Singer Steven Tyler Rocked by Backlash After Demanding Trump Stop Using Aerosmith Song

Recently Steven Tyler, of the 70s rock band Aerosmith, went public to demand that President Donald Trump cease using one of his Aerosmith songs during his rallies. But the backlash against the singer’s ignorant attack was so strong he felt the need to reply to his detractors.

Tyler was incensed after he learned that one of his songs, “Livin’ on the Edge,” was playing at a Trump rally at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia.

The aging singer sicced his lawyers on Trump and sent a cease and desist letter to the White House to demand that Trump stop using the song, according to Variety.

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is demanding President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies, like the one held at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia on Tuesday (August 21). The band’s 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge” was played as Trump devotees entered the venue, which has a capacity of 13,500. Tyler has in turn sent a “cease and desist” letter through his attorney Dina LaPolt to the White House accusing the President of willful infringement in broadcasting the song, which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson.

Citing 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,” Tyler’s attorney contends that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.

“By using ‘Livin’ On The Edge’ without our client’s permission, Mr. Trump is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency, as evidenced by actual confusion seen from the reactions of our client’s fans all over social media,” the letter to the White House read.

“What makes this violation even more egregious is that Mr. Trump’s use of our client’s music was previously shut down, not once, but two times, during his campaign for presidency in 2015,” Tyler’s lawyers added.

The rock band took action after Trump-hating CNN mouth Jim Acosta tweeted out that the song was heard at the Trump rally.

In any case, it appears that Aerosmith does not want Trump voters as fans.

Now, let’s say right off the top that according to the law, the band can demand that Trump stop using the song. But Aerosmith’s fans did not care that the band has the right to stop the song’s use. As BizPacReview noted, fans began slamming Aerosmith mercilessly.

There are thousands more. In fact, there are so many that Steven Tyler himself felt the need to tweet out a defense of his cease and desist order.

Yeah. Sure pal…

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