Dee Snider 'not going to take' Paul Ryan playing his song
August 23rd, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Dee Snider 'not going to take' Paul Ryan playing his song

Both K'Naan and the Silversun Pickups have asked the Mitt Romney campaign to refrain from playing their music, and now it seems Twisted Sister's Dee Snider is asking the same of Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan.

According to Talking Points Memo, Ryan apparently played the Twisted Sister track "We're Not Gonna Take It" at a Pennsylvania rally this week, and Snider ... well, he couldn't take it.

"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song, 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' in any capacity," Snider said in a statement. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with - except the use of P90X."

According to Politico, it seems the Ryan team has heeded the message. The site quotes an email from a spokesperson that says, "We're Not Gonna play it anymore."

Earlier this year, K'Naan threatened to take legal action after Romney played his song "Wavin' Flag" at a Florida event without permission, as the musician said at the time that he wouldn't've authorized it anyway. Last week, the Silversun Pickups told the Romney campaign to cease-and-desist after it used the rock group's song "Panic Switch" at an August campaign event.


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  1. Ron

    Funny, I never see in the news that any songwriter, republican or democrat, has to complain about democrats using their material without pemission. But I see republicans "appropriating" any songwriters material they darn well feel like using, without obtaining any form of consent, what so ever. And that is not only in this election cycle. It happened at least the last 4 cycles. The republicans support the IRAA, but steal peoples music to suit their own uses. Rather ironic, 'eh?

    September 18, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
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    Ryan did the right thing.

    Stealing is the republican way of life.

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  7. John Wright

    Hey Dee. I have never paid for your songs, which I like and certainly never will. I pirated them all!! Me and my republican friends let the Hollywood liberals entertain us but never give them our money. Just pirate their work. So that's how we "stick it to the man"! Have a nice day!

    September 13, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. tom

    Dee snider should be lucky anyone is listening to his music. It blows.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jonp

    republicans need to stick with country music. Yeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaw!!!!!!!!!!

    September 9, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Max Powers

    It's funny how Republicans like to play songs that were written as a rebuttal of the conservative way of life, and then get shot down by the artists. Double speak.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. slim

    Dee Snyder needs to look at his own history, I am guessing his drug addled mind forgot it was Tipper and Al Gore that brought about the age of lyric censorship.

    September 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • DarkBronzePlant

      I must've missed something... are Tipper and Al Gore running against Ryan and Romney?

      September 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • AtlasMason

      Yeah, you did miss something. Did Slim say that Tipper and Al were running for president?

      September 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I doubt Dee's forgotten about that, slim. He sat front and centre in the Senate's PMRC hearing in 1985 and answered Al Gore's questions.

      Today's Republicans seem to forget that it's quite possible and acceptable for people (even those who are otherwise of similar political stripes) to disagree on certain issues, without the need to attack those who disagree with them as "un-American".

      September 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Seth

    I'm sure Ted Nugent has plenty of crappy songs these Repuglicans can use at their redmeat-a-thons.

    September 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ella Jay

    this continues to blow my mind. where are the business managers for this campaign. have they never heard of royalties. whomever is responsible for coordination, logistics, legal, whatever, should be fired. you don't just use somebody's song, no matter how much you think it fits your message of the moment, particularly in a political campaign. musicians live off their royalties, should they be lucky enough to get that far, and not paying them royalties or even asking their permission (where royalties may be waved, should they be on your side), is stealing, pure and simple. you are stealing their right to make a living AND you are co-opting their message – yea, the song is about the message.

    September 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ezee

    Bet if they offered to pay him for it he would have been happy for the play time. Canidates should just use old classical music or employ out of work musicians to write them new personal themes.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. DIsneyMom

    This is NEWS? Really? People are out of work, the Food Stamp President is busy catering to Illegals and CNN reports on some has-been awful singer (Twisted Sister was awful then and now) can't CNN find any real Entertainment News? Paul Ryan – drop the Crappy music and get some real music at your rallys.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Disney Mom – food stamp president? No one was on food stamps before 2009? Illegal immigrants? They came flooding across the border when Obama took office, right? There was never a problem before, right? What did Bush do to stem the illegal immigration problem? What did Bush do to improve our economy to reduce food stamp usage? Did he bring our jobs back from overseas to reduce unemployment? Every time Obama has tried to do anything, the Republican-led Congress played obstructionists. Obama has appointed the least number of federal judges because the GOP constantly filibusters. If you want to blame anyone, blame the Republican House of Reps for blocking every effort made by our president. You're trashing CNN for putting this article in the Entertainment section. What would you like to read about in the entertainment section? Do you expect articles about illegal immigration, food stamps, and unemployment in this section? Is that how you're entertained? Why isn't this good enough for you? I'm sure it's because it's unflattering for your candidate. If you didn't like it, don't read it. And if you really didn't like it, why would you comment on it? Go back to FOX news if CNN isn't your style.

      September 1, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      No, this report was about theft

      September 4, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul Dee

      Amen! Well said!

      September 8, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. deana

    WHAT A BABY

    August 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Josei

    I am surprised that the republicans have not gotten rid of the IP laws. This is an invasion of their vision of a free market place. THi sis government forced into our lives!

    How much longer must we wait until they get off their butts and remove these restrictive laws from our land so we may all use others hard work to enjoy life?

