Steven Tyler demands President Trump stop playing Aerosmith songs at his rallies
President Trump played the band's 1993 hit "Livin' on the Edge" at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia on Tuesday night, despite the singer sending him two prior warning notices.
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler does not want President Donald Trump to use his songs at his political rallies and has demanded, again, that the Republican stop using his tracks.
The 70-year-old singer reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the White House on Wednesday through his attorney Dina LaPolt, after President Trump played the band's 1993 hit 'Livin' on the Edge' at a rally in Charleston, West Virginia on Tuesday night.
The letter accused the Republican of willful infringement in broadcasting the song, which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson, and added that it was a "violation" of Tyler's rights to privacy, according to USA Today.
"Mr. Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr Trump," the letter sent by Tyler read.
This is not the first time Tyler has slammed Trump over the use of his music during the Republican's rallies. The former "American Idol" judge's legal team had also sent a similar letter to Trump in August 2015 and again in October 2015. Trump was then a Republican candidate and had used Aerosmith's "Dream On" during his campaign trail, according to reports.
The rocker's legal team said that Trump's use of the song "specifically violates Section 43 of the Lanham Act, as it ‘is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person."
Here is the cease and desist letter to Trump from Steven Tyler’s lawyers demanding that the Trump campaign refrain from playing Aerosmith music at rallies. Aerosmith has made this demand before according to this letter. pic.twitter.com/tWpOSO6tS5— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 22, 2018
"By using 'Livin' On The Edge' without our client's permission, Mr Trump is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency, as evidenced by actual confusion seen from the reactions of our client's fans all over social media," Tyler's lawyers, in the letter said.
Tyler's legal team also added that the use of Aerosmith's song again is clearly a "willful" offense, considering President Trump's team had ignored the previous notices sent to them.
"What makes this violation even more egregious is that Mr Trump’s use of our client’s music was previously shut down, not once, but two times, during his campaign for the presidency in 2015," the letter added.