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GOP under pressure from Queen to stop using its 'Champions' anthem

Posted: 2:07 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 14:35:03-04
 Donald Trump made a grand entrance at last night's Republican National Convention , walking out to Queen's classic 1977 song "We Are the Champions."
 
But now the convention and the Republican candidate are under pressure. The classic rock band tweeted today that the song's use was "unauthorised" and "against our wishes." 
 
Adam Lambert, who is now the lead singer for Queen, tweeted a photo of original Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with the words: "If your politics party spends decades treating gay people as second-class citizens, guess what: You don't get to use Freddie Mercury's music at your convention." 
 
 This isn't the first time Trump has been reprimanded by the band for using their song. The popular anthem played as Trump walked out to his victory party at the Trump National Golf Club in New York after sweeping the last of the Republican primaries on June 7.
 
Guitarist Brian May denounced Trump's use of the song on his website, saying it was without permission that Trump used the song.
 
"Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump's platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool," May wrote.