Brian May is not pleased with Donald Trump using Queen’s “We are the Champions” at his campaign rallies.
The guitarist says, “I’ve had an avalanche of complaints about Donald Trump using our ‘We are the Champions’ as his ‘theme’ song on U.S.A. TV. 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. Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy.”
Other artists whose music Trump used without permission include Elton John, Adele, The Beatles, Twisted Sister, Neil Young and Aerosmith.