Mick Jagger appears to target Trump in preview of new song about 'overeating, too much tweeting'

THE Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger appears to target Donald Trump in the preview to his latest track.

The artist uploaded a 45 second clip of the new song "Pride Before a Fall" to Twitter on Wednesday in which he sings about "overeating" and "too much tweeting" – appearing to take a swipe at the President.

Jagger, 77, and the rest of The Rolling Stones have said that they are anti-Trump, threatening to sue the president for using their material at his rallies.

The president continued to play their anthems despite the band issuing multiple cease and desist orders, NME reports.

The clip shows Jagger performing in a recording studio, singing: "I see the preening, it's overweening, over eating, too much tweeting, and when my back is turned somebody will push you off the wall.

"And just remember that pride, it comes before a fall."

It's not yet known whether the song will be a solo record or will be released under the Stones brand.

The president has not responded to the lyrics.

Trump started playing Rolling Stones hits including "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at campaign events in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election .

The band has issued multiple cease and desist orders since.


In September, the group threatened to sue as the Trump campaign continued to use their songs.

The president had used their material as recently as July at a rally in Tulsa – an event blasted for its potential to spread coronavirus.

The Stones said in a statement that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop the use of their material in Trump's campaign.

They said: "The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement.

"If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed."

Trump has now obliged and is often seen dancing to YMCA by The Village People at his rallies.

It's not the first time that Jagger has clashed with the president, as in September last year he accused Trump of underestimating the seriousness of climate change.

"We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the US, where all the environmental controls that were put in place – that were just about adequate – have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out,” he said.

Several artists have urged Trump to stop using their music at his signature rallies.

In September, Tom Petty's estate issued the president with a cease and desist order for using his 1989 song "I Won't Back Down" during the infamous Tulsa rally.

Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie demanded Trump to stop using their material after he used their 2018 track High Hopes during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

And, rock band Aerosmith have issued multiple cease and desist orders after the Republican used the tracks Dream On and Livin' on the Edge at rallies in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose referred to the president's campaign as "s***bags" for ignoring his "formal request" to stop playing Sweet Child 'o Mine.


 

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