Cease, Please! Brendon Urie Joins Artists Asking Trump to Stop Using Their Songs

Saturday June 27, 2020

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie
Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie  (Source:Instagram)

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is the latest musician to tell President Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign rallies.

When they heard that the group's song "High Hopes" was being played at the president's recent Arizona rally, "the pansexual singer-songwriter tweeted. 'You're not invited. Stop playing my song,'" the British site Pink News reported.

In an earlier tweet in which they also promoted voting participation, Urie wrote:

This isn't the first instance of Trump being slammed by artists for his appropriating their songs at rallies and in the media. Last week "Tom Petty's family members demanded President Trump stop using the late rock legend's 1989 song 'I Won't Back Down' after it was played at a Tulsa, Okla., rally Saturday evening, saying the family 'doesn't stand for this,'" reported The Hill

Elton John turned down an invitation to sing at Trump's 2017 inaugural. Trump not to play any of his songs during his campaign events after "Rocket Man." and "Tiny Dancer" was played at them. But at the time, Trump never asked permission for using the songs.

Adele also asked the Trump campaign to not use her song "Rolling in the Deep" at events. And in 2018 Pharell threatened to send a cease and desist order against the campaign for unathorized use of his song "Happy," the Guardian reported.

Trump also ends his events with the Rolling Stones' classic, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," much to group's chagrin. The band has repeatedly ask Trump to stop playing their music, but so far have had no success in getting him to do so," writes the Guardian.

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