You'd think that Romney, Ryan and other Republicans would check with artists before they use their songs, just to avoid embarassment of being told not to use them, by the artist. Is this just another indication of how out of touch with reality they are?
- Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has asked Republican vice
presidential running mate Paul Ryan's camp not to play his hit song,
"We're Not Gonna Take It."
Ryan spokesman Brandon Buck wrote a pithy email in response: "We're Not Gonna Play It anymore."
Snider says in a statement that he does not support Ryan and
denounced use of the song, an anthemic 1984 hit for the glam metal
It joins a long list of songs that musicians have asked politicians
to stop using. Most recently, the rock band Silversun Pickups asked
likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney to stop using the song "Panic
Switch" last week. The campaign said the song's use was inadvertent.
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