Dee Snider isn’t going to take it. The Twisted Sister member, who previously asked Donald Trump to cease using their hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” debuted a new acoustic version of the song earlier this summer, and now EW is excited to premiere its politically charged music video.
Snider’s rerelease of the rock classic calls for fair compensation for members of the music industry (and has been tapped as the official anthem for The Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act) and comes ahead of his upcoming solo album We Are The Ones. “The album’s message is very much on point with the things I’ve always been singing about,” Snider says in a statement. “I’m hoping by moving forward as a solo artist with stuff like this, that the songwriting and performances will stand up to the best of what’s going on today. I want to earn my place in the current music scene.”
The news of Snider’s solo career comes as Twisted Sister wraps their final tour together this fall. Dee Snider’s album We Are The Ones is expected out October 2016.
Check out the video for the acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” above and find it the track on iTunes
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June 13, 2016 -- The first “Metal Meltdown” concert series event kicked off at The Joint at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on May 30, 2015. Legendary, multi-Platinum selling rockers Twisted Sister performed an explosive 90-minute concert of their biggest hits spanning their 40-year career. The show was dedicated to the honor of Twisted Sister's iconic drummer, A.J. Pero, whose tragic, sudden death just two months prior to the filming of this event shocked the music world. The band announced that not only were all the remaining concerts being performed in 2015 dedicated to the memory of A.J. Pero, but that 2016 would mark the 40th and final year of the band’s legendary live performances. They recruited renowned drummer and friend of A.J. Pero, Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) to take the reins, and his very first Twisted Sister appearance was captured by the “Metal Meltdown” camera crew.
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