Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has become the latest musician to denounce Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s use of his music while campaigning for office. He follows behind Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, who called Paul out for his like of his musical sound.
Paul was using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at his rally in Pennsylvania recently, much to the singer’s dismay. Dee said, “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 P90x.”
In response to the complaint, Paul’s spokesman issued an email with the subject “We’re Not Gonna Play It Any More”. Apparently, if Paul Ryan wishes to use any of the music that he enjoys, he will have to do some research and find a band who will agree with his beliefs. That’s not an easy task for the politician, however, because a lot of today’s musician’s speak out against the establishment and aren’t close-minded like Paul appears to be.
Tom Morello said, “Ryan claims that he likes Rage’s sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don’t care for Paul Ryan’s sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.”
Well said, sir.