    August 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sean

    Twisted Sister should be grateful that some remember there one hit. If you allow your music to be played on the radio or purchased by the public you lose ALL rights to where and whom can play your music. In the United States artists have no control over who uses there image. As deemed so by the Supreme Court.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Phyllis

      Amen!!!

      September 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • pat

      That is not true.

      September 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • sjj668

      Except that is not true. Fair use of music only covers personal and entertainment use. Odd how the Republicans who purportedly champion the rights of intellectual property owners to, well, retain ownership of said intellectual property seem to be the most flagrant abusers. How hard would it be to call the owner's agent for permission, or pay the copyright owner for the right to use the material, or even get a cover band to do their version? Apparently too hard for Representative Ryan's committee.

      September 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dick Izinya

    You ever notice that the only celebrities that support Republicans are the ones that suck? Victoria Jackson, Dennis Miller, Bo Derek, Pat Sajak, Sammy Hagar, Scott Baio, Jon Voight, Jessica Simpson, Shannen Doherty, and of course, Mel Gibson. Makes you think, doesn't it?

    August 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • nicsimon6

      Oh Yeah I forgot: Clint Eastwood is a Republican oh so is, Chuck Norris, 50 Cent, The Rock, Kelsey Grammer, Bruce Willis, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Adam Sandler, and Cindy Crawford to name a few. Some of them aren't that great but so are some that support Democrats. Who cares who celbrities like, if that really matters to you, you must be very un-infromed when it comes to politics.

      August 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      If it makes you think, that's probably the only thought running through your mind... I couldn't care less what ANY celebrity thinks about politics in this country. People need to quit listening to ENTERTAINERS and make up their own minds as to what's best for this country.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Growup43

      You're an idiot. If you have to look to an celebrity to choose your candidate then your so ignorant that your voting rights should be terminated. Since when have celebrities been authorities on anything of value. Take your Hollywood self back to the tv room and let intelligent people (grown ups) deal with life issues.... buy them books and all they do is eat the pages, then they can't figure out why they're constipated.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohsnap

      I have to disagree with your choice of Jon Voight. He is a talented, Oscar winning actor although I disagree with him personally. The others, you are spot on.

      August 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • goodnight

      Since many movie stars live a life that is vastly different from the average American, and their views may be askew secondary to their lifestyle it is probably sound practice to put little stock in what they think about political issues or really any issue other than acting and Hollywood. If all talented political scientist thought one thing while all the other political scientist who 'suck' thought another...that would make me think.

      September 3, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. Chris

    I wonder how Romney and Ryan voted on the RIAA anti piracy laws. I bet they were in favor of them. Except when it is more convenient to violate the law....

    August 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Cynic

    The "We're Not Going to Take It" video features an abusive father getting his comeuppance from his kids. How does this fit into the Republicans' Family Values? Ha Ha! It doesn't!

    Way to go, Dee Snider! That song was and is great! I join you in your quest to deny Ryan the right to exploit it.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. polly

    Republicans, just stick to "Born in the USA," or more specifically the main verse, since the rest of the lyrics talk about the long-lasting emotional damages of war; the marked socioeconomic disparities between those who serve and those who declare war; and the lack of support and advantages which exist for those veterans who return home scarred from war. "Born in the USA! Born in the USA!"

    August 29, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Hate to break this to you, but The Boss is a Democrat and would not want Romney exploiting his music either.

      August 30, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ohreally?

    And singers politics should be followed by the masses because....???

    August 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. E

    Once the music is out there – you can't just say "don't play it". If you want control over who plays your music- than don't record it and don't sell it publically.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corwin7

      Actually yes you can...it's called "intellectual property rights" but then you Repubs aren't much on rights unless they are ones you specifically select, and which can be specifically proven to generate a profit, are you?

      August 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Wrong! If you are going to play it at a public gathering, you need the permission of the artist and/or record label. It's the same as downloading music and sharing it online.

      August 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. ProperVillain

    If I were a professional musician I would put a paragraph in my legal docs that bans any and all political parties, candidates, affiliates, whatever, from using my music for anything. Most politicians are soulless suits who wouldn't understand true rage or the meaning of most lyrics anyway. They just use it as a tool to rally the starry eyed party faithful, not because they can relate or understand one syllable of meaning. What I find truly disturbing and hilarious at the same time is Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine. The sad part is that he doesn't see the irony in this...

    August 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ric Stanley

      It's you who doesn't see the irony. The guy has made his living swimming against overspending in congress. It's been him and his democrate colleague against "The Machine" forever.

      August 29, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  27. yirmaster

    Dee just doesn't like politics or politicians ever since Al Gore's wife attacked his band in the 80's or 90's as the head of the PMRC as they called him into a congressional meeting to try and make the assumed dumb rocker look like a fool but he turned the tables on them and actually almost made Al Gore jump over the desk when he said Tipper Gore saw sadomasochistic messages in his music because that is what was on her mind and what she was looking for, because she was a pervert doesn't mean that he was. Funny stuff but true...

    Dee actually does agree with a lot of the Ryan policy but he's being thick headed because he doesn't want to promote any politician or have any politician use his music to do so and the result is a hard bite back from him. It's in Dee's nature.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Joe Mangum

    These 2 persons have never been anyone popular, even in their prime. They should thank Ryan for using their song as no one else plays or listens to it. hahaha.....2 old has-beens.......want more publicity for free?

