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It may not be the “end of the world as we know it” but it certainly is the end for Donald Trump using R.E.M songs during his Presidential campaign.
Trump recently used R.E.M’s 1987 hit “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at one of his campaign rallies…but neglected to get permission for it.
The band took to Facebook and posted a response asking the candidates to stop using their music.
“While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
While the band’s Facebook message was kept PG, frontman Michael Stipe took to Twitter with some thoughts of his own.
“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you–you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your 1)
— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) September 9, 2015
…moronic charade of a campaign.”–Michael Stipe — Mike Mills (@m_millsey) September 9, 2015