Neil Young’s song “Rockin’ in The Free World” remains a classic rock standard among radio stations, and it’s been the center of attention this week after its use at a Donald Trump rally.
According to Metro, Young had to clear up misconceptions that he was in favor of the New York billionaire using the song during one of Trump’s rallies. He made himself quite clear that he is opposed to Trump using his music in a Facebook post on Saturday that ran with the headline, “YOUNG CONTINUES TO DENY TRUMP PERMISSION TO USE HIS MUSIC.”
“When I discovered that the candidate first used my song at his campaign launch, my management called his office and immediately requested he stop,” wrote Young. “We thought he had. But now, unfortunately, I understand he is still using it.”
Further, Young said that when his management asked Trump to stop using his music, Trump insulted him and released a photo of the two of them “to further mislead the public.”
“The picture was taken when I visited his office while conducting various meetings with potential investors for my amazing sounding music company Pono, many months prior to his decision to become a candidate,” said Young.
Along with the post, the Canadian rocker shared a short video where onstage he shouted, “F**k you, Donald Trump!”