Steven Tyler, The 70-year-old rocker, is taking to stop President Trump by sending him a cease-and-desist letter on Wednesday. This legal action came a day after the commander-in-chief played Aerosmith’s hit song “Livin’ on the Edge” at his rally in Charleston, West Virginia Tuesday night.
The scene in WV before Trump’s rally. Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the edge” playing. pic.twitter.com/HW1qr9TBgE
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“Mr. Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr. Trump,” the letter obtained by USA TODAY read.
Tyler, along with Joe Perry and producer Mark Hudson, wrote the 1993 hit song “Livin’ on the Edge.”
Attorney Dina LaPolt was the one who sent the letter for Tyler. His lawyers say the use of the song “specifically violates Section 43 of the Lanham Act, as it ‘is likely to cause confusion, or to cause mistake, or to deceive as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person.” and “gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.”
This is not the first time the former “American Idol” judge has taken legal action against Trump over song use. In August and October 2015, Tyler’s legal team sent Trump a similar cease-and-desist letter after the then-Republican candidate used their song “Dream On” at his campaign rallies.
“What makes this violation even more egregious is that Mr. Trump’s use of our client’s music was previously shut down, not once, but two times, during his campaign for the presidency in 2015,” the letter stated.