The White Stripes Rebuke Donald Trump After Campaign Video Features ‘Seven Nation Army’
The White Stripes do not want to be associated with Donald Trump in any way, and issued a statement about the use of one of the band’s songs in a campaign video.
The White Stripes On Donald Trump
Upon learning that popular White Stripes song “Seven Nation Army” was being used in a video endorsing Donald Trump for president, co-founders Jack White and Meg White released a statement through label Third Man Records.
“Regarding the use of ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” reads the statement. “They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”
R.E.M. notably shut down the use of their music for political purposes with a colorful statement after Trump used “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a campaign stop last year.
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“Go f–k yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe said via bassist Mike Mills‘ Twitter page. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Neil Young also put a stop to Trump using his music.
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