THE Rolling Stones have threatened Donald Trump with legal action if he continues to use their songs at his US re-election campaign rallies.
Band lawyers are working with music rights organisation the BMI over the president using Stones material despite ‘cease-and-desist’ directives.
Their 1968 song You Can’t Always Get What You Want was used at last week’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Yesterday, the Stones — fronted by Sir Mick Jagger, 76 — said the BMI had notified the Trump campaign that unauthorised use of their songs was a breach of its licensing agreement.
‘If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo,’ they added.
The band complained during his 2016 campaign about the use of their songs. Earlier this month, the family of Tom Petty issued a legal warning over I Won’t Back Down being used a rally.