    August 27, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • JohnW

      "These 2 persons have never been anyone popular..." I assume you're talking about Romney and Ryan, seeing as how Twisted Sister was VERY popular 20 years ago and their music still gets people to sing along whenever it's played.

      August 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ProperVillain

      If you understood anything about any artist who really cares about their art, it isn't about "free publicity". The fact that you even brought that up shows how vulgarly American your thinking is. It is about not letting anyone hijack your work for their purposes. In this case to promote a lunatic agenda and attempt to make Ryan look like he is some sort of rebel. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is a clueless Washington insider that is owned by Wall Street and his other wealthy financiers. He probably doesn't even know what true rage of frustration is. I have a feeling his idea of extreme frustration is when the somalia pairs the wrong wine with his $300 meal.

      August 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      Joe dumba$$ has spoken

      August 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Catherine

    Thank You for standing up!

    August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  30. retroman205

    Though I love his music, Dee is showing his true colors. Though stating he is opposed to all Paul Ryan stands for he states in the same interview that he has allowed the tea party and others to use his music for political reasons. Guess he is not as open minded to others as he requires them to be. Seems the only reason he made this statement at this time is to get publicity for his own gain. Even though stating music should not be done for money as others are doing, Dee contradicts him self. Does it make him right standing on "morals" by his rejection of another’s moral stance or does it degrade his reason for denying something he has freely given in the past?

    August 27, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  31. Teach Lu

    I amy be old, but you just earned my respect. I do not want someone representing me who is so selfish. The worker bees keep the world going the queen bee must be cared for by them not the other way around.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • retroman205

      Though the worker bees are to cater to the Queen, don’t be mistaken that the Queen bee is the most important. Without both the hive does not prosper and grow. By your reason we would have to include all pollinating plants in with the rank of the worker bee. Each has its own place in the life cycle, if the worker bee refuses to gather the pollen and cater to the Queen bee the whole hive suffers as a result. And if there is less and less pollen in the area to gather anyhow, then the Queen will leave the area and seek a more prosperous area for the whole not just herself.

      August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  32. Canadian Guy

    Dee is the mannnn!! Yeah, his best years are behind him but some of his music have endured the test of time and are regularly played still today. Hell, even my 3 and 7 year olds like that song. SMF since 1983.
    Is this a race debate or a debate on politics going on here? It seems to me that some people just got on the Obama bandwagon because he made history by being the first "black" president. Some people just vote for the person, regardless of his politics. Seems to me that any elected party make the same mistakes and bran new ones. One man does not make a difference, there's too many chiefs, the leader of the free world is run bu congress, he's powerless really.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. Missknowitall

    PErhaps they need to switch to country music. Would it not be more appropriate to use "dont fear the reaper" for Ryan since he apparently believes in letting the old get sick and die w/o any assistance. Gotta love those Social Darwinists.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  34. sonofgadfly

    This is not a copyright issue. Sure, if a political campaign licenses music from ASCAP, it has the legal right to play it, but they're not just playing it. They're using it to promote a political candidate and a political ideology. They're using it to entertain their followers, who are presumably fans of the music (or else it wouldn't be effective). The followers are given the false impression that an artist they admire somehow endorses the candidate, the ideology, and the goals of the party. In some cases, such as the present one, this is not simply presumptuous, it is insulting. If my music were ever used for such a purpose, I would not (and could not) sue for copyright infringement - I'd sue for defamation of character.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  35. ellid

    It will never cease to puzzle me how so many Republican politicians can tout the glories of private property while cheerfully ignoring the intellectual property rights of musicians and artists.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Missknowitall

      They would only care if the artists actually OWNED the record companies. See if you aint CEO then you are SOL with the current thinking of the GOP.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • nicsimon6

      When running for public office especially the president. Candidates sometimes will get a blanket agreement with record companies that will allow them to use any song without needing to consult with the artist. You hear democrats all the time playing songs written by country artists and news flash most country artists are democrat but they dont ever b$#@! about it (usually). Dee Snider is just doing this because he is trying to stay in the news, once you get passed your prime you do whatever it takes. That being said he has every right to ask them not to play it, Ryan did the smart thing and said ok I wont. Only way I'd give him crap is if he said no I will play it anyway.

      August 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. zaina hussein

    do you ppl who are callind Dee a nobody realize that he has a radio show on Sirius, as well as his band doing heavy metal Christmas shows every year, he has also been involved in horror films. what exactly have you ppl done? or is one of your top 40 songs next in line to be chosen to be played at a political rally? you probably all think the guy who sung *she blinded me with Science* is a nobody too... dumbazzez....

    August 27, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Whatever.....! He's also one of the ugliest individuals alive and all his music is trash.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • joni

      He may have a lot of fans but, now he has a lot less. When will the stars wake up, this country is split in half. if you comment
      you have made half the country mad.

      August 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. CaraW

    They could play "Money" from the musical Cabaret and then drop tons of fake paper money on the delegates to dance naked in. Just a suggestion.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulieJ

      Umm, you may as well have said they should use AC/DC's song, "Money Talks" which when played during that tour, they dropped fake dollar bills on the audience during that song, that had Angus Young's image on it. At least that way they'd be stealing idea directly from the group that did it back in the 90s.

      August 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  38. Eman

    Crappy song anyway.....

    August 27, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  39. oldguy

    Twisted Sister. Paul Ryan. ???

