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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider’s ‘Not Gonna Take It’ From Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan

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First Tom Morello, now Dee Snider. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan may love rock music, but he’s not exactly having much success buddying up to any musicians at the moment. Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider is the latest to lash out at Ryan, calling him out over using his band’s music at a recent rally.

Ryan used the 1984 single ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as his intro music, and Snider has since denounced the politician for doing so without his approval. Snider told 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. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X.”

Ryan was lambasted last week by Tom Morello after the politician stated in an interview that Rage Against the Machine was his favorite band. After hearing the comment, Morello penned an op-ed piece for Rolling Stone pointing out the obvious differences behind his band’s intent and what Ryan stands for in his argument.

Meanwhile, Ryan’s running mate, Mitt Romney, also received a request from Silversun Pickups to stop using their song ‘Panic Switch’ at campaign events.

Next: Dee Snider Wearing the American Flag

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