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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