Linkin Park have issued a “Cease and Desist” to the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign after the unauthorized use of their song, “In The End.”
Trump tweeted a fan-made campaign video that was soundtracked by the Linkin Park song on Saturday (July 18). The band quickly reported the video, which resulted in having it taken down from Twitter within a few short hours as they do not endorse and never have endorsed Trump or his organization.
The video in mention still lives as a Tweet on Trump’s Twitter but reads: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
Linkin Park – 1
Donald Trump – 0 pic.twitter.com/8rJKmQ500P
— SFDB (@sfdb) July 19, 2020
Linkin Park’s late frontman, Chester Bennington, has commented on Trump in the past saying that Trump is “a greater threat to the USA than terrorism.”
I repeat….. Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) January 30, 2017
Trump has been using different artists music at his rally’s, in advertisements and more without their prior permissions which resulted in several cease and desists from different artists including Neil Young, The Village People and even Tom Petty’s estate. The Rolling Stones also recently threatened a lawsuit over the continued unauthorized use of their music.
Linkin Park later tweeted to let their fans and the public know that they don’t support Trump or his organizations and their music will not be allowed for usage by him or his Campaign.
“Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music,” the band Tweeted. “A cease and desist has been issued.”
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020