Back in June, Donald Trump was using Neil Young's 'Rockin' In The Free World' as his campaign song – until Young told him to stop, granting permission instead to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

But now Trump's done it again, this time with R.E.M's 'It's The End Of The World', presumably ignorant of the irony in using the song to promote himself as a presidential potential. We hope you're not ignorant of that irony also.

Anyway, the band have been much more vociferous than Neil Young in addressing the issue with Trump. Here's a collective statement from them:

"While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates cease and desist from doing so, let us remember that there are things of greater importance at stake here. The media and the American voter should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign."

Individual responses were a lot more outspoken. Mike Mills took to Twitter to register his outrage:

However, using Mike Mills as a medium, R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe gave his take on things:

"Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you--you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign."

Not being much of a Trump fan to put it exceedingly lightly, I can only agree. If you have no idea what 'It's The End Of The World' sounds, you can listen to it below.