Twisted Sister Frontman Dee Snider Berates Paul Ryan For Use Of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’
After Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan used hair metal band Twisted Sister’s 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as intro music for his Pennsylvania rally Tuesday afternoon, the band’s famed frontman fired off a condemnation of Ryan’s use of his song.
Dee Snider, the big-haired lead singer of Twisted Sister, said in a statement to Talking Points Memo that he “emphatically denounce[s]” the use of his song and snarked that “There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X,” taking a jab at Ryan’s much-publicized workout routine.
A Romney spokesperson said the campaign will review Snider’s request.
This is not the first complaint Mitt Romney and Ryan have received from musicians over song usage. Most recently, the indie rockers Silversun Pickups formally complained against Romney’s use of their song “Panic Switch.”
Once again, Mediaite suggests the Republicans consult the “Top 10 Songs Guaranteed To Annoy Liberals” for some potentially safe campaign rally song choices.
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