Rock Stars Not Happy With GOP For Using Their Songs For Campaigns

TIME

R.E.M. took to Facebook to comment on Donald Trump and Ted Cruz using the band’s song at a Tea Party rally.

“While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”

-R.E.M.

This comes days after Survivor founding member Frankie Sullivan talked to Rolling Stone about Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who refused to give out gay marriage licenses, used “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally for Davis after she was released from jail.

“I do not like mixing rock and roll with…

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