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BLOG: R&B group O'Jays decry GOP use of 'Love Train'

York Dispatch

There's not a lot of love from the O'Jays about the use of their song "Love Train" during the Republican National Convention.

The R&B group says its hit — including a version remixed as "Trump Train" — is being used without the band's consent.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2004 file photo, original members of the O'Jays, Eddie Levert, center, and Walter Williams, right, pose with their newer band member Eric Grant in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The band is decrying the use of their song “Love Train” during the Republican National Convention, including a version remixed as “Trump Train,” without their consent. Levert and Williams said in a statement Thursday, July 21, 2016, that they were asked to appear at the convention in Cleveland, but rejected the offer and said the candidacy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was “divisive and at odds with the overriding message of their song.” (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Founding O'Jays members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams say in a statement they were asked to appear at the Cleveland convention. They say they turned down the offer, and they say Donald Trump's candidacy is — in their words — "divisive and at odds with the overriding message of their song."

Levert is making clear what he thinks about the GOP presidential nominee: "I think he just may be the anti-Christ."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers say they're willing to be a part of the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

— The Associated Press