You can say this for Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider — he’s a showman. Since the band’s formation, Dee has always understood the power of getting in front of a crowd and doing some flashy shit in order to get people riled up and laughing. Now, the metal singer has done just that in an arena that’s a little different than the live music stage: he and his family competed on Celebrity Family Feud for charity.
As you’ll see in the footage below, the Snider clan faced off against NFL legend Terry Bradshaw and his family. On the Snider team was Dee’s wife of 45 years Suzette; his sons Jesse, Shane and Cody; and his daughter Shy, The battle was hard-fought — when asked to name something a doctor asks you to do that sounds kind of sexy, Snider said, “Cough,” making us wonder what it’s like to spend a night with the infamous frontman — but eventually Snider and his crew won the show, walking away with $25,000 for the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
Check out some clips of Dee and his family below:
This isn’t Dee’s only victory this year — in April, it was revealed that Australian politician and businessman Clive Palmer would have to pay a massive amount of money for unfairly using Twisted Sister’s famous song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in a political advertisement.
Back in 2019, Clive used the track in ads for the United Australia Party without permission from the band or the rights holders, Universal Music Group. Soon after, it was revealed that Clive would have to pay damages for this act of copyright infringement to the tune of $1.5 million Australian dollars, roughly equivalent to $1.17 million USD. Palmer used the melody for “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in campaign ads in 2019 with a vocalist singing the parody lyrics, “Australia ain’t gonna cop it, no Australia’s not gonna cop it, Aussies not gonna cop it any more.” UMG filed a copyright infringement case against Palmer soon after.
Snider took to Twitter to celebrate the victory, writing, “HALLELUJAH!! Just found out that the copyright infringement of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by “politician” Clive Palmer in Australia has been decided MAJORLY in favor of myself as writer and @UMG as publishers! WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ANY MORE!!”
Words by Chris Krovatin