Neil Young Is Latest Washed-Up Rocker To Whine About Trump's Use Of Music
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Pampered celebrities who have endured a serious crimp in their lavish lifestyles due to the coronavirus are getting pretty grouchy these days and they are lashing out against President Trump.
Many of them are terribly upset that Trump has used their music during his campaign rallies and some have even threatened to sue him over it if the campaign does not cease and desist.
The latest washed-up rocker to be triggered is Neil Young, the 74-year-old "godfather of grunge" who hasn't had what could even modestly described as a hit since George H.W. Bush was in the White Houe.
The Canadian-born Young is pissed off that Trump played his scorching 1989 anthem “Rockin’ in the Free World” during the president's epic speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday night.
Via Deadline Hollywood, "Neil Young Objects To Use Of 3 Of His Songs By Donald Trump At Mount Rushmore Event":
Neil Young objected to the use of his music in the prelude to President Donald Trump’s event at the base of Mount Rushmore, siding with Lakota Sioux who have long claimed the land as their own in violation of an 1868 treaty with the U.S. government.
“This is NOT ok with me…” said a tweet from Neil Young Archives, linked to footage from the Trump event in which “Rockin In The Free World” was playing.
Young then tweeted, “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me.” It linked to a video showing Young’s song “Like a Hurricane” playing before Trump took the stage. Young’s “Cowgirl in the Sand” was heard later at the rally, but the musician did not comment on its use.
Ironically, Young, 74, criticized Trump‘s leadership of the U.S. in a lyrical rewrite of his 2006 track “Lookin’ for a Leader” during one of his “front porch performances” released just two days before the Rushmore event. Young also expressed support 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
It's not the first time that Young has groused about Trump using his songs either.
Back in 2015 during the greatest Republican primary contest in history, he also called for the then-candidate Trump stop playing "Rockin' In The Free World" at events.
To which Trump responded via Twitter:
Trump also Hulk-smashed the crotchety old hypocrite by tweeting out photographic evidence that when Young needed money to finance his ill-fated pie in the sky Pono music system that he had no problem with the billionaire businessman.
Young became rich and famous by singing protest songs during the tumultuous era when the dirty hippies were spitting on returning Vietnam troops and Richard M. Nixon was nearly as hated by the left as Trump is today.
This successful collaboration with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash in the supergroup CSNY punched his ticket to stardom but that was a long time ago and now the geriatric Young's bitter tweeting is a pathetic cry for attention.
The Rolling Stones are also demanding that Trump immediately stop using their music.