The US President defies ban on playing the Stones’ music.

Mick Jagger has hit back at Donald Trump’s use of The Rolling Stones’ 1969 classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in his acceptance speech this morning (November 9). He had been told explicitly by the band to stop playing the Stones’ music at his political rallies. Jagger’s tongue-in-cheek tweet conveys his disappointment over Trump’s win.

Back in May, Trump walked out for his Indiana primary victory speech to Stones’ track ‘Start Me Up’, prompting the band to issue a statement: “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”

However, Trump ignored their wishes when he ended his speech at the Republican National Convention in July with ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, prompting the band to issue a second statement declaring that they “do not endorse Donald Trump.”

Lawyers for both the band and Trump have been locked in legal dispute since then but a source told The Daily Mirror that “the row is showing no signs of ending. There has been a mass of correspondence between the two parties. Both sides believe they are in the right and neither are refusing to budge.”

Read next: Donald Trump wins US Presidential election: The music world reacts



Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.


Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp