Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Blasts Paul Ryan for Using his Music Without Permission

Legendary fontman Dee Snider has some words for Paul Ryan, who without permission played Twisted Sister's famous "We're not Going to Take It" track at a Pennsylvania rally yesterday:


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 Romney campaign appears to have a bit of a music problem  Earlier this month, the LA rock band Silversun Pickups sent a cease-and-desist letter to Romney explaining that they had no interest in endorsing his campaign, and to quit using their "Panic Switch" song now.   Also, Tom Morrello recently penned a scathing Rolling Stone op-ed blasting Paul Ryan for listing Rage as one of his favorite bands. "Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing," he said, "because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."  Ouch.


AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at August 22, 2012, 12:51pm

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