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R.E.M. slam Trump for using the band's music at rallies and consider "legal actions" against the president

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Rock band R.E.M. is “considering legal actions” against the U.S. President Donald Trump after he used their songs at his recent rallies.

According to the band’s bassist Mike Mills, the band is ready to “explore all legal avenues” to prevent Trump from using their music. During Tuesday night rally in Milwaukee two R.E.M.’s songs were played, “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion.”

In his twitter, the rock musician wrote:

“We are aware that the President* @realDonaldTrump continues to use our music at his rallies. We are exploring all legal avenues to prevent this, but if that’s not possible please know that we do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man."

The band’s singer, Michael Stipe also expressed his negativity over Trump’s campaign trail. In his statement given to The Daily Beast, Stipe said:

“Go f*** yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

In 2015 Trump already had an experience of using the band’s music. At his “Stop the Iran Deal” rally Trump played R.E.M.’s 1987 hit song “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”.

But then the band only issued a statement saying that does "not authorize or condone" Trump's use of its music.

Author: Usa Really