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Dee Snider Rips Paul Ryan for Using 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

GOP played Twisted Sister hit at a campaign rally

August 22, 2012 12:45 PM ET
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
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Rocker Dee Snider is unhappy with Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for using Twisted Sister's 1984 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" as intro music at a rally yesterday in Pennsylvania, reports Talking Points Memo

"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song, 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' in any capacity," Snider said. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X."

Snider's not the first musician this year irate over Republicans' use of their songs: Just last week, Silversun Pickups told Mitt Romney to stop using their song "Panic Switch" at campaign events. Ryan recently expressed fondness for the music of Rage Against the Machine, prompting a pointed response from guitarist Tom Morello in a Rolling Stone op-ed.

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