The Rolling Stones have ordered presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his rallies.

The British rock icons became angered after learning the billionaire was using their music as part of a soundtrack to his appearances.

In a statement, the band said: “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”

The Stones’ 1969 classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was a popular song for Trump’s events, and during an event on Tuesday night, the campaign played “Start Me Up.

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The Rolling Stones have ordered Trump not to play their songs

The property mogul is a well known music fan using songs including some by Sir Elton John to greet his arrival on stage.

In the US, political rallies don’t need artists’ permission to play their songs as long as the they or the venue has obtained a license from the performing rights organisation ASCAP and BMI for all the music in the licensing group’s repertoire.

Adele and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler have previously asked him to stop playing their music to fire up crowds.

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