Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes
FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) (Source: Amy Harris)

NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Young has sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate.

Young’s lawyers sought monetary damages in Tuesday’s lawsuit in Manhattan federal court.

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk.”

The lawsuit says the campaign used the tunes numerous times at rallies and political events, including in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20.

The lawsuit says Young first complained about use of “Rockin’ in the Free World” in June 2015 when Trump announced his presidential run.

A message for comment was left with a campaign spokesperson.

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