Classic rock star Neil Young shredded rival Republican President Donald Trump on Monday. Young posted on his web site: “Dear Mr. President:
“Although I have repeatedly asked you to please not use my music because it indicates that I support your agenda, you have always played my songs anyway at your gatherings, with no regard for my rights, even calling me names on twitter.”
I did notice that you played my music at your latest rally in Dakota despite my previous requests.
Because you are in charge of the Covid 19 response here in the USA, I will not sue you (as certainly is my right) potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives. With the enormous power you wield on our behalf, I wish you all the best to save American souls from this threat. I know you will do your best for all Americans, regardless of political leanings. I give you my encouragement in your efforts to unify America.
I suggest you listen to my song “Looking for a Leader 2020” available on my website, neilyoungarchives.com as part of a work I recently completed with my wife- “The Porch Episode” as I believe it would be an interesting addition to your next rally.”
Plus he added, “With Respect for your office, Neil Young” The Hill reports:
Days after publicly condemning President Trump‘s use of his music at an event at Mount Rushmore, Neil Young has updated the lyrics to his song “Lookin’ for a Leader” to criticize Trump and endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In a revamped version of the 2006 song Young slams Trump as a leader “scared of his own shadow” and suggests Biden is the right choice to reunite the country.
He condemned Trump last week for using two of his songs — “Like a Hurricane” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” — during a Fourth of July celebration ahead of the president’s address to a crowd in South Dakota..
Young making a strong statement here.