Madison Rising Responds to Twisted Sister's Attack on Paul Ryan

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Patriotic rock band Madison Rising reiterates their offer to allow Romney/Ryan to use their music free of charge and offers some choice words for Dee Snider and other musicians who have attacked Republican candidates.

Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

It’s ironic how guys like Tom Morello, Springsteen and all the other anti-American loudmouths have made a fortune bashing capitalism. They’re capitalists, artists, musicians and Americans – and so are we. The only difference is we don’t try to hide it.

As a result of the recent attack on Paul Ryan by primordial rocker and Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider, Patriotic rock band Madison Rising ( has reiterated its offer from earlier this week to allow the Romney campaign to use their pro-American music for radio and television commercials, as well as campaign rallies, free of charge.

Apparently, the latest addition to the ongoing musical saga is how the Twisted Sister front man is angry with Paul Ryan for using their 1984 song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at a campaign rally this past Tuesday. “I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ in any capacity,” Snider is reported to have said according to Rolling Stone ( “There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with...”

This is the third time in the past two weeks that the Romney campaign has been attacked by liberal musicians for using their songs. In addition to Snider’s comment, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and the band Silversun Pickups have also attacked the campaign. “It’s time politicians start using music that reflects their values,” said Madison Rising lead singer, Dave Bray a former US Navy Corpsman. “At least use our version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’

Madison Rising’s best-selling rock rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is currently #1 in several key musical categories on and the band itself has launched its One Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge ( The Challenge offers Americans a fun and meaningful way to show their patriotism by watching the band’s new video and downloading their rendition of the National Anthem directly to their iPods and other devices to play in their cars, at the gym, at the beach or anywhere else they want.

“I think American’s are getting really tired of the divisive undertones of all of these musicians and how they constantly attack anyone who supports the system they benefited from so much,” said Rich Mgrdechian, Madison Rising’s manager. “It really is ironic how guys like Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen, Dee Snider and all the other anti-American loudmouths have made an absolute fortune bashing capitalism. They clearly have no shame whatsoever. They’re capitalists, they’re artists, they’re musicians, they’re Americans – and so are we. The only difference is that we don’t try to hide it.”

Madison Rising’s debut album has already ranked in the top 100 selling rock albums on Amazon and iTunes and has legions of dedicated fans all over the country. The band promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility. Their mission is not only to make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well. Madison Rising is currently recording its second album and has launched a major Kickstarter project ( to finance production of the album and lay the groundwork for a national tour.

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