Steven Tyler’s lawyer has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the White House asking the president to the band of the songs at his rallies.
Rocker Steven Tyler is taking legal action to stop President Trump to play Aerosmith songs in its events. The move comes a day after the commander in chief played “Livin’ on the Edge ‘ at his rally in West Virginia on Tuesday.
Tyler sent a cease-and-desist letter to the White House by his lawyer, Dina LaPolt, Variety reported. The letter points to the Lanham Act, which “prohibits a false name, or a misleading description or representation of the facts … is likely to cause confusion … as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person.”
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The lawyer claimed that by playing an Aerosmith ballad in a public space “gives the false impression that Tyler is the endorsement of Trump’s presidency.”
Brad Whitford, from left, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.
Tyler, along with his bandmate Joe Perry, and producer Mark Hudson, 1993 wrote the hit song “Livin’ on the Edge.”
“In addition, Mr. Tyler’s voice is easily recognizable and central to his identity, and any use thereof wrongfully misappropriates the rights of publicity. Mr. Trump has no right to use the name, likeness, voice, or likeness of our client, without his express written consent,” the letter concluded.
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This is not the first time Aerosmith has taken legal action against Trump over song use. In 2015, Tyler’s lawyers sent Trump a similar cease-and-desist letter from the then presidential candidate had no permission to play their song “Dream On” in his campaign rallies.
That letter stated that Trump is “not our client consent to the use of “Dream On”,” or any of Tyler’s other songs, and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr Trump’s presidential bid.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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