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Dee Snider Takes a Shot at Paul Ryan

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Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has been using Twisted Sister‘s 1984 rock anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in his current campaign for the vice presidency and Dee Snider isn’t happy about it. The TS vocalist just released a statement through a publicist denouncing Ryan’s use of his song.

From Razor & Tie:

It was brought to the attention of the management today that Paul Ryan has been using tour 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.

Dee Snider

Watch Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ Video

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” originally appeared on Twisted Sister’s seminal 1984 album, Stay Hungry. The single reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was the hard rock group’s only Top 40 hit.

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