Sir Mick Jagger has joked that he could sing You Can't Always Get What You Want at Donald Trump's inauguration.

The 73-year-old Rolling Stones singer was responding to the news that the US President-elect chose to walk out to the 1969 hit on election day.

Taking to Twitter, Jagger wrote: "Just was watching the news ... maybe they'll ask me to sing You Can't Always Get What You Want at the inauguration, ha!"

It follows an ongoing legal battle between the veteran rockers and Trump, after he ignored their plea to stop playing their music at his campaign rallies.


In May, Trump used the legendary group's song Start Me Up when he walked out before he delivered a victory speech in Indiana and they insisted they had "never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs" and requested he "cease all use immediately".

However, Trump did not co-operate and used You Can't Always Get What You Want at the Republican National Convention back in July, and he also made use of the song Brown Sugar.

A statement released by the band, which also includes Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, at the time read: "The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump.

"You Can't Always Get What You Want was used without the band's permission."

However, neither parties have backed down and the legal battle continues.

A source said: "This row is showing no signs of ending. There has been a mass of correspondence between the two parties.

"Both sides believe they are in the right and neither is refusing to budge.

"Fair play to the Stones for standing up for their rights and that of other musicians.

"It is a matter of principle for them. They are acting for the wider musical community."