Stop using our music, Rolling Stones tell Trump

Members of the Rolling Stones (from left) Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrive for the Exhibitionism opening night gala in London, Britain, on April 4, 2016.
Members of the Rolling Stones (from left) Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrive for the Exhibitionism opening night gala in London, Britain, on April 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Wednesday to stop using the band's music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request.

"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," the band's spokesperson said in a statement. A representative for Trump's campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

Before his rally in Carmel, Indiana on Tuesday, Trump's campaign played The Rolling Stones' 1969 song You Can't Always Get What You Want at least four times.

Alongside pop and rock songs, the Trump campaign also plays Broadway show tunes and opera music ahead of rallies.

British singer Adele in February said she has not given permission for anyone to use her music for political campaigns, after Trump played her 2011 hit Rolling in the Deep at rallies in Iowa.

Politico magazine reported that the Trump campaign was undeterred and used Adele's James Bond theme song Skyfall at a rally in Little Rock, Arkansas two days after her statement.

Rockers R.E.M. lashed out at Trump for using their hit song,It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) at a rally last year.