Tom Petty’s family files cease-and-desist after Trump plays ‘I Won’t Back Down’ at rally

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Tom Petty‘s family has issued a cease-and-desist notice to Donald Trump after the late rocker’s 1989 hit I Won’t Back Down played during the U.S. president’s poorly-attended rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday. “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” Petty’s daughters Adria and Annakim Petty, his widow Dana York, and ex-wife Jane Petty, wrote in a joint statement shared to the official Tom Petty Twitter account that evening. “Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together.”“We believe in America and we believe in democracy,” they wrote. “