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Rock Star Publicly Curses Out Politicians For Using His Music

by Craig Carilli

September 10, 2015
image via (cc) flickr user Kris Krüg

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may have thought it was a good idea to play R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a Tea Party rally on Wednesday, but the band had a very different opinion about the song choice. 

“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you—you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men,” said R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe via bassist Mike Mill’ s Twitter page on Wednesday. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

Mills shared his own thoughts on Trump via Twitter as well, “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”

The band went on to make a joint statement on their Facebook page in an attempt to bring the matter to a close and stop diverting attention from more important issues.

You can find a brief history of political misuse of pop music here.

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Rock Star Publicly Curses Out Politicians For Using His Music