Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, revealed in an interview with the BBC today that the last time he got really upset was before a concert back in 1989. According to the guitar player, it had to do with the promoters of a particular venue, and their choice to advertise Trump’s name along with theirs.
The 74-year-old explained that while on tour in Atlantic City, Keith and the band arrived at one of the venues and he became enraged when he saw the billboard which read, “Donald Trump presents the Rolling Stones.”
For some reason, the promoter of the show chose to highlight Trump’s name with much bigger letters than that of the band. Richards stated he typically would never get mad at promoters because they usually have nothing to do with them, but at that time, he was infuriated.
Richards said in the interview that he pulled out his knife and jammed it in the table. He implored his American listeners: “You’ve got to get rid of this man.”
As you may know, this isn’t the first time the legendary British band has talked about Trump.
During Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, he used one of their tracks, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” without the band’s approval.
However, what made it strange is that the song’s theme clearly didn’t match the intentions of the campaign. Jagger claimed the then-president-elect used the iconic tune for every single rally throughout his 2016 campaign.
The legendary frontman went on to add that clearly it was a “funny song” for him to be played out on. “That was an odd thing, really odd,” the singer explained. According to Jagger, the song is about drugs in Chelsea, so its usage is even more inappropriate.