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Queen’s Brian May on Donald Trump and We Are the Champions

Brian May, “My personal reaction to Donald Trump using our music…We’d never give permission.”

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OREGON–(ENEWSPF)–June 10, 2016.  Donald Trump took to the stage on Tuesday night to the sounds of Queen’s song, “We Are the Champions.”  As a life-long Queen fan, I found it strange that Queen would grant Trump the right to use their music.  It should be noted that Trump has been chastised my numerous recording artists during the primary season about using their music without permission.

Here’s the statement from Queen’s Brian May on the matter:

“I’ve had an avalanche of complaints – some of which you can see in our ‘LETTERS’ page – about Donald Trump using our We Are The Champions track as his ‘theme’ song on USA TV. This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy.”

Guess we should start calling him ‘Crooked Donald.’