LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Elton John has followed in fellow pop star Adele’s footsteps and told Donald Trump to stop using his music for Trump’s campaign, John’s publicist said Tuesday.
The billionaire businessman’s 2016 presidential campaign has been playing John’s “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” at recent campaign rallies, however John’s publicist released a statement asking them to stop.
“Elton’s music has not been requested for use in any official capacity by Donald Trump,” the publicist added. “Any use of his music should not be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer denied permission for the Trump campaign to use his music just a day after Adele told Trump’s campaign to stop using her music and said no political campaign will get the permission to use them, regardless of party.
John’s refusal might be in part due to Trump’s recent statements he would try to overturn the Supreme Court’s recent decision in support of same-sex marriage. John married his longtime partner David Furnish in 2014.
“If I’m elected I would be very strong in putting certain judges on the bench that maybe could change things,” Trump said to Fox News.
Neil Young, Aerosmith and R.E.M. have also denied the Trump campaign permission to use their music.