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R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe was livid after the use of his band’s song at the event.
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The band’s post on Facebook was slightly more diplomatic.
Donald Trump has been blaring R.E.M. on the campaign trail, and the band doesn’t feel good about it. The GOP presidential candidate took to the podium Wednesday on the steps of Capitol Hill to slam President Barack Obama’s proposed Iran nuclear deal. His walk-up music? R.E.M.’s 1987 hit “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”
Go through the whole post to read the reason of the bashing
The presidential candidate took the stage at a rally to oppose the Iran deal on Wednesday (Sept. 9) as R.E.M.’s song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” played over the sound system, and the members of the band have taken to social media to criticize Trump’s use of their music.
Mills then tweeted the link to an official statement from the band, which points out that R.E.M.’s members “do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so.”
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The statement continued, “The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
Trump isn’t the only political figure to get pushback over music played at rallies. On Tuesday, the rock group Survivor said it did not give permission for their song “Eye of the Tiger” to be used at an event attended by embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
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