Aerosmith’s lawyers have sent cease-and-desist letters to Donald Trump, strongly recommending he not use their song “Dream On” at his campaign rallies. Why do politicians keep doing this? More specifically, why does Donald Trump keep doing this?

The Associated Press reports Aerosmith’s lawyers have sent two different cease-and-desists, the most recent one on Saturday, saying Trump “does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any other Aerosmith song, and, moreover, that using it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”

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Interestingly, Donald Trump appears to be a genuine fan of Aerosmith, and at least one of them, lead guitarist Joe Perry, has tweeted nicely right back:

It’s unclear whether Perry’s admiration has cooled since Donald took the campaign trail, but he’s definitely deleted that tweet.

Update, 1:30:

The Hill reports that Trump told reporters at a rally today that the kerfuffle with Aerosmith is “all worked out.” Then he walked onstage to “Dream On.”


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Donald Trump doing some active listening at his Saturday, October 10, rally in Norcross, Georgia. Photo via AP Images