Here’s How The Music World Is Reacting To Donald Trump’s Presidency

When your alarm went off this morning, there was probably a brief, shining moment when you thought the events of yesterday were just a bad Final Destination-style nightmare, only to be hit seconds later with the crushing realisation that nope, US President Donald Trump is an actual thing, and you are legitimately waking up to a strange new Trumpian chapter of history.

The music world, which has been almost universally united against The Donald since he announced his intentions to run for the top job, has largely been left gobsmacked by yesterday’s ‘American Brexit’ plot twist, especially since all the pre-election polls had predicted Republican candidate Hillary Clinton to bag the White House gig.

So now while we wait to see if those who vowed to move to Australia — should Trump be elected — actually follow through, you can catch some of the reactions from Aussie musos like Illy, Alison Wonderland and Briggs — plus US heavyweights like Katy Perry, Corey Taylor, Courtney Love and Trumploads more — below.

Reactions From Australia…


Alison Wonderland:


The Rubens:

The Preatures:

Peter Garrett:

Negative Ones From Across The World…


Moby wrote an exasperated open letter to Billboard, expressing his frustration that a man he dubbed “an actual sociopath” was voted in over Hillary Clinton:


 why are you so afraid of evidence?

you smoke cigarettes,naively believing they won’t kill you. you eat garbage, believing it won’t make you sick and obese.
 and now you’ve elected donald trump.

’christians’ and family-values voters have en masse helped elect a twice divorced man who openly brags about infidelity and committing sexual assault. 
30% of latinos have helped elect a man who has routinely maligned latinos and called mexicans ‘rapists’.
 45% of women have helped elect a man who brags about ‘grabbing women by the pussy’ and has called women ‘pigs’ & ‘slobs’.
 business-minded middle america has en masse helped elect a man who has led roughly half of his businesses to bankruptcy and lost
close to a billion dollars in 1995 alone.
 and blue collar middle america has en masse helped elect a trust-fund baby who has, over-time, inherited over $600,000,000.00 from his father.

and in the process you’ve denied the presidency to an experienced and erudite woman whose only shortcoming is being on the receiving end
of a 30 year right-wing smear campaign. 
as a life long progressive i’m supposed to be diplomatic and understanding, but america, what the fuck is wrong with you?
 but then i ask myself, very sadly, why am i surprised?
 this is the same america that eats at burger king and is baffled as to why it ends up obese and cancerous and dying
this is the same america who thinks that granting health care to 20,000,000 people is somehow treasonous.

and this is the america who has now elected a dim-witted, racist, misogynist.
 a dim-witted, racist, misogynist who has ruined businesses and has no policy proposals other than ‘build a wall’. 
i guess there will be some cold, bitter schadenfreude in spending the next 4 years watching middle america wake up to the fact
that donald trump is an incompetent con-man.

the rust belt jobs won’t come back. the wall won’t get built. and hillary won’t get locked up.

donald trump will be impeached, or end his presidency with single digit approval ratings.
and hopefully, somehow, america will finally wake up the fact that republicans are, simply, terrible. 
reagan and bush sr. and the republicans ruined the economy, bill clinton and the democrats fixed it. 
george w. bush and the republicans ruined the economy all over again, obama and the democrats fixed it. 
in some baffling, habitual masochism americans keep going back to what’s bad for them, whether it’s food or political parties.

and the climate will suffer. the inner cities will suffer. children will suffer. animals will suffer. gun deaths will continue to skyrocket.
 we will suffer. all because americans live in this delusional, upside down world wherein they’re unwilling to look at evidence.

but here are the facts: 
junk food makes you fat and kills you.
 cigarettes give you cancer.
and donald trump is a racist and a misogynist who has ruined countless businesses and will be the worst president our country has ever, ever seen.


Katy Perry:

Chuck D (Public Enemy):

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor:

And on his previous assertions that he’d move to an island if Trump got elected:

Courtney Love:

Flying Lotus:




What So Not:

Best Coast:

Lady Gaga:

Janelle Monae:


The National’s Aaron Dessner


Beach House:

Chance The Rapper:

Mac Demarco

Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan:

Mark Holcomb (Periphery):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto:


Sky Ferreira:

Mykki Bianco:

And the positive ones…

Jon Bon Jovi:

Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop:

Nikki Sixx:

Anthrax’s Scott Ian:

DJ Ashba (Sixx AM, Ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Ted Nugent:

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