Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Asks Paul Ryan Not To Use 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
Another musician is none too pleased with Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, 42. This time it's Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, 57, who has put the kibosh on Ryan's use of the band's "We're Not Gonna Take It' for his political platform." Ryan played "We're Not Gonna Take It" at a Pennsylvania rally this week for his campaign with presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, 65.
"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 in a statement. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with — except the use of P90X," Snider said, referring to the intense home workout regimen developed by Tony Horton, 34, reports CNN.
A spokesman for the Ryan camp responded, indicating that they would stop using the Twister Sister tune. "We're not gonna play it anymore," an email said in response.
This isn't the first instance of creative differences between musicians and the Romney camp. Singer K'Naan, 34, previously requested that Romney refrain from using his song, "Wavin' Flag," which he reportedly played at an event earlier this year without purchasing the rights, and the Silversun Pickups also asked him not to use their "Panic Switch."
Rage Against the Machine has also spoken out against Ryan, who mentioned in Rolling Stone that he was a big fan of their music. “Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," former Rage guitarist Tom Morello, 48, said, adding, "Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta 'rage' in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment."
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