    August 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. cat

    Dee Snider has every right to stop Paul Ryan he owns the copy rights. Actors and Artist have every right speak up against policy in our country, they are American citizen and tax payers as well. There are plenty of good old country boy who will write songs for them, let see Hank Williams Jr, Rich, and Gene Simmons. If I had written a hit song and did not support the policy of these two nuts, I would have a fit as well.

    August 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • thatGuy

      Actually, they probably can't. Chances are Twisted Sister's music is licensed through ASCAP. If any candidate pays ASCAP (they all do), they are given full access to their entire library and can play any song in ASCAP's portfolio at campaign rallys. Technically no artist can demand a politician not play their music. However, candidates usually respect the wishes of the artist as ignoring them would lead to massive PR damage.

      August 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Think, don't regurgitate what is in the news

    OK, forget the stupid song for a moment and allow me to lay my worthless opinion out. Obama is not worth much as president. Romney has come off many times so far as someone who would gladly ruin the financial livelyhood of his own mother to make a buck for himself. As much as I would rather not see Obama have another term, the possibility of Romney as president should scare anyone that does not have millions of dollars. He will clearly attempt to further widen the gap between the richest and middle class as G.W. Bush did. Are lifer Republicans that stupid as to vote for him?

    August 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Babs

    Funny. I seem to remember Sarah Palin being told the same thing by Heart after their song "Barracuda" was used without permission during her nomination as VP. Hello GOP. Copyright is Copyright. But hey, you don't have to pay the same taxes as the rest of us "normal" Americans. So why should you have to abide by simple copyright laws. Not shocking considering this is from a thinking mind that considers "rape" to be a questionable debate.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Stew

      @ BABS
      You do realize Obummer falls into the very same catagory, don't you? At least Romney was a businessman and earned a huge chunk of his fortune, how did Barry make his millions? Don't deflect, answer the question.. . if you can.

      August 27, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      Obama made his money selling books he wrote. Romney used his fathers connections to start a venture capital firm. What's your point?

      August 27, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

      @The Stew
      Your comment shows how much of a sheep you are. I am no fan of Obama but if that’s the best response you can come up with, you’ve already failed. Pointing the finger at the other guy LOL.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  43. Lucy

    You'd think those morons would learn after the first time – ask, it's only the polite thing to do.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. ink

    whether you are a fan of Romney or Obama, using a song is free speech. get over it Dee

    August 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      err...no using someone else's copyrighted music for personal gain is not free speech. It is why you cannot re-broadcast any NFL games (they have a disclaimer at the end ...something like any use of this telecast is strictly prohibited), because the NFL owns what was on the field and what was said as commentary. so, no, it is not free speech. If a politician wants to get up and sing a song he wrote about how he is tired of the current administration, then it is free speech. but using someone else's music isn't. It's why Weird Al has to get permission to make his parodies (if he uses the original music) and why actors get paid for TV shows that have re-runs (and commercial actors for every time a commercial is run).

      August 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Nooo, it's copyright infringement.

      August 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

      It’s not free when that song belongs to someone else genius.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Actually, it's only free speech for the person who wrote and copyrighted it. Using it without permission is, at best, a social faux pas, and at worst, copyright infringement.

      August 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  45. esmiranda

    I just want to point out that "wouldn't've", which is used in the article, is not a word. If people want to write articles, they should learn the most basic rules of the English language beforehand.

    August 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • gah

      i agree. this is not the worst mistake i've seen from CNN though. if it was a direct quote, then i would understand. it's obvious the article has an informal tone, but still . . . .

      August 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      If words like "D'oh", "LOL", and "OMG" can be added to the dictionary, you can make room for "wouldn't've", "couldn't've", and "shouldn'tve". Don't get your panties in a twist. She used proper punctuation.

      August 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. rconatser1

    The closest song I can find for Romney and Ryan is either Jane's Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing," or Paul Kelly's "Stealing in the Name of the Lord."

    August 26, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  47. perry

    Ryan to Snider "Your song isn't good"

    August 26, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  48. p.techno

    alot of people love to take it in the back.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. BermudaBound

    I'm sure that jingoistic phony Toby Keith has some crap they can use.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  50. CJH

    Are the Republicans inherently stupid that they use somebody's song without authorization during each election cycle? Or are they fullly aware they are doing so and don't care, except for the free publicity it gives them when they're called out on it?

    August 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • thatGuy

      If the song is part of ASCAP (which most songs are), then any politician that licenses the use of the song via ASCAP do have authorization to use the music. The artist actually has no say in the matter.

      August 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

      @thatGuy
      Do you know that is what happened here? Either way.. seeing as they have agreed to stop.. the artiest seems to have a say in this case.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  51. Minna

    Dee Snider should be happy that ANYONE is willing to play his music.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      The Dee Snider/Twisted Sister conglomerate is doing quite well financially, thank you very much. But then, unless we were talking about Celine Dion, you wouldn't know much musically now would you?

      August 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Name Here

      I'll have to agree with you there. They sucked back when they were still on the charts.

      August 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      I love Twisted Sister and I know many others who do as well.

      August 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Thank you! ...it's such trash!

      August 27, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  52. pchow

    Is it just me or does he look like Herman Munster?

