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Tom Petty’s family issues cease and desist on Trump

Trump staffers must be hard-pressed to find a song by Ted Nugent to sell their campaign because they keep playing shit by bands who want no part of his nonsense.

Tom Petty’s family has issued a cease and desist notice against the Trump campaign after the late singer’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” was played at the president’s Tulsa rally on Saturday. “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” the Petty family said in a statement posted to social media later that night.

The statement was issued by Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty, the musician’s children, widow, and first wife.


Benmont Tench III, a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, echoed their sentiment. “I in no way approve of Trump even whistling any piece of music associated with our band. I hope that’s clear enough,” he wrote in an Instagram post.



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