The Rolling Stones Demand Donald Trump Stop Playing Their Music on Campaign Trail

British singer and frontman of rock band The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger performs during a concert at Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Cuba, on March 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was warned Wednesday to stop playing Rolling Stones music on the campaign trail.

“The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” a spokesperson for the band said in a statement, according to Time.

Donald Trump delivered a fiery speech to celebrate an impressive primary victory Tuesday in Indiana. While the real estate mogul and his entourage existed the stage, supporters were treated to the Rolling Stones song, “Start Me Up.”

Other Trump events have featured the group’s popular song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Several other artists have previously asked the Trump campaign not to use their music at official events.

Last June, rocker Neil Young requested that then-newly-announced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump not play his song “Rockin’ in the Free World” at campaign events. Young, a devout liberal, did, however, give socialist Democrat White House hopeful Bernie Sanders permission to play his songs.

Five months later, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler threatened to sue Trump if he did not stop playing the rock band’s song “Dream On” on the campaign trail.

Trump, a longtime Rolling Stones fan, is not held in high esteem among members of the British rock band.

“Can you imagine a President Trump?” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards told Vanity Fair in March. “The worst nightmare. But we can’t say that, because it could happen. This is one of the wonders of this country. Who would’ve thought Ronald Reagan could be president?”

Nevertheless, Trump personally requests politically incorrect stump music to match his provocative campaign.

“The more inappropriate for a political event [Trump’s music is], the better,” a campaign volunteer in charge of Trump’s rally music told the New Yorker earlier this year.

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