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Steven Tyler: Donald Trump Playing 'Dream On' Must Cease

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By    |   Monday, 12 Oct 2015 08:43 AM

Aerosmith frontman and registered Republican Steven Tyler has asked Donald Trump to stop using the group's song "Dream On" during campaign events.

According to The Associated Press, Tyler's attorney Dina LaPolt said a cease-and-desist letter was sent to Trump's campaign committee on Saturday.

Playing "Dream On" at campaign events "gives the false impression that [Tyler] is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump's presidential bid," the letter states.

LaPolt emphasized that the letter is not a "political" or "personal issue with Mr. Trump," but rather a simple matter of copyright.

"This could be a case where either the band collectively wants to stay politically neutral, or Perry [guitarist, and also a registered Republican] or Tyler support a non-Trump Republican as the GOP presidential candidate," commented Rolling Stone magazine.

Tyler's representatives first warned the Trump campaign about using "Dream On" after it was used at an August 21st rally in Mobile, Alabama. Trump has continued to use the song, however, and even did some air-drumming as the song played during one of his stops in Las Vegas.

Tyler and Trump appear to be friends, as the "American Idol" judge has in the past acted as a judge at Trump's Miss USA pageant. Additionally, Trump tweeted last fall that he attended an Aerosmith concert, and complimented Tyler publically after they had a meet-and-greet.

Previously, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe lashed out at the Trump campaign for using the song "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" and Neil Young asked that "Rockin' in the Free World" not be used by the campaign.

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