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ABC News: GOP Under Pressure From Queen: Stop Using Its 'Champions' Anthem (Adam Lambert Mention)

Filed Under () by glitzylady on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Posted at : Tuesday, July 19, 2016

And the "We Are The Champions" saga continues....

As we know, the surviving members of the iconic rock group QUEEN have asked the Republican Party and Donald Trump to stop using their classic song "We Are The Champions" in association with their convention and for other political purposes.

Dr. Brian May asked them to refrain from further use of their music after it was used last month at a political event, saying in part:

"Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool".

We know it was used once again last night (7-18-16) at the Republican National Convention.

Roger Taylor tweeted his feelings earlier today with the words "A good song forever poisoned."

See the ABC News article linked below.

Adam Lambert, Dr. Brian May, & Roger Taylor of Queen + Adam Lambert 

ABC News Website LINK: GOP Under Pressure From Queen to Stop Using Its 'Champions' Anthem

Quotes from the ABC News article:

Adam Lambert, who is the current lead singer for Queen, tweeted a photo of original Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, writing, "If your politics party spends decades treating gay people as second-class citizens, guess what: You don't get to use Freddie Mercury's music at your convention."

Statement from Sony/ATV Music Publishing:
“Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use 'We are the Champions' by Queen. On behalf of the band, we are frustrated by the repeated unauthorized use of the song after a previous request to desist, which has obviously been ignored by Mr. Trump and his campaign," the company said. "Queen does not want its music associated with any mainstream or political debate in any country. Nor does Queen want 'We are the Champions' to be used as an endorsement of Mr. Trump and the political views of the Republican Party. We trust, hope and expect that Mr. Trump and his campaign will respect these wishes moving forward.”

In a new development, the RNC has stated (and quoted in the ABC News article) that they did obtain licensing rights to use the song at the convention, but at the current time, the full story is still developing..Guessing we'll be hearing more as the days go by.

Other "We Are The Champions" related articles here on Adam Lambert 24/7 News:

LINK: Adam Lambert RT'd @THR: "Trump again risked wrath of @QueenWillRock after playing #WeAreTheChampions.."

LINK: Adam Lambert Posted Photo In Response To RNC's Use Of "We Are The Champions" #truth #queen #freddiemercury

LINK: Adam Lambert Retweeted @QueenWillRock: "An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes - Queen"

Posted by @glitzylady for ADAM LAMBERT 24/7 NEWS


Dee R Gee said...

Well, if the RNC did get official permission to use the song, Brian May and Roger Taylor were certainly not aware of it. Who gave the permission? Hope we get more info on this, because it will teach us all more about the legalities of using music publicly and what the rights of the artist and the user really are. I sure don't know what the legal facts are. You'd think that at the very least, BM and RT would be informed of this "permission" thing.

glitzylady said...

It doesn't seem that Sony is aware of any permissions being given either.. So yeah, the truth will come out eventually.. And perhaps some heads will roll, so to speak..

Anonymous said...

I want to see the paper work that "RNC has stated (and quoted in the ABC News article) that they did obtain licensing rights to use the song at the convention". Along with his taxes.

LAMBERT Outlaw said...

YES!!! DUMP the CHUMP TRUMP!! GO ADAM & QUEEN!! TRUMP hates everyone but himself!!!

tess4ADAM(LAMBERT Outlaw)

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! tess

Nanbert said...

Hurray!... Whew! Trump didn't use "We are the Champions" again last night. I was afraid he would be pig-headed enough to continue its use. Hope that's the end of it... but you never know.