Queen Forces Removal of Trump's 'We Will Rock You' Campaign Video

Freddie Mercury of Queen 1982 Tour at the Various

Freddie Mercury of Queen 1982 Tour at the Various

In response, the Prince estate shared a written statement claiming the Trump campaign's legal representatives said it would not use any Prince songs in connection with Trump campaign events, per a request made after Trump used "Purple Rain" during the 2016 campaign.

The post Queen gets "We Will Rock You" campaign video taken down from Donald Trump's Twitter appeared first on effect of Sound. While Trump is yet to be delete the tweet, an apt ogle now states: "This media has been disabled per a account by copyright proprietor". Rolling Stone said it had been viewed 1.7 million times by October 14, at which point it became unavailable.

Buzzfeed also stated the representaive for the band told them the Trump campaign was not authorized to use the song. This follows downloads of Nickelback's hit song Photograph surging up to 569%, according to Nielsen Music, after the controversial politician posted a video using their song which has since been removed.

On that occasion, the surviving members of the band confirmed it was "an unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes".

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Queen guitarist Brian May issued a statement on his personal website to clarify that "this is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given".

"We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue". The takedown request was ultimately carried out by Queen's music publisher.

"Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy".

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