The Canadian-Born Singer/Songwriter Says he is Suing Trump for Using His Songs Without Permission
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted August 5th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
I knew there was a reason why I have always been a big fan of Neil Young!
And it’s not just because this Canadian-born rock legend has produced – decade after decade – such a great catalogue of songs as a solo artist, and was a member of two of my all-time favourite groups – Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young (as Crosby, Stills & Nash is called, when Neil periodically joins in).
News has just surfaced that Neil Young, now a dual Canada-U.S. citizen, is suing Donald Trump for using some of his songs during campaign events and rallies without his permission, and has gone on doing it inspite of the fact that Young has repeatedly made it known that he has absolutely no use for Trump and the dangerous, hate-filled garbage he and his enablers stand for.
In a statement on the suit, Neil Young said, and I paraphrase him almost word for word, he does not want his music ‘used as theme songs in a Trump campaign that is un-American, and that promotes division and hate.’
God Bless you Neil, and God Help America! – Doug Draper, NAL
Here is one of the songs, written and performed by Neil Young, that the Trump campaign has used without his permission. It’s called ‘Rockin in the Free World’, and you can hear it, complete with imagery from the George W. Bush area more than a decade ago when the song was written, by clicking on the screen immediately below –
To read a recent piece posted by Rolling Stone magazine on Neil Young’s action against the Trump campaign, click on – https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/neil-young-donald-trump-lawsuit-outcome-1039452/
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