Sinéad O'Connor's Estate Slams Donald Trump for using 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

  • Sinéad O'Connor's Estate Slams Donald Trump for using 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

    Posted by Unknown Member on March 4, 2024 at 4:18 pm

    Sinéad O’Connor’s estate has demanded that the Twice Impeached, 4 times indicted, Criminal Donald Trump stop using her music at his White Trash Rallies.

    The estate of the late singer-songwriter and her record label, Chrysalis, said it was “no exaggeration to say that Sinéad would have been disgusted, hurt, and insulted” by her music being used at Trump rallies. The Florida Criminal has played O’Connor’s biggest hit, her version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” at his white trash rallies in Maryland and North Carolina.

    The estate slammed the campaign for misrepresenting her work, as Trump
    is “someone who she herself referred to as a ‘biblical devil.'”

    “As the guardians of her legacy, we demand that Donald Trump and his
    associates desist from using her music immediately,”
    the statement
    continued. “Throughout her life, it is well known that Sinéad O’Connor
    lived by a fierce moral code defined by honesty, kindness, fairness and
    decency towards her fellow human beings.”

    In a 2020 interview with Hot Press, O’Connor said she did “believe Donald Trump is the biblical devil.”

    “Nobody should think he’s doing this just so he can get elected,” she said while Trump was in office. “He is devilish enough that he believes in this stuff. They should have dragged him out of the White House at the point he separated the first child from their parents at the Mexican border.”

    https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/sin-ad-oconnors-estate-says-153502076.html


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  • ObscureandFuzzy

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    March 5, 2024 at 6:40 pm

    That’s nice.

  • Unknown Member

    Member
    March 6, 2024 at 8:41 am

    Sinéad O’Connor’s estate joins a long list of artists demanding Donald Trump stop using their music

    The low life criminal scum has a history of illegally using music from those who despise the anti christ , an abomination…. the literal scum of the earth.

    Sinéad O’Connor’s estate demanded Trump “desist from using her music immediately”.

    In between a myriad of court appearances, the Florida Criminal Donald Trump has been holding white trash rallies , sound-tracked by popular songs.

    One of those songs is Sinéad O’Connor’s trademark hit Nothing Compares 2 U, and the late musician’s estate is not happy about it.

    In a joint statement, O’Connor’s estate and her record label, Chrysalis, demanded the Republican “desist from using her music immediately”.

    It said the Irish singer, who died last year aged 56, “lived by a fierce moral code defined by honesty, kindness, fairness and decency towards her fellow human beings”.

    “It was with outrage therefore that we learned that Donald Trump has been using her iconic performance of Nothing Compares 2 U at his political rallies,” the statement said.

    “It is no exaggeration to say that Sinéad would have been disgusted, hurt and insulted to have her work misrepresented in this way by someone who she herself referred to as a ‘biblical devil’.

    “As the guardians of her legacy, we demand that Donald Trump and his associates desist from using her music immediately.”

    This is far from the first time an artist has demanded distance from Trump. Musicians from Rihanna to Linkin Park have objected to him using their music for campaign purposes.

    John Fogerty called Trump’s decision to play the Creedence Clearwater Revival track Fortunate Son at his 2020 rallies “confounding”.

    And it’s hard not to agree.

    Fogerty wrote Fortunate Son in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, after he was drafted and served in the US military during the conflict.

    “Something I was upset about was that the fact that people with privilege — in other words, rich people, or those with influence — could use that to avoid the draft and not be taken into the military,” Fogerty said.

    “I found that very upsetting, that such a thing could occur, and that’s why I wrote Fortunate Son. That was the intent of the song, the inspiration.”

    Fogerty could have been alluding to the fact that Trump avoided the Vietnam draft five times, four times because he was in college, and once because he was diagnosed with bone spurs that he later told the New York Times were “temporary”.

    The meaning behind the song “Fortunate Son,” in John’s own words. You can watch the video of John jamming to a new…

    In October 2020, Fogerty announced he had served Trump with a “cease and desist” order, releasing a statement on social media platform X.

    He reiterated his “disgust” at people using their political and financial privilege to avoid military service, and then added that he also wrote about wealthy people “not paying their fair share of taxes”.

    “Mr Trump is a prime example of both of these issues,” he said.

    “The fact that Mr Trump also fans the flames of hatred, racism and fear while rewriting recent history, is even more reason to be troubled by his use of my song.”

    Estates clap back

    Like with O’Connor, Trump has been known to use the music of deceased artists, leaving it to their estates to shoo the former US president away.

    And sometimes those estates can’t resist getting in a jab or two.

    Like in 2016, when Trump used George Harrison’s Beatles hit Here Comes The Sun to welcome Ivanka Trump on stage at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

    Harrison’s estate shut it down quickly, calling the use “offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate”.

    The estate followed up by saying that had Trump requested Beware of Darkness — a Harrison song that explicitly warns listeners of “greedy leaders” — it may have approved its use.

    If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself

    — George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) July 22, 2016

    Likewise, in 2020 the Leonard Cohen estate refused the use of Hallelujah at the RNC. Of course, Trump still used the song, albeit a cover, resulting in a scathing statement from the Cohen estate.

    It too suggested that perhaps You Want It Darker, Cohan’s late career muse on religion and morality, would have been more appropriate.

    Repeat offences

    Neil Young has been trying since 2015 to stop Trump from using his song Rockin’ In The Free World — itself a criticism of former Republican president George H.W Bush (the older one) — with little success.

    It all culminated in 2020, with Young releasing a scathing open letter to Trump, who is historically a big Young fan.

    “You are a disgrace to my country … your mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, our environment, and our relationships with friends around the world is unforgivable,” Young wrote on his website.

    “Every time ‘Rockin’ In the Free World’ or one of my songs is played at your rallies I hope you hear my voice. Remember it is the voice of a tax-paying US citizen who does not support you. Me.”

    Young tried to sue Trump over the usage but voluntarily dismissed the case in December 2020.

    R.E.M has also been battling Trump’s use of its music for years — first in 2015, when vocalist Michael Stipe went after Trump for using It’s the End Of the World as We Know It during rallies.

    “Go f*** yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign,” Stipe said at the time.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-05/sinead-oconnor-donald-trump-cease-and-desist-order/103548676

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