Neil Young is going to prosecute the campaign team of Donald Trump for the presidential election of November in order to prevent them from playing his songs at rallies, electoral, according to a complaint released Tuesday on the site of a rocker.
The artist-74-year-old believes they are a victim of a violation of his copyrights for the use without his consent of the songs Rockin’ in the Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk to several gatherings of Donald Trump, including his recent meeting in Tulsa, in the State of Oklahoma.
Neil Young “may not, in all conscience, allow his music to serve as a support to a campaign of ignorance and hate, confrontational and anti-american,” says the text of the complaint.
This last is not dated, but shows that the lawyers of the singer and guitarist – who demand up to$ 150,000 in damages for each violation – preparing to the filing with a federal court in New York.
Neil Young has repeatedly criticised the use of his songs by Donald Trump during his rallies in an election.
The native of Toronto, Canada, naturalized american, said in February that the billionaire republican was “a disgrace” for the United States, at the time of providing its support to the socialist candidate in the White House, Bernie Sanders.
Several renowned artists, among them Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Aerosmith, or Adele, as well as the heirs of Prince, complained that their titles are played at gatherings of Donald Trump.
The famous british rock band The Rolling Stones was threatened in June to the us president of a court action if he continued to use their tube – You Can’t Always Get What You Want.