Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider has joined the list of rockers taking exception to their music being played during Mitt Romney presidential campaign events. Snider has voiced his anger that his band’s 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was used Tuesday as intro music for Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, at a rally in Pennsylvania.
Snider’s manager passed along statement to Talking Points Memo on Tuesday that reads, “I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ in any capacity. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of [the workout regimen] P90X.”
Among the other artists who’ve expressed their disapproval with Romney and Ryan for playing their music during their campaigning are Silversun Pickups, whose song “Panic Switch” has been heard at Republican rallies. In addition, Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello recently wrote a Rolling Stone editorial lambasting Ryan after the congressman revealed that he was a fan of his band.
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