Twisted Sister unhappy with Republicans using their song
The Republican presidential campaign is in danger of running out of soundtrack anthems. Twisted Sister is the latest band to come forward taking exception to the party appropriating one of their tracks.
Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan had used the 1984 hit 'We’re Not Going To Take It' at a rally. Singer Dee Snider gave a quick response: "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."
Silversun Pickups issued a cease-and-desist order against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he used their song 'Panic Switch' in his campaign. "We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking," said singer Brian Aubert, "and we don't like the Romney campaign. We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney!"
Rage Against The Machine had previously launched a scathing attack on Ryan after he professed a fondness for their music, with songwriter Tom Morello saying that Ryan represented "the embodiment of the machine our music rages against".
If the campaign is looking for replacements, Republican supporters in the music business include Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and country singer Hank Williams Jr. Both have made outspoken attacks on President Obama at recent shows. Unfortunately their attacks have wandered into the realms of the deranged, with Williams inaccurately calling Obama a "Muslim president", and Mustaine suggesting the president was behind the Aurora shootings, so perhaps the campaign might be better advised to avoid any association.