    August 25, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  53. Geoff

    How many times will republican campaigns use songs without permission? This goes back to the Reagan days when his campaign was using Springsteen without permission. Get a clue republicans! As strange as it might be to you, laws do apply to you too.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Cuervo Jones

      I think the Gooper used Mellencamp too. Little Pink Houses?

      August 25, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      Like (repub) president Theodore Roosevelt said, "Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.

      August 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginger B

      Funny, since laws apparently don't apply to the Kennedys, Clintons, and on and on. Oh, that's right - they're Dems.

      August 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Debbie

    Why don't they just get an artist who does support them to write and perform an original song for their campaign?

    August 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  55. oldowl

    Yeah. Romney and Ryan should stay away from American music; it doesn't set well with their overseas "handlers." They should just go to Munich, and hire a German Oompah-band, who would play the Horst Wessel song for them on their little flings..

    August 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Waterman

      What a disgraaceful comment! To allude that the republican candidates for president and vice president are Nazis is so outrageous and insulting, not only to republicans but to the jewish people and others who suffered under the horrible Nazi regime that it is beyond the pale. You should be ashamed of yourself.

      August 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Jack

      Yet how many times have the Republicans compared Obama to the Nazis & Hitler. That is just as appalling.

      August 25, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  56. CRnTEXAS

    WOW.. Reading these blogs are just downright crazy.... I've learned that being a repubican means you hate GAYS.. Show disrespect to AGE.. Oh and there is nobody better than YOU..... WAKE up AMERICA and smell the coffee...DEM's take care of the PEOPLE.. REP's take care of THEIR SELVES oh and you if you have MONEY...!!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott Silvey

      Truly you are an ignorant, uneducated, mindless robot, Obama has sunk our nation so far down the black hole of unpayable debt, that at this point we are spending $400 BILLION, just to make the interest payment on the $16 TRILLION debt. And the only soluton this baffon is proposing, is taking more money from the bussiness owners that actually create jobs, and of course borrow more money fron China, but since he lost our AAA credit rating, now is much more costly to borrow money, don't be too surprise when your welfare check stops coming.Have you looked for a job lately? There isn't any. Obama is inept,inexperienced,arrogant and above all a LIAR

      August 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Passing by

      Pot Kettle Black about the education thing. Also get the facts straight on the current stuff. Obama did not start two wars, create the financial crisis, give huge tax cuts to the rich, etc which created this huge debt. For all Ryan's rhetoric about the debt, he voted for the vast majority of the expenditure that created it.

      August 25, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Educating

      Obviously your education is minimal at best or your recent memory refuses to accept the facts.It was Dem Bill Clinton that forced the banks to give loans to people, that evidently were not able to pay them back and also forced companies to hire people regardless of their experience, based solely on the color of their skin. Do you remember Affirmative Action? G W Bush could have put and end to that. But then again the Dems would have screamed bloody murder, by the time Obama took over, the party was coming to and end. But let us remember that Obama has no economic experience whatsoever, which of course, coupled with his petulant, messianic self image has only made matters exponentially worse

      August 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • @educating

      Time for you to go back to school. You are blaming this on Clinton? Do you not remember that we had an economic boom during his presidency. He also created 23 million jobs, and I think Bush created 2- 3 million which was all lost at the end of his presidency. Remember, we were losing 750,000 jobs per month when Obama took office. And when our credit rating was lowered, that was due to the Republican party holding our country hostage. Put the blame where it belongs, on the do nothing Congress. They are driving this country in the hole.

      August 25, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Aesop

      @ @educating You are not entirely right but the other guys isn't either. It was both parties that got us into the mess. The repeal of Glass Steagall was a terrible decision by Clinton, but it wasn't the only one that caused the problems of today. Blaming Obama is easy for the Republicans because he is the face of the Democratic Party. They like to say he caused the debt, though saying he caused the AAA credit rating to drop is ridiculous. The lack of understanding by new congressmen of Tea Party ilk is what caused that. Screaming about not approving the rise of the Debt Ceiling because America doesn't want more spending is so ignorant it is disturbing that someone at that level could possibly believe it. When voting for or against a bill is determined by whether or not it would hurt the president is your primary concern you should really leave office.

      August 26, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  57. HJA

    Man! From some of the comments on here I'd say some elementary school just got an internet connection. Sure aren't intelligent enough to be Jr High or above!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  58. david

    If CNN had some balls, they would remove the anonymity associated with their "posters". Bet that would cut down on the name calling and other 12-yr-old behavior. But small people will always behind their keyboard. I just expect them to be really 12.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  59. OHMSS 1969

    Thank you Dee for putting this Ryan joker in his place. I suggest Romney/Ryan use "Dreamer" by Supertramp for their official campaign song because if these two think they are going to be elected they are dreamers. SMF since 1984.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Layne

      Wow, I'd forgotten the whole SMF thing. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Rock on!

      August 25, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  60. kirikintha

    "oh please, playing a song is not 'stealing.'" – actually, yes, it is – especially if you are making a profit out of it. (Think of napster). Depending on the contract of your distribution and publishing rights, you can't play any of an artists music without their permission, IE buying the album or whatever.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patent and Trademark Paralegal

      Using any body of work protected through the US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE for Profit Especially in the Public Arena (Not necessarily for Monetary Purposes) With-Out the expressed "Permission" of the Holder of said body-of-works is "Un-Lawful........" The Profit here is to EARN VOTES. The Law is the Law..

