Linkin Park Issue Donald Trump With Cease And Desist Over Unauthorised Use Of Their Music
Linkin Park announced that they issued a cease and desist to President Donald Trump and his administration after a cover of their Hybrid Theory smash single In The End appeared on the White House’s social media.
The cover rendition was performed by Tommee Profitt featuring Fleurie and Jung Youth, and was first posted by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and then retweeted by the president himself (though it was later disabled by Twitter on Saturday).
“Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music,” the band said. “A cease and desist has been issued.”
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While Twitter were quick to react to the copyright complaint, Variety have pointed out that Trump also previously used In The End at a rally in Tulsa – and he may well continue to carry on playing the song at future events.
Back in 2017, late frontman Chester Bennington called Trump “a greater threat to the USA than terrorism”, adding that, “We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.”
“Dear Trump Campaign, Fuck you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song. No thanks, Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company,” Brendon wrote.
He then added to “everyone else” in a follow-up tweet: “Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.”
Watch Linkin Park’s explosive appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien 20 years ago.
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