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Dee Snider Angered By Paul Ryan's Entrance Song at Rally

Ryan used the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" as an intro song at an event on Tuesday.

Dee Snider is taking a political stance against Paul Ryan – or rather, against Paul Ryan's choice of entrance song at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday – according to a statement he published Wednesday on his website.

Ryan, whom presidential hopeful Mitt Romney recently picked as his running mate, entered the rally as the 1984 hit song "We're Not Gonna Take It" played.

Snider, who lives in East Setauket, said in that statement: "I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my song 'We're 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."

According to CBS news, Romney and Ryan also have drawn criticism from the band Silversun Pickups for using its song "Panic Switch" at campaign events. The band's lead singer Brian Aubert said in a statement: "We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign."

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Reality Check August 23, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Hey Patch...this is news WHY? With everything else to be discussed, we have to worry about this? Dee, I am sorry, but dont you collect royalties from this song? Have to say, I was never much of a fan before, now I surely am not!!!
Jake Elliott Roren August 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Sure, that's a good attitude to have until it's YOUR song being used by a campaign you don't agree with. When you own the publishing, you have a say in how the song is used. Also, it's kind of funny to complain about someone putting his ideals ahead of financial gain, when the whole Republican agenda is to put money ahead of ideals. You should be complaining about that, instead of taking potshots at a local celebrity who isn't a prick.
Reality Check August 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Dee does great work with March of Dimes....he, and all celebrities, should leave their political opinions to themselves. As for your assessment of the 'whole Republican agenda', lets just agree to disagree...you vote for hopeless and I will vote for change.
Denise Longh August 24, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Dee. You should use your edge that god gave you to promote real harmony. The anger you showed ryan now shows the world your heart. I am glad I am on the republican side this time. Dems are appearing so nasty to others all the while claiming its republicans who kill grandmas. If you want respect then give respect. He liked your song. Now who gives you the right to say more. God gives eveyone talents. Use yours for good and what it is intended for. Just because stars have the mike they think they can also have their opinion shouted. Meanwhile the average joes opinion is not heard.
IBleedRangerBlue September 13, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Jake Elliott Roren I am with you 100%. I can't believe we have so many haters in our own backyard......... Makes me embarrassed to say I'm from LI now.

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