Politics

Twisted Sister frontman asks Paul Ryan to stop playing 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

Oct. 5, 2003: Actor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzeneggergreets Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, after the band played"We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" at a rally on the south steps of theCapitol, in Sacramento.

Oct. 5, 2003: Actor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzeneggergreets Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, after the band played"We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" at a rally on the south steps of theCapitol, in Sacramento.  (Reuters)

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 band.

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.