Dee Snider's New Version Of "We're Not Gonna Take It" Serves As Anthem For 'Fair Play Fair Pay'
July 28, 2016 at 12:37 PM (PT)
DEE SNIDER's new solo album, "We Are The Ones," includes a newly re-recorded acoustic version of his former band TWISTED SISTER's “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped as the official anthem for THE RECORDING ACADEMY’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song premiered earlier today on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s website here and can now be viewed at Grammy.com/FairPlayFairPay.
With TWISTED SISTER now officially over, DEE has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. “You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” he admits. “I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it. When you’re creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.”
Earlier this summer, DEE took part in the unveiling of the new ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics.”
In APRIL, DEE was called to CAPITOL HILL for the second time — the first at the infamous 1985 SENATE hearing instigated by TIPPER GORE and the PARENTS MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER (the infamous PMRC) -- to speak on behalf of THE RECORDING ACADEMY’s "Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative. On SEPTEMBER 18th, DEE will be presenting his new music at RIOT FEST at DOUGLAS PARK in CHICAGO, IL.