Dee Snider, singer of ’80s band Twister Sister, has issued a statement denouncing the use of the New York band’s hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Paul Ryan on the campaign trail. (The full statement can be read below.) In related news, LA-based alt band Silverspun Pickups sent a sent a cease and desist to Mitt Romney to stop using the group’s 2009 song “Panic Switch” at campaign functions.
Statement Issued from Dee Snider and His management company:
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.
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