Steven Tyler – a rock musician long famous for leading the Aerosmith band – asked fellow Republican Donald Trump to cease using the former’s song “Dream On” at presidential campaign events. Tyler’s attorneys have now sent two cease-and-desist letters to Trump’s campaign. The most recent went out on October 10.
The letter alleges that leading Republican presidential contender Trump does “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On'” and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
In a statement, Attorney Dina LaPolt wrote that the missive is in no way “political” nor does Tyler have a “personal issue with Mr. Trump.” However, it cited copyright issues. Reportedly, Trump’s representatives have not responded.
Before a press conference in New Hampshire on October 12, Trump gave assurances that he and Tyler had buried the hatchet. "It's all been worked out," he said.
Aerosmith is reportedly a registered Republican who attended the first Republican debate this August.