Feb 03, 2016

    Adele objects as Trump uses her song on campaign


    POP superstar Adele has lodged objections as Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump played her music on the campaign trail.

    Trump, an apparent fan of Adele who was spotted at her concert in November in New York, has regularly played her hit Rolling In The Deep at his rallies.

    "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," a statement from the singer's spokesman said on Monday.

    Adele, whose blockbuster success has been attributed to her ability to attract audiences across wide demographic lines, did not mention Trump by name.

    Adele, in the past, has declared herself as a staunch supporter of the Labour Party in her native Britain, although - in a potential area of common ground with Trump - she has complained about the heavy tax bill since becoming rich.

    US candidates, especially on the right, have repeatedly faced a backlash when playing well-known songs.

    Trump earlier in his campaign played Neil Young's Rockin' In The Free World and R.E.M.'s It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), triggering furious protests from the artists known for their left-leaning views.