Dee Snider Announces New Solo Album, Releases Acoustic ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider will release an "eclectic" new solo album, We Are the Ones, in October. The LP will include an acoustic version of his soon-to-be-former band's 1984 anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It," which you can hear above.
The album's exact release date, track listing and cover art haven't been revealed yet, but the press release includes a few song titles and descriptions, such as the "synth-driven" "Close to You," the "soaring" anthem "Superhero," the string-laden "So What" and a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole."
“You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” Snider says of his newly diverse musical direction. “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. After [producer and songwriter] Damon [Ranger] and I cut the first four tracks, I said, ‘Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.’ This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.”
The album's newly recorded version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” has been tapped as the official anthem for the Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts on behalf of recording artists, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act.
Twisted Sister, who suffered the loss of founding drummer AJ Pero last year, are wrapping up their farewell 40 and F--- it tour this summer. Earlier this month they released a new live home concert video in his honor, Metal Meltdown Live at the Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas — A Concert to Honor A.J. Pero.
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