Planning for Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day is just getting started. What music will be on the agenda for the inauguration? It’s a good question at this point since very few Hollywood singers are known to be Trump supporters. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is giving fans something to talk about after joking on Twitter that maybe Trump will ask him to sing at the inauguration on January 20, 2017.
“Just was watching the news… maybe they’ll ask me to sing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at the inauguration, ha!” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Just was watching the news… maybe they’ll ask me to sing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at the inauguration, ha!
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 9, 2016
Was the Rolling Stones frontman hinting that he’d like to provide music at the Trump inauguration, or was he being sarcastic? Donald Trump has used the song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” by the Rolling Stones at his campaign rallies.
— NME (@NME) November 9, 2016
According to Metro, Jagger hasn’t shown support for Trump. In fact, a CBS News report back in May revealed that the Rolling Stones had requested Trump stop using their music at his rallies.
Trump said he didn’t have any issues with the Stones requesting he cease playing their tracks at rallies, but cited legalities by saying his campaign did “have the rights to use them.” The president-elect said he didn’t need direct permission from artists to use the music because his campaign purchased the rights to use songs by the rock group. As long as political campaigns obtain a blanket license under such organizations as the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), or Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI), all music is legally approved to use. A musical artist can send a cease and desist letter or sue on the grounds of false advertising if they feel their music wrongly supports a candidate.
Trump has honored the requests of other artists to yank their songs from his playlists. Those artists include Adele, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Neil Young, and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snyder. In those instances, Trump did respect their wishes. Despite the Stones’ request, Trump continued to use “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” right up to his election.
“The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” the group said in a statement back in May.
Newly elected president Donald Trump has had run-ins with some of the world’s most famous rockers: https://t.co/IY37A2gDSP
— billboard (@billboard) November 9, 2016
Who would perform at the Trump inauguration? According to Us Weekly, Wayne Newton is a big Trump supporter. He was present during one of Trump’s debates with Hillary Clinton at the University of Las Vegas Nevada in October.
Other musicians who support Donald Trump are Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Kiss’ Gene Simmons. Will any of them be invited to provide music at the Trump inauguration?
If there’s one thing that the Trump inauguration music might lack, it’s attracting the biggest pop stars in the industry since artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce, and the like were strong supporters of Hillary Clinton.
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