Dee Snider Supports Standing Rock With New Video
December 6, 2016 at 1:27 PM (PT)
DEE SNIDER is showing his support for the thousands of men and women at the STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION in NORTH DAKOTA protesting the DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE.
In a video for “So What” that premiered earlier TODAY on NOISEY.COM, DEE and son/director CODY SNIDER captures the faces of the men, women and children fighting for their land by offering a glimpse at the resistance and tribulation they are faced with as they stand their ground. The song can be found on DEE’s new solo album, "We Are The Ones," which was released OCTOBER 28th on RED RIVER RECORDS (distributed by BFD/RED).
As SNIDER recently told the NEW YORK POST: “To see U.S. government state and local authorities, along with hired private security, use this type of extreme violent force against unarmed American citizens in peaceful prayer is the saddest, most disturbing thing I have ever experienced. I’m glad we were there to capture the truth for all to see.”
Earlier this summer, SNIDER took part in the unveiling of the new ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics,” featuring memorabilia related to his 1985 SENATE hearing regarding the PMRC. To commemorate the exhibit, DEE performed a new acoustic version of TWISTED SISTER’s rock anthem, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” currently available on "We Are The Ones."
Last APRIL, SNIDER was called to CAPITOL HILL for the second time — the first was at the infamous 1985 SENATE hearing instigated by TIPPER GORE and the PARENTS MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER (PMRC) -- to speak on behalf of THE RECORDING ACADEMY’s "Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative.
In 2014, SNIDER was the recipient of the prestigious HARRY CHAPIN MEMORIAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD for his charitable work. Most notably, he spent 12 years as the national spokesman and Grand Marshal of the MARCH OF DIMES BIKERS FOR BABIES initiative (for whom he raised $325,000 with his "Celebrity Apprentice" win), established his annual RIDE TO FIGHT HUNGER for LONG ISLAND CARES, and donated his Gold and Platinum album awards to BROADWAY CARES for auction.