      Example Apple v. Samsung
      Oracle v. Google

      Perfectly within his RIGHT!!!! IF it were Your Property that was being used with-out your Permission I'm sure You'd Cry
      Hell No!!!!! Welcome to the USA where we all Enjoy this freedom.... Unlike a place like China!

      August 25, 2012 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  61. JV

    I find it hillarious that people are calling Dee Snyder a nobody. I can assume he has accomplished more than most of you on this comment board. Put his name next to yours and see who's name people recognize. I applaude any artist when pushing back. Trent Reznor is the trail blazer on this as he sued FOX News when they used one of his songs and sued the US Government for using one of his songs in Guantanamo.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  62. mananabanana

    Dee who? That guy looks like a walking dead

    August 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Sivick

    Rails against the abuses of big government.
    Steals intellectual property without asking.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      oh please, playing a song is not 'stealing.' The crack-addict asked them to stop using the song and they did. No big deal. Just another instance of the hollywood elite having Blobama's c0ck buried down their throats.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Dave

    Who cares Mr Ryan!! I hope you dont lose any sleep over that freak telling you not to play his s**t music.You think he would let you use it then it would make two more fans added to the handful l they only have.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • kford

      This is not about interpretation of the song. A song being used for any form of advertisement, etc must legally be authorized by the creator of the song or the song publisher. This is basic copyright law which I work with all the time protecting artists from others stealing their work. Dee Snider, K'Naan and the Silvesun Pickups are well withing their rights to ask that their songs not be used. When songs are heard in the movies, on commercials, etc. they have been legally acquired by the person or company using the song. Unauthorized use is against the law. Clear and simple.

      August 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  65. bmkinz1510

    I can still remember when musician's just played music!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  66. trumod

    I I remember former Fla. Gov. Martinez got into trouble for using "Going Home" (blanking on the artist's name. Great jazz guitar."American Garage." Blanking on the guy's name. Publix used the song in their Thanksgiving ads) and it seems like every time there's one of these dust-ups, it's a Republican using the music without permission or payment. I'm sure if they stuck to Ted Nugent and Toby Keith, they wouldn't have these embarassments.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  67. sweet3400

    It all started with Reagan back in the 80's and Bruce.. and now the Republicans are trying to use a Rage song? seriously? Looking forward to Obama and Biden smoking these clowns in a few months.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pinger

      go suck a dick, sweet3400. The only thing Obama and Biden are gonna smoke is crack of Marion Barry's ass.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • @sweet3400

      Looks like you struck a nerve. lol Obama/Biden 2012

      August 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  68. the_dude

    Guys who wear makeup = gay

    August 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Tigerlily

    People wonder where children get bullying from, look at all the dumb comments written by adults. Enough said.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • C-blue

      Funny...artists almost always leave song interpretation up to the people. In this case the artist is trying to take away the interpretation and rather dictating its meaning......very hitler-ish...dontcha think?

      August 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MCDinBC

    Funny...plenty of artists that don't want republicans using their songs; don't remember the last time someone didn't want the Dem's using their songs.
    As for all those resorting to personal insults rather than actual comments, grow up...you're part of the reason the majority of the world dislikes Americans.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      I'm pretty sure that Ted Nugent wouldn't like it if a Democrat used one of his songs. See the difference is that Republicans think the can take whatever they want.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      "Funny...plenty of artists that don't want republicans using their songs; don't remember the last time someone didn't want the Dem's using their songs."

      Why do you suppose that is?

      August 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mike

    Good job Dee...This song is about youth rebellion ...not some old backward thinking Politicians... I bet they have never even seen the video… which is classic by the way…

    August 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Lucy

    The GOP should stick with Kid Rock - he's patriotic, cool and wrote some great songs. "Born Free" works for me!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  73. RDWLJH

    To Dee Snider (and Rage Against the Machine, for that matter) – you need to stop whining, and remember something fundamental about being an artist - you aren't in control of how your work is interpreted. You write a song with a booming chorus that yells "We're not gonna take it!", and people are gonna take that and run with it. NOBODY cares that you don't agree with Ryan or conservative views - to the world, you're just the guy who wrote "WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT". So unless you're tired of making money and achieving fame from your creations, STOP whining about how the paying public chooses to accept your creation.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Baden

      Hey RDWLJH:
      I'm an artist. Let me put this artfully-shut up.

      August 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • tatersalad8498

      great !! I love your argument

      thanks for permission to use your forum name and comments to be used at any time and for any cause that I feel the urge to promote

      August 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norman

      youre an idiot and dont understand how the law works-Dee owns the song and he can tell someone to stop using it publicly-dummshhit

      August 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      You could not be any more Wrong. "you aren't in control of how your work is interpreted" That's true but using that work in politics creates associations Dee may not want. "STOP whining about how the paying public chooses to accept your creation" I really don't think thats what he's doing at all. Dee does not agree with those politics and doesn't want his music connected to it. It is because this music is so well known and memorable thats it's being used in the first place. I wouldn't want anyone doing that with my music unless I authorized it either.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • NosyCat

      You have missed the point. Unauthorized use of any copyrighted material is illegal. Dee Snyder has every right to ask that his property not be used. It belongs to him and should be paid for its use by anyone, just like he would receive royalties if someone recorded the song themselves. If you had any understanding of copyright law, you wouldn't be so confused as to the real issue.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cuervo Jones

      nobody got paid what they were legally owed in this case... why do republicans hate buisness people making money?

