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Mon Jun 22, 2015, 02:25 PM

 

Neil Young Snubs Donald Trump, Gives “Rockin’ In The Free World” To Bernie Sanders - CoS

Neil Young snubs Donald Trump, gives “Rockin’ in the Free World” to Bernie Sanders
The Donald loses his campaign soundtrack to a hippie from Vermont

by Ben Kaye - CoS
on June 22, 2015, 8:58am



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Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign kicked off like the joke that it is. The billionaire reality TV mogul came out in front of a crowd of partially paid supporters to Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” (and while riding down on an escalator, no less). Beyond the fact that the song is actually a critique of Republican George H. W. Bush’s presidency and the social polices that lead to income inequality, Trump’s use of the song was inappropriate because Young never gave him permission.

Young said in a statement that Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement.” The statement added that, “Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”

Trump’s camp claimed they paid both ASCAP and BMI for rights to the song, but would cease from using it out of respect to Young. The singer, meanwhile, out of respect to his own political beliefs, has turned around and given Trump’s opponent Sanders permission to use “Rockin’ in the Free World”.

Sanders, the Democratic candidate from Vermont, walked out to the track at a rally in Denver attended by an over-flow audience of 4,500 people. Folks were reportedly standing in the atrium and lacrosse fields outside the auditorium to hear Sanders speak; as far as we know, none of them were paid to be there.

Watch footage of Sanders’ “Rockin’ in the Free World”-aided entrance below (scroll to the 5:00 mark):




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Link: http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/neil-young-snubs-donald-trump-gives-rockin-in-the-free-world-to-bernie-sanders/



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Reply Neil Young Snubs Donald Trump, Gives “Rockin’ In The Free World” To Bernie Sanders - CoS (Original post)
WillyT Jun 2015 OP
redstateblues Jun 2015 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2015 #2
calimary Jun 2015 #3
malaise Jun 2015 #4
daleanime Jun 2015 #5
BeanMusical Jun 2015 #6
red dog 1 Jun 2015 #7
WillyT Jun 2015 #13
murielm99 Jun 2015 #8
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2015 #9
hifiguy Jun 2015 #10
JDPriestly Jun 2015 #11
LWolf Jun 2015 #12
Omaha Steve Jun 2015 #14
WillyT Jun 2015 #15

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:03 PM

1. Good for him! Canadians for Bernie!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:14 PM

2. Love that "fuck yeah!!" pic of Young.

And a big thank you to Trump for making the headline news work to Bernie's advantage!!!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:38 PM

3. Ouch!!!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 03:41 PM

4. Ouch

That should hurt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:02 PM

5. Hell yes....

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:02 PM

6. Kickin' and Reccin'

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:28 PM

7. K&R...Thanks for posting

Neil Young is a classy guy.

In the future, perhaps Trump might want to use music that's more appropriate for him,'
like "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 07:51 PM

13. You Are Quite Welcome !!!

 




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:32 PM

8. Good for him!

And I am not a Bernie supporter.

It is his music, and he has a right to do what he likes with it.

What does Trump have to do with freedom, anyway? He would suppress anyone who is not a billionaire.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:33 PM

9. Kickn' & Reccn' nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 04:42 PM

10. Dump should take that "kick me" sign off of his back.

 

Neil has kicked Dumbold's ass up to his collarbone by now.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 05:45 PM

11. K&R. New album coming out by Neil Young.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 06:22 PM

12. I guess that puts to rest

the recent suggestion that Bernie suffers from an "enthusiasm gap," lol.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 07:56 PM

14. We are going to see Neil next month in Lincoln on July 11

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 08:25 PM

15. I Am Sooooo Jealous !!!

 



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