US President Donald Trump played Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” several times during his election campaign events. The music legend is now taking action against this.
US President Donald Trump repeatedly played Phil Collins’ hit “In The Air Tonight” during his campaign appearances.
This does not suit the British music legend.
Collins now wants to ban it.
British music legend Phil Collins (69) wants to ban US President Donald Trump from using his hit song “In The Air Tonight” in the election campaign. The management of the former Genesis frontman told the German news agency Monday that Collins’ lawyers had already sent a quit and desist statement to Trump’s campaign team in June and again last Friday (Oct. 23). They have not yet received a response from Trump representatives.
According to a statement from Collins’ spokesperson team, Trump was not allowed to use the song “In The Air Tonight” in a recent campaign appearance in the US state of Iowa. Phil Collins was one of many artists who opposed Trump using their music for his political advantage, the message said. Against the backdrop of coronavirus transmission, it is also “extremely insensitive” to use this song. Trump often holds his rallies before rallies where most people don’t wear masks to protect themselves from virus contamination.
Musicians repeatedly complain that Trump uses their songs for campaign appearances. For example, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Adele and the family of singer Tom Petty, who died in 2017, have criticized the President of the United States for doing so. Canadian rock star Neil Young filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in August.
(SDA / chk)