Dee Snider to Paul Ryan: We're Not Gonna Take You Using My Song!

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Republicans. When will they learn.

With some notable exceptions (Ted Nugent, Dave Mustaine, Hank Williams Jr.), music stars seem far from keen on having their material used at GOP campaign rallies.

Today, Dee Snider became the latest to decry such a move. He surely won't be the last. Said a rep for the Twisted Sister rocker / Celebrity Apprentice star:

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"It was brought to my attention today that Paul Ryan has been using client Dee Snider's composition 'We're Not Gonna Take It' in his political campaign to become the Vice President of The United States of America.

Dee does not support Paul Ryan. Accordingly, Dee has released this statement to Benjy Sarlin, campaign reporter for TPM in Washington, DC:

'I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my song 'Were Not Gonna Take It' as recorded by my band Twisted Sister. There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X.'"

The hilarious footnote to that statement refers to Ryan's personal training regimen ... check out Paul Ryan shirtless, the man's in good shape.

In any case, Paul can cross Twisted Sister off the list. The way this is going, he's going to cycle through dozens of jukebox heroes by election day.

Heck, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello went out of his way to slam Ryan for merely saying he was a fan of the group in an interview.

Election 2012:



With all the booze and dope these rockers deal with, of course they would be for, Obama. Obama, the choice of the stoned & stupid.


Although it is, or was, a pretty good song it will not make or break the Romney campaign. I am hard pressed to give a rat's worst feature what a washed up, one hit wonder thinks politically.


Josie you're apparently a DUFUS in math! He will still make out with 99% vs 1%.


I would like to know who Dee Snider think that he is? sure I know he is a Twisted Sisters singer. that was a time when I was 25yrs old. Well we or he is not youngsters anymore.It is time to grow up and see were this country is going, I am a nurse and many others who do not work, nor do we beleive in Obamacare. Im not working for a reason I care for my mother who has dementia, I am a nurse at home. and I feel for my sister nurses who are not working. For me my mother has meant the world to me all my life, and Im caring for her. I dont want to take her to a hospital ER to have her chosen over a younger boy or girl becasue they are younger and have so much to give,i dont care, thats my parent, who has given much so to this socety, and has paid her taxes. thats my mother. Maybe if Dee Snider ever suffers someone who is sick he will choose his party more carefully. You all can say what you want but I take nothing back


Twisted Sister? Oh yeah, that one hit wonder band from 30 years ago. Now I remember.


The problem is the record label owns the rights not the recording artist. The singer has little say other than to protest it so fans don't think he/she is a part of the deal.


Yeah....drop some Hank Jr on them. Like listening to someone with their head in a porta-potty screaming till they pass out. Now that a classic Hank Jr song. Drunken idiot.


Then if it isn't good enough for conservatives, then maybe no conservative ought to buy his music.....I won't for sure!!!


Wow. Comments like these make me want to vote Democrat!!!!


Douche ppl need to stop making music...your getting pants wedge. Bumb,but his family was trashy on reality show:/ go figure

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