The White Stripes broke up years ago, but faux siblings Jack White and Meg White are banding together to blast Donald Trump for his campaign’s unauthorized use of the band’s hit “Seven Nation Army” in a campaign video.
Trump has raised the ire of numerous musicians since embarking on his presidential campaign, being taken to task by such artists as Neil Young, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Adele and the surviving members of Queen for unauthorized use of their music.
In a tweet, Jack White’s Third Man records issues a terse statement in which “The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” adding: “They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”
According to Pitchfork, it’s unclear precisely which video to which the band is referring, although Ian Montone (manager of Jack White and The White Stripes) says that’s a good thing. “If you can’t find the video, great,” he says. “Then our lawyers have done their job.”