg oversees the trust that Trump set up to manage his interests in the Trump Organization while he’s in the White House, and also had a prominent position inside the president’s troubled charitable foundation. In short, he was privy to decisions at the Trump Organization that Cohen was never allowed to take part in.”
      “federal prosecutors have had incentives to pressure Weisselberg to reconsider his loyalties to Trump. That makes the Trump family’s reclusive accountant a significant player in this unfolding historical drama”
      “remember: It was a forensic accountant — the guy who knew all the boring details about taxes and buried financial bodies — who ultimately brought down Al Capone.”

      • AC-DC August 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

        ““They’re trying to Al Capone the president. I mean, you remember. Capone didn’t go down for murder. Elliot Ness didn’t put him in for murder. He went in for tax fraud. Prosecutors didn’t care how he went down as long as he went down. The same goes for Democrats. Whatever avenue is needed to bring down the president, they’ll take ~IT~.””

        • anon August 24, 2018 at 3:18 pm

          “Is Al Capone a verb now?” “The president is trying to al Capone the country”

    • Anon August 24, 2018 at 11:38 am

      ““Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.” McCain, 81, has served as a Republican senator from Arizona since 1987, when he replaced Barry Goldwater.”

      • anon August 24, 2018 at 2:57 pm

        FB>”Senator John McCain’s family announced today that he has chosen to discontinue any further medical treatment for his cancer.
        This is effectively an announcement of his pending death, an end that cannot be far away now.
        This is a terrible thing, for him, for those who love him. And the responses to this tragic realization from both the Right and most especially the Left, disgust me.
        I’ve written extensively on John McCain. My opinion of his politics isn’t any secret.
        But today is NOT the day for that.
        Today I will take only the high road and wish upon a fellow Sailor, a man who served his country as best he was able, fair winds and following seas.
        Do the same in my presence — or remain silent — or be airlock.”<Jim Wright

  3. anonymous August 24, 2018 at 11:34 am

    “Infowars currently hosts its videos on Real.Video, a niche video hosting site that promises that content on the platform is “protected under free speech” and prominently features other channels promoting militias or dubious nutrition ideas.”

  4. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I thought that everyone and their dog knew the rules for playing artists’ music as rallies by now!
    Yet another IDGAF team trump!

  5. anonymous August 24, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    “YouTube conspiracy theorist Lionel Lebron was in the White House for an event on Thursday, according to a video Lebron posted online. During the visit, Lebron and his wife posed for a smiling picture with Trump in the Oval Office.” ” QAnon believers have interpreted the clues, which they claim without evidence are coming from a highly placed source in the Trump administration, to mean that Trump and the military are engaged in a high-stakes shadow war against a supposed globalist pedophile cult. The conspiracy theory has caught on with Trump supporters, who have held up QAnon-related signs and wear QAnon shirts to the president’s rallies.” “its slogan, “Where we go one, we go all.” ““This president is a president for all Americans,” one joked, including conspiracy theorists.” “Lebron, for his part, tweeted a picture of himself in the White House with QAnon-related hashtags.”

  6. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    The White House admits Trump is using tax-payer funded official events as campaign rallies. Publlic dollars for partisan purposes.

    How many laws has this asshole broken and those shitheads in Congess turn a blind eye and not only do nothing but PROTECT THIS FUCKER.

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