Backstreet Boys Tell Donald Trump To Stop Playing "I Want It That Way"
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:19:32
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The Backstreet Boys have told Donald Trump to stop playing their song "I Want It That Way" at events. On Wednesday, a number of reporters noted that the presidential candidate had been playing the song over loud speakers at a recent Florida rally. Steven Trachtenbroit, a publicist for the group, emailed The Daily Beast saying, "[The Backstreet Boys] did not approve this and we are not associated with the Trump camp."
The Backstreet Boys join the likes of The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, R.E.M., Steven Tyler, The White Stripes, Queen, Adele, and many others who have had to publicly disassociate themselves with Trump for using their music.
Rolling Stone reports, "But according to Mick Jagger, Trump can play whatever he feels like, whether or not the musicians have given him permission. "The thing is, when you appear in America … if you're in a public place, like Madison Square Garden, or a theater, you can play any music you want and you can't be stopped," Jagger explained during a recent Twitter Q&A. "You can't stop them," he added. "They can play what they want.""
The Backstreet Boys are currently set to play four shows before they begin their residency at The Axis Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada in March. Their next show is set for November 29th in Dallas, Texas.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff