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Dee Snider rips Paul Ryan's use of Twisted Sister hit 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

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Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performing in Spain on June 14, 2012.

Rocker Dee Snider is unhappy with Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for using Twisted Sister's 1984 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" as intro music at a rally Tuesday in Pennsylvania, reports Talking Points Memo

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"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song, 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' in any capacity," Snider said. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X."

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Snider's not the first musician this year irate over Republicans' use of their songs: Just last week, Silversun Pickups told Mitt Romney to stop using their song "Panic Switch" at campaign events. Ryan recently expressed fondness for the music of Rage Against the Machine, prompting a pointed response from guitarist Tom Morello in a Rolling Stone op-ed.

Update, Aug. 23, 12:35 p.m. ET: According to CBS News.com, Ryan's spokesman, Brandon Buck, responded to Snider in email, saying: "We're Not Gonna Play It anymore." 

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