Adele Joins Aerosmith & R.E.M. In Telling Trump To Stop Using Their Music In His Campaigns

Adele is asking Donald Trump to start saying "Goodbye" to all of her songs.

Trump, a known Adele fan, has been very keen on using the artist's songs throughout his campaign. He played "Rolling in the Deep" and "Skyfall" at multiple different rallies around the country.

Not only did he not have Adele's permission to use her music, but the singer's fans also expressed worry and anger that her songs were being used to attract attention to Trump without her knowledge

And it was starting to look like she had maybe endorsed him.
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That, as we learned today from her spokesperson, was definitely not the case.

“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” her spokesman told The Independent. The British singer had to shut down another candidate as well.

Mike Huckabee, one of Trump's Republican rivals, also tried to use an Adele song to promote his campaign. He made a parody music video to "Hello," before a copyright holder apparently demanded the video be muted due to infringement. The video in our post reporting on the story has been removed, but it's still available to view on a number of sites, including The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to Adele, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith also told Trump that he didn't not want the band's song "Dream On" associated with the presidential hopeful's campaign after Trump played it during a rally. Tyler's attorneys went as far as issuing a cease-and-desist letter.

Trump's worst mistake, though, would have to be trying to get away with using R.E.M.'s, "It's the End of the World." Michael Stipe, the band's frontman, had a few choice words for Trump when he heard the track was used during the Stop the Iran Deal Rally late last year.

"Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” Stipe told The Daily Beast in an email, regarding Trump's use of the song. "Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

The dispute with Adele hasn't escalated to such heights; the singer has only issued a brief statement, mostly to let her fans know the music was being used without her knowledge or consent.

We imagine that Adele calling up her spokesman and telling him to pull the songs went something like this...

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...followed by this...
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...and ending with this.
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Looks like Trump is in the market for a new entrance song.

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