The last time anybody cared what Dee Snider had to say, he was standing up to Al Gore’s wife:
Remember that? Maybe not. Might be before your time. Well, the quick version is that a long, long time ago, Dee Snider stood up to a Democrat who didn’t like his music and tried to tell him what to do and say.
Several decades later, Snider is now standing up to a Republican who does like his music and isn’t trying to tell him what to do and say.
After learning that Republican vice presidential hopeful Ryan had been warming up crowds with “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” the lead singer of Twisted Sister requested that the song be pulled from Ryan’s playlist…
“I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as recorded by my band Twisted Sister. There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X.”
The Ryan campaign has responded, according to the Associated Press:
Ryan spokesman Brandon Buck wrote a pithy email in response: “We’re Not Gonna Play It anymore.”
Those evil Republicans, good-naturedly acceding to Dee Snider’s sour-faced complaint.
Thanks for reminding us you’re still alive, Dee. See you in another 27 years.
Last week it was Rage Against the Machine bitching about Paul Ryan. This week it’s Twisted Sister. Only one question remains: What say you, Bay City Rollers?