This is a pretty amazing remake of one of the greatest metal songs of the 80’s. Like most people I’m really impressed with this song myself. In the full band version that made Twisted Sister famous had heavy guitars, distortion, shredding solos, Dee Snider’s screaming vocals and in this new version doesn’t have any of that. Snider turns “We’re Not Gonna Take It” into a piano version. He made this video for a good cause, promoting a fundraiser and to help promote Criss Angel’s “Help” event which will happen on Sept. 12th. They’re doing all this in honor of children with cancer.
As far as this song goes, I’m amazed like everyone else. Dee Snider has got the vocal chops for sure. That guy can sing real good. He can sing all genres of music, not just metal and rock n’ roll. People are surprised ’cause people didn’t think he could sing other music other than metal. Well Snider can. That guy can sing just about anything. This song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” can be played on any instrument too. It’s a real simple song, really. I read somewhere that Dee Snider inspired “We’re Not Gonna Take It” from a Christmas song. I read about that in Dee Snider’s book.
I remember when “We’re Not Gonna Take It” first came out in the 80’s, that song was a huge hit. MTV played the video constantly and the song was all over the place. Well, the song turned out to be a big hit once again once this piano version came out.
Who said metalheads can’t do piano ballads??? Of course they can.