The son of music legend David Bowie and Angie Bowie, filmmaker Duncan Jones, claimed he believes that former President Donald Trump plays his father's music at campaign events in an effort to annoy him.
The 2024 presidential candidate Trump, whose previous term involved a failed coup to remain in office, was criticised by Jones this week for utilising his father's music for his campaign, according to the British tabloid Metro.
On Tuesday, as he left a campaign announcement for 2024 at his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump played Bowie's song "Heroes."
Twitter users questioned whether the former president had obtained permission from Bowie's estate in advance of the event due to the song's use.
In a post on Wednesday, Jones expressed his conviction that Trump uses his father's music to "wind" him up during rallies.
Later, before Jones revealed that the campaign had previously utilised Bowie's song, a Twitter user begged Jones to take action about Trump's use of "Heroes."
"Six years ago, he utilised the same track. There is not much we can do about it, I've been told," wrote Jones.
The use of "Heroes" comes after several musicians, including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Adele, and Elton John, expressed outrage about the former president performing their songs at events without their consent.
Jones' remarks came out the same week that Isaac Hayes' estate indicated they were looking into legal possibilities in response to the campaign's use of "Hold On I'm Coming," a song by Sam & Dave that Hayes and David Porter co-wrote, according to Complex.
The Isaac Hayes and David Porter song "Hold on I'm Coming" was used by Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday. "Stopping a politician from using your music is not always an easy task, but we are dedicated to making sure that Donald Trump does not continue to use "Hold on I'm Coming" in further rallies and public appearances," the estate wrote.
Jones and the Trump campaign have been contacted by HuffPost for additional comment.