Scoop: Aerosmith frontman Tyler tells Trump to ‘Dream On’

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, above, is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, above, is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad “Dream On” at campaign events.

Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s campaign committee on Saturday.

The letter says that Trump does “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’” or any of Tyler’s other songs and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”

Tyler, who is a registered Republican, attended the GOP contenders’ first debate in August.

Attorney Dina LaPolt said in a statement that the letter is not a “political” or “personal issue with Mr. Trump,” but it’s one of permission and copyright.

Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Obama advises Kanye

If you’re going to run for president, Kanye West, you might as well listen to someone who’s been there and done that.

“I do have some advice for him,” President Barack Obama said during a West Coast fundraiser featuring an appearance by the rapper. “Just some stuff that I’ve picked up on the way.”

When West appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards last month, he announced that he would run for president in 2020.

Obama’s Tip No. 1 could have been aimed at reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump — and maybe a few others in the crowded GOP field.

“First of all, you’ve got to spend a lot of time dealing with some strange characters who behave like they’re on a reality TV show,” Obama said. “So you’ve just to be cool with that.”

Another tip hit the Chicago-raised West close to home. “Do you really think that this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States?” Obama asked. “That is crazy. That’s cray!”

Quaid taken into custody

American actor Randy Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said.

Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara to face felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned.

Happy birthday

Actor Josh Hutcherson (”The Hunger Games”) is 23. … Singer Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory is 36. … Actor Hugh Jackman is 47. … Jazz musician Chris Botti is 53. … Singer-guitarist Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens is 60. … Comedian-activist Dick Gregory is 83.

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