Neil Young was not happy about Donald Trump using his song

Donald Trump launched his bid to be US president to great fanfare on Tuesday, but not everyone was thrilled at the way he went about it.

Canadian musician Neil Young was seemingly outraged by the Republican candidate's use of his 1989 hit 'Rockin' in the Free World' at both the beginning and the end of his speech. And, um, on this escalator... (which has been dubbed Stairforce One).


Not only was it a strange choice because it criticises the Republican regime under George HW Bush but a statement from Young's agent provided to Mother Jones also says its use was unauthorised.

The statement pointed out that Young is a long-time supporter of Bernie Sanders - the supposedly 'socialist' senator who is running for the Democratic nomination.

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