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Queen: GOP convention used "We are the champions" song "against our wishes"

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Donald Trump's flair for the dramatic is costing him the British rock band vote.

On the first night of the Republican national convention, the presumptive GOP nominee walked onto the stage, which had been darkened for dramatic impact, to Queen's "We are the Champions" before introducing the night's most anticipated speaker, his wife, Melania Trump.

The moment was riveting, with Trump cutting an imposing silhouette on the stage as the podium rose to greet him, as strains of Queen's classic victory ballad played over thunderous applause.

But Queen wasn't happy about the music choice.

On Twitter, the rock band sent a message Thursday about the "unauthorised" use of their song "against our wishes."

Sony/ATV Music Publishing told CBS News in a statement on behalf of the band that a previous request to stop using the song had been made to the Trump campaign -- and it had "obviously been ignored."

"Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use 'We are the Champions' by Queen," the statement read. "Queen does not want its music associated with any mainstream or political debate in any country. Nor does Queen want 'We are the Champions' to be used as an endorsement of Mr. Trump and the political views of the Republican Party. We trust, hope and expect that Mr. Trump and his campaign will respect these wishes moving forward."

Queen, of course, isn't the only musical act to object to Trump's music playlists on the campaign trail.

The Rolling Stones, along with pop singer Adele, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and Neil Young have all requested the campaign stop using their music during political rallies. In most cases, the Trump campaign has agreed to do so.

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