R.E.M. vs Donald Trump


Dopo Neil Young anche i R.E.M. contro Donald Trump. Dopo aver utilizzato ‘Rockin in the Free World’ per la sua campagna elettorale ed essere stato pesantemente “bacchettato” dall’artista canadese attraverso un lungo e “sentito” comunicato, Trump ci è cascato di nuovo questa volta con ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’ mandata a tutto volume durante uno dei suoi interventi. Pronta la risposta di Mike Mills attraverso Twitter: Cease and desist. Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him. Upcoming is Michael’s statement about Trump using our song at the rally. His opinions are HIS, please do not tweet angry responses at me. Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you–you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your 1) …moronic charade of a campaign. Michael Stipe”. Quindi è arrivato il comunicato ufficiale della band:

“While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”