Neil Young Will Now Let Donald Trump Use His Music
Published May 24, 2016They've both got messy hair, incredibly nasal voices and diverse bodies of work, so maybe Donald Trump and rock icon Neil Young aren't so different after all. The two publicly spatted over the former's use of the latter's music last year, but now they seem to have made up.
Young famously endorsed Bernie Sanders before that was a popular stance (making him the original Bernie Bro), but now he's buddied up with Trump a little more.
In an interview with Reuters, Young suggested that he's simply got his mind on his money — anyone can use his music for anything, so long as they pay. As such, he's no longer pissed at the Donald for using "Rockin' in the Free World" in his campaign.
"He actually got a licence to use it," Young said of Trump. "I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything."
In other words, we should all keep on rockin' in the free world while we still have one.
There will be plenty more music for Donald Trump to use in his presidential campaign when Neil Young releases Earth on June 17 via Reprise.