      August 25, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  74. jim

    Dee,

    You lost all your authority to try this when you didn't buy the rights yourself.

    Now shut up and go back to your Philly Hair Band show man...

    August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARH

      Selling a song to anyone: fine. Being drafted into implilcitly supporting a political candidate through his use of a song: not so fine. The issue is the implication, and Snider was right to go public and say that Paul Ryan doesn't stand for anything that Snider does. (The fact that most life forms more intelligent than a mollusk agree with Snider is simply icing on the cake.)

      August 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • CurmudgeonTx

      If you look at the CD the music came on, you have actually bought the right to use the music. The singer got his royalties off the purchase of the CD. Are they going to now claim that I can't have their cd playing in my car with the windows rolled down for fear they might be associated with me?

      August 26, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  75. prettypiper

    Okay, this is getting really out of hand. If this musician knew what everyone's political, social and economic views were, he wouldn't have sold a single record. Fact of the matter, he should be proud anyone would listen to his music. So now you made it and now you wanna control who plays it....What a piece of crap. Hey, let's start censoring music and we'll see just how far your twisted sister arnse would go.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  76. Sokman

    Would that be a shindig or a whootinanny?

    August 24, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  77. joe

    The only music the GOP can play at their rallies is po-dunk, racist, hillbilly music because they're all po-dunk, racist hillbillies.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • ChristopherM

      That is the truth...you don't hear the Republicans complaining about support from Hank WIlliams Jr's moronic self, or from washed up old man "actor" Chuckles Norris.

      August 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  78. edwina

    wonder what his snider looks like..ladies any feedback

    August 24, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  79. Snider

    I love Dee Snider.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  80. tom

    I think it's great...This is a country where you are able to choose your political views and if he doesn't agree with the GOP platform and the sleazy greedy things they stand for then he has the right to tell them he doesn't want his music representing their views. Good on you Dee...

    August 24, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  81. YOUR A FAT WHALE

    FATSO

    August 24, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  82. Electra

    In one corner you have ..Dee Snider and the other corner ... Mr. Bean.

    August 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Dee sux

    what a TOOL Dee is...............ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 !!!

    August 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  84. girl in Maryland

    Dee is an idiot......nobody would remember him unless Paul Ryan played his song.....that's ok.....good bye Dee.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ReallyInKentucky

      ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? Twisted Sister, while not everyone's cup of tea, is an staple of 80s glam rock and their songs, the song We're Not Gonna Take It has had staying power long before Ryan played it. Good for Dee and others who stand up for their work not being used to advance those with whom they do not agree/believe in.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  85. The Snider.

    snider has only had 2 hit records, he's not going anywhere, but could revive things for him.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Snider

    is a big gavone..i don't like this guy at all!

    August 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Jay$

    What- are -you- gonna- do -with -your- life......I wanna uhhh, uhhh, go on welfare!

    August 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  88. cogboy

    to paraphrase president obama, " paul ryan: you didn't write that!"

    August 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becky Royse

      OH my god!!! Dee Snyder is doing MOP commercials...Come on over to the real side Mr.Ryan...pick a Counrty tune..they are TRUE AMERICANS!!!

      August 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  89. trish

    I would try to insult Dee Dee but what's the use. He is a zero. I'm not a republican, but still can't stand the sniveling Dee Dee Snider and garbola he considers music.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Cindy

    Hey Dee - have you had Tipper over for dinner lately? Remember THAT cozy little battle? Remember those days...back when you actually had a little bit of a name for yourself? You should be glad ANYONE would even consider playing your CRAP.

    August 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Fed up Mama

    Why does CNN even acknowlege this has been dried up old rocker. This is the most attention he has gotten since the eighties. We have a ecomony that is on the verge of collapse and this is breaking news?

    August 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ah huh!

    jerry lewis just called..lets see what's a brewing..LOLOL

    August 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  93. txmex

    who's mitt and paul?

    August 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Dartr

    totally respect what your saying man.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tim McGraw

    Hey Mitt! Hey Paul! Y'all need some pickin' and grinnin' done?

    August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You are number one in my book Mr. McGraw,
      It would be a pleasure to have you and other country performers band together for whats right.
      thk you for the offer... hope they take you up on it.

      August 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JIm H

      Tim, glad your not a liberal. Someone as important as these guys using a song as a campain song is great, and a compliment! It's a shame Dee will vote for some of the same people that he fought against 20 odd years ago...

      August 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChristopherM

      Try again...Tim McGraw is a very vocal Democrat. He understands which party represents people who have to actually work for a living instead of making money off money they have hidden in the Caymen Islands.

      August 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim H

      They say Mitt and Ryan are a joke,Ha! A good bit of Americans voted black, (Howard Stearn prooved that!) and that is a joke with a bit of blind faith. Obama has started to take away some of you feedoms and you liberal's can't see a thing. It's been said , and being prooved that the bill of right's would start to desolve after 225-250 year's, well he (obama) has put this to the test...

      August 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jon

    Nothing but pejoratives and childish bickering on this. Is it any wonder our country is in trouble? All the people here have the same number of votes I do, but can't take the time from insulting each other to actually research the opposing party and find out what they really think, what they really stand for. To become a US citizen you're required to learn how the government functions, what the roles of the respective branches are. But if you're born here, you can be completely ignorant of these facts, making you ignorant of the abuses of power the current administrtion is guilty of, and just vote more for yourself from the public trough. You might be interested to know that Teddy Roosevelt opined that when we learned we could vote whatever we wanted from the public trough it would signify the end of our republic.

