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The White Stripes Slam Donald Trump For “Illegal” Use Of ‘Seven Nation Army’

Written by Zanda Wilson on October 5, 2016

The White Stripes have issued a rare joint statement regarding the use of their 2003 song Seven Nation Army in a Donald Trump campaign video.

In a statement posted to The White Stripes’ Facebook page, Jack White and Meg White condemn the “illegal” use of the song, making it palpably clear they have no association with the video.

“Regarding the use of ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” reads the statement.

“They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”

Although it’s unclear which particular video they are referring to, the band’s manager Ian Montone tells Pitchfork, “If you can’t find the video, great. Then our lawyers have done their job.”

There is still this fan-made video floating around, though it is not directly associated with Trump or his campaign. Catch it below, alongside the band’s Facebook statement.

This isn’t the first time Trump has been accused of using music without permission. In 2015 R.E.M. called him “sad” and “attention grabbing” for unauthorised use of their music, after Neil Young got pissed with Trump for using his song Rockin’ in the Free World.

Watch: The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ In Donald Trump Campaign Video

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