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Tom Petty’s Family Issues a ‘Cease And Desist’ Notice To Trump For Using ‘Wont Back Down’ At Tulsa Rally



Tom Petty’s family is outraged the Trump campaign dared to use the song, “I Won’t Back Down,” Saturday night at his Tulsa rally.

Petty’s family members said the song is about all of us and it should not be played “to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense left behind”

“Tom wrote this song for the underdog, for the common man and for everyone,” the family said in a statement. “We want to make it clear that we believe everyone is free to vote as they like, think as they like, but the Petty family doesn’t stand for this. We believe in America and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump is not representing the noble ideals of either.”

They added: “We would hate for fans that are marginalized by this administration to think we were complicit in this usage. Concurrently, we have issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign.”

Other singers who have railed against Trump for using their music include Elton John, Prince, Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, Rihanna, Neil Young, REM, Adele, the Rolling Stones, Pharrell, Queen, and Earth Wind and Fire.