R.E.M. Seeks Legal Avenues to Stop Donald Trump From Using Their Songs at His Rallies

Bassist Mike Mills issues a statement on behalf of his rock band after the President reportedly played 'Everybody Hurts' and 'Losing My Religion' at his re-election gathering in Milwaukee.

AceShowbiz - R.E.M. is determined to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from using their songs at his campaign rallies.

The businessman-turned-politician reportedly played the group's hits "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion" at his re-election gathering in Milwaukee on Tuesday (January 14), with bassist Mike Mills taking to Twitter to insist he and his bandmates are considering taking legal action.

"We are aware that the President* @realDonaldTrump continues to use our music at his rallies," he wrote. "We are exploring all legal avenues to prevent this, but if that's not possible please know that we do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man."

R.E.M. Considers Legal Action to Stop Donald Trump From Using Their Songs

Back in 2015, the group, which disbanded in 2011, also spoke out insisting they did not "authorise or condone" Trump's use of their tune "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" at a rally.

Days before his latest post regarding the 45th POTUS, Mills referred to Trump as an "Adderal-deranged idiot (sic)" who is "renting out troops as mercenaries," after the politician said he told Saudi Arabia, "You're a very rich country. You want more troops? I'll send them to you, but you have to pay us."

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Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Guns N' Roses, Steven Tyler and Adele are among the acts who have also requested the President stop playing their music at rallies.

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