What do Guns ‘N Roses have in common with Queen, R.E.M., Neil Young, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Pharrell?
In addition to all of the above being among the music industry’s most successful acts, each of these artists has taken issue with their songs being played at U.S. President Donald Trump’s rallies without their permission.
On Sunday, GNR frontman AXL Rose took to Twitter to reveal that the band, “like a lot of artists opposed to the unauthorized use of their music at political events, has formally requested [our] music not [be] used at Trump rallies or Trump associated events.”
He goes on to explain that Trump’s lawyers are “using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent.”
He adds, “Can u say ‘s**tbags?!” followed by a poop emoji.
Rose continues by pointing out “the irony of Trump supporters listening to a bunch of anti-Trump music at his rallies but I don’t imagine a lot of ’em really get that or care.”
Just in case the 56-year-old singer hadn’t made his political affiliation clear, he didn’t leave a whole lot of grey area in an earlier tweet: