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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:

 

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands in a number of interviews.

According to band member Tom Morello, the admiration is far from mutual.

In a blistering Rolling Stone op-ed, Morello absolutely BLASTS Mitt Romney's VP pick as "the embodiment of the machine our music rages against."

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Morello compares Ryan's appreciation of RATM to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's liking for Bruce Springsteen ... or Charles Manson's love for The Beatles.

Painting him as "antithetical" to progress, Morello lambasts the Congressman's "guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent."

He goes on to observe that Paul Ryan has plenty of "rage," but claims it's "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."

Ouch.

The Grammy-winning guitarist has a history of outspoken activism, but he's far from alone in wanting to separate his music from the GOP ticket.

Wednesday, Silversun Pickups tore into Mitt Romney for playing their hit "Panic Switch" at an event ... and joked that the title symbolizes his campaign.

Sorry, Mitt and Paul. There's always Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine.

Presidential election 2012:

 

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Paul Ryan Biography

Paul Davis Ryan Paul Ryan is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999, and the Republican Party for Vice... More »
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