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Australian Politician Says TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Is A 'Ripoff' Of Christmas Carol 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'

Australian politician Clive Palmer has slammed TWISTED SISTER's "We're Not Gonna Take It" as a "ripoff" of the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful", and has called on TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider's 2019 Australian tour to be canceled amid an ongoing disagreement between the United Australia Party leader and the American band over ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Says Australian Politician Is A 'Blowhard' Who 'Clearly Does Not Understand Copyright Law'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has slammed the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission as a "blowhard" who "clearly does not understand copyright law." Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Says Australian Politician Inquired About Licensing Song Before Using It Without Authorization

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission initially got in touch with the singer's publishing company about licensing the track before ignoring the advice and recording it anyway. Snider tweeted: "@CliveFPalmer @PalmerUtdParty contacted my publishing company @UMG about licensing the song (which means they ...

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Politician Fires Back At TWISTED SISTER: 'As Foreigners, They Should Stay Out Of Australian Domestic Politics'

Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has responded to TWISTED SISTER after they threatened legal action against him for using a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party. The former federal MP for Fairfax from 2013 to 2016, Palmer's now-defunct Palmer United party has become ...

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TWISTED SISTER Slams Australian Politician CLIVE PALMER For Using Re-Written Version Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER has slammed Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer for using a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party. The former federal MP for Fairfax from 2013 to 2016, Palmer said his now-defunct Palmer United party has become the United Australia party, and will ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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Original MOTÖRHEAD Drummer PHIL 'PHILTHY ANIMAL' TAYLOR's LITTLE VILLAINS Album To Receive Posthumous Release

Fans all over the globe will be able to experience the distinctive and ferocious talent of late Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor one more time. LITTLE VILLAINS, who were formed in 2006 by MOTÖRHEAD's legendary drummer as well as James Childs (AVON, AIRBUS) and Owen Street of desert rockers WAXY and sludge unit VAILS, have revealed ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Tampere, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's December 5 performance at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. Snider recently said that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And TARJA TURUNEN Perform With Finnish Christmas Rock Project RASKASTA JOULUA

Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) are among the guest musicians who performed with Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," earlier tonight (Tuesday, December 4) in Rauma, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RASKASTA JOULUA started with an album in ...

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DEE SNIDER Has No Desire To Do A Full Tour

Dee Snider says that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour. The band's last-ever concert took place in November of that year — 20 months ...

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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Had A Strict No-Drugs-And-Alcohol Policy: 'We Fired Anybody Who Did It'

Heavy Metal And Booze conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French at this year's "Days Of The Dead" convention, which was held November 16 in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how TWISTED SISTER adopted their look in the 1970s: French: ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH: 'I Never Had A Mentor'

In a previously unreleased clip from Daniel Sarkissian's film "What Is Classic Rock?", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked to offer some advice to up-and-coming artists. He responded: "When I was 20 years old and TWISTED began, I don't think I would have ever asked someone who was 60 where the music industry ...

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KLAUS MEINE's Illness Forces SCORPIONS Sydney Concert Cancelation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS were forced to cancel their concert in Sydney, Australia Saturday night — just two days after calling off their Melbourne show with DEF LEPPARD. SCORPIONS vocalist Klaus Meine issued the following statement: "Dear Australian fans, believe me, I have tried everything to be up on stage tonight in Sydney... I ...

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SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. The affectionate relationship between SCORPIONS and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Vocalist HOWARD JONES Talks Demise Of DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'It Was A Rough Ride'

Prior to LIGHT THE TORCH's October 19 performance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vocalist Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the city's 100.5 The KATT radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay between the release of the group's debut album, ...

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U.D.O. Announces New Guitarist And Bassist

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has announced the addition of Dee Dammers on guitar and Tilen Hudrap on bass. The group states: "Both are very talented musicians and we are really excited to have them in U.D.O. "We hope that you will enjoy the new lineup, and that ...

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