Dee Snider is in a twist over Paul Ryan's taste in music.
Further proving that not all rock stars enjoy the sound of their own hit tunes whenever, wherever, the Twisted Sister frontman has fired off a statement demanding that the Republican vice-presidential candidate not play his band's signature hit during campaign stops.
"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' as recorded by my band Twisted Sister," the Celebrity Apprentice alum said in a statement on his website. "There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X."
Well, it doesn't sound as if any invitation to work out is going to be forthcoming from Ryan's corner.
"We're Not Gonna Play It anymore," read the succinct email reply from Ryan spokesman Brandon Buck.
Snider joins alt-rockers the Silversun Pickups in protesting the use of their tunes on the 2012 GOP presidential campaign trail, the Pickups having sent a cease-and-desist letter to Mitt Romney's camp after "Panic Switch" was played at an event.
A Romney rep fired back, saying the band needn't worry because their song just happened to be playing while the crew was setting up for an appearance in North Carolina.
Romney-Ryan supporters won't be listening to the sounds of silence at the Republican National Convention next week—Lynyrd Skynyrd will be jamming live for the cause in Tampa at a fundraiser Sunday and inside the convention center the following day.
Also Monday, the Oakridge Boys will perform the national anthem and "God Bless the USA" singer Lee Greenwood will stage a private show for VIPs and a public concert at the Hard Rock Café.