Neil Young Weighs In On US Presidential Election
Calabasas, CA., May 18, 2016
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Last year, Neil Young has issued a statement on Donald Trump's use of his song "Rockin in the Free World" during his U.S. presidential candidate announcement, which essentially said: "This note is NOT for you!". From a Neil Young video interview on Reuters BY JANE ROSS:
"The fact that I said I was for Bernie Sanders and then he didn't ask me to use 'Rockin' in the Free World' doesn't mean that he can't use it.
"He actually got a license to use it. I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything. "But if the artist who made it is saying you never spoke to them, if that means something to you, you probably will stop playing it. And it meant something to Donald and he stopped."
"He's [Sanders] the only one talking about the issues, about issues that matter to me, the issues on my mind - problems of corporate control of democracy and everything slipping away and not being able to have six major companies owning all the media in the United States. "I vote in my own way, by making a lot of noise. If you don't want to listen to me, fine.
If you don't want to vote like I would, don't. But I still have a voice."
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