Steven Tyler To Trump: Stop Using Aerosmith Songs At Your Rallies
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is sent a “cease and desist” letter to President Donald Trump telling him to stop using Aerosmith songs at Trump rallies,
The 1993 Aerosmith tune “Livin’ on the Edge” was played at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia on Aug. 21 as Trump fans entered the venue.
In his letter, Tyler accused Trump of willful infringement in broadcasting of “Livin’ on the Edge.” which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson.
Tyler’s letter cites the Lanham Act, which prohibits “any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact … likely to cause confusion … as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person,”
Trump played Aerosmith’s song “Dream On” during his 2015 election campaign. Tyler objected, and BMI pulled the public performance rights for the song.