For the Rolling Stones, the Tuesday night opening of their Exhibitionism showcase in New York was not a time for politics.
In keeping with the song’s title,
When asked how he felt about Trump using the song, he laughed. “I’ve had that one a lot lately,” he said about the question. “I’m not the DJ. I’m not Donald’s DJ.”
Just was watching the news... maybe they'll ask me to sing 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at the inauguration, ha!— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 9, 2016
"Everyone outside the U.S. is kind of mystified," Mick Jagger told the Associated Press about Trump’s win earlier that day. "I'd say, that's the polite word."
To the band’s dismay, Trump repeatedly played Stones tracks Brown Sugar, Start Me Up and most notably You Can’t Always Get What You Want at his rallies. The Stones issued multiple statements condemning his unauthorized use of the songs, but that didn’t stop the president-elect from closing his campaign with You Can’t Always Get What You Want, playing it after his acceptance speech on Nov. 9.
Jagger responded to Trump's most recent transgressions with a cheeky tweet.
The band members were on hand Tuesday night to celebrate the opening of Exhibitionism, which displays roughly 500 costumes, instruments, diaries and art pieces from the band’s five-decade career, on display in New York until March 12.
Next up for the band is their first new album in a decade, Blue & Lonesome (out Dec. 2), which features covers of classic blues songs with the help of friends like