    August 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • trish

      Your post is way too long. It got my head hurting half way through it. Why didnt you mention pooop? Pooooop is funny !

      August 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • corwin7

      @Jon...your obviously a Republican and from your misinformed rhetoric a Fox News viewer as well as possibly a Rush Limbaugh fan. We understand what your party stands for perfectly. You just assume that we disagree because we do not. What your missing is that we have something called a conscience which you lack and therefore we are incomprehensible to you.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  98. its a blog

    nobody cares who's obvious-just worry about your little post box and just comment.
    easy right?

    August 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Well

      You must care if you left that remark. I salute Dee Snider for his stand against the GOP machine, as well as those who do not want their music associated with the right wingnuts. So, where was your comment on the topic?

      August 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Tom

    Dee was always an embarissment.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaHarder

      So says the guy who can't even spell embarrassment – Geez!

      Anyway... Good for these artists who don't want to be associated with the lunacy and lies that are The Right Wing.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corwin7

      Sort of like your inability to spell Tom?

      August 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Brian

    Is anyone else getting sick and tired of these so-called artists acting so petty about their music being used by someone else? Copyright law should last no more than 7 years and after that it should become public domain! The reason why you have mostly crap coming out of this corrupt industry is because you've got whiners like Dee Snider who stifle innovation. Ahh.. Who cares? The song stinks anyway.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      I agree. The song is embicillic. For old losers that belong in adult diapers.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Morticia

    Why isn't Dee using a walker? I hope the old guy doesn't fall. Maybe he has one of those emergency necklace things.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Ha!

    One or two stupid trolls with the same thought. "Obvious" should be your middle name! You are just stupid morons!!!

    August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Mark

    No one is interested in the opinions of on old dried up prune like Dee. In some people's opinion, If his life partner cared about him, he would put the old flamer in a convalescent home.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • corwin7

      I'm interested and since your here commenting apparently your interested as well...but don't let obvious facts interrupt your story...you republicans never do.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  104. GorS

    of course not...it doesn't matter if a person is gay or straight. i've worked with both for 30 years..
    who cares what they are. i worked for gent for 10 years who is married to a man–you people
    need to get a life.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  105. pmangr

    So if Dee is gay, as you morons suggest, then does that make Paul Ryan gay for playing his song?

    August 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      You tell 'em! lol That was a very good analogy.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Morticia

      I'm not a moron. I am a Mormon.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sure does:)

      Ha

      August 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whizerd67

      No..it doesn't make Paul or Mitt gay, even if Dee WAS gay....
      why?

      Because Mitt and Paul have been gay a long time before Dee produced a record. Probably started at birth for both Paul AND Mitt.

      Now, they are going to unleash their gayness on all unsuspecting citizens. Watch the RNC and see what I mean.

      I bet that Mitt or Paul would be furious if Dee came out with a new album/CD and had one of their(Mitt's or Paul's) political photos on the cover...and rightfully so.
      Just as it is rightfully so for Dee to admonish the playing of his music at a political event with out at least an 'ok, you can if you want to'.

      I grew up in the era of TS and such bands...never really liked TS a whole lot...but still, he has the absolute right to say "Stop using my music". Just as any other artist does.
      However, I have a song lyric SPECIFICALLY for Mitt and Paul, and it comes from TS too....... "You're gonna burn in Hell"....

      ~Blessed Be to all~

      August 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corwin7

      @pmangr No No! His ability to enjoy being sodomized with assorted Oscar Mayer Weiners makes him gay...the music thing just announces it!

      August 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Deeeeee

    alot of people like to take it in the rump

    August 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jeff

    Dee who? Never heard of the guy. Must be some unknown looser trying to get in the news.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Dave

    I heard Dee likes to take it. . . In the rump.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  109. So What

    Dee thrives on conflict. It's the only way he gets face time any more other than being an 'expert' contributer to VH1 rockumentaries.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Dave

    Isn't Dee a little bit light in the loafers? Swishy or something?

    August 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Melinda

    I think DS is just jealous of PR's body. I mean DS is old and ugly; always has been and always will be. Go away Dee. This is just the dumbest thing to take a stand on.

    August 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Suzanne

    Dee Snider is a has-been loser. It's just a song, who cares? Grow up!

    August 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ellie

      I agree. Dee isn't just a had been. He is a never was been. A comic sideshow act pretending to be music. Us I think he is gay.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Suzanne

      Yeah, it's just a song, but the song is his, not the Republican's. If he does not agree with their politics, he doesn't want his song to be associated with their party. So, I guess he cares! I applaud him for it, too.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mormon Joe

      naaaah. He just appears to be a fuudjepacker.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dorkus Maximus

      Suzanne: Why do you suppose Paul Ryan would want to use the song of a has-been loser? You'd think he'd want the song of a current winner. I'm sure there's hundreds of current artists who would be happy to refuse him the use of their music.

      September 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Danny

    Wow! These guys have sold this song to EVERYBODY!! There are about 2 completely terrible commercials in the NYC market that use this song. Boy, they really hate Ryan. I don't particularly care for him either.

    August 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |

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