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Young excuses Donald Trump’s use of Rockin’ in the Free World on campaign trail, saying: ‘Once the music goes out, everybody can use it’

Source: Neil Young permits Trump to Keep on Rockin’ | Music | The Guardian

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Neil Young and Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

The 2016 presidential campaign has already seen the reprise of a traditional number: musical artists protesting the use of their songs at campaign rallies.

Neil Young is the latest to sing this tune, noting that Donald Trump did not have permission to use “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his campaign announcement speech Tuesday.

“Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement,” said a statement from Young’s representative. “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”

Earlier this year, the band Dropkick Murphys found a pungent way to prevent Scott Walker from using the song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” at his appearances:

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Update: Neil Young released an in-depth statement regarding Donald Trump, distaste for the US political system, and corporations:

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