TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider not too long ago introduced his steadfast assist of the individuals of Ukraine utilizing the band’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as their battle cry anthem, and inside simply days, turned closely concerned on the forefront of World United Reside. The platform operates with the purpose of elevating consciousness which will in any other case be shielded from the Russian individuals, to digitally, concurrently protest in assist of Ukraine, and to finally coordinate the world’s largest support live performance to assist them rebuild.
As we speak, in assist of World United Reside‘s initiatives and the individuals of Ukraine, Snider launched a model new, reworked music video for his “Depart A Scar” solo monitor “Stand”, specifically renamed “Stand (With Ukraine)”. The video, that includes numerous items of present sourced footage, will be seen at www.worldunited.reside.
Snider explains: “A couple of month in the past, somebody on social media instructed me individuals in Ukraine had been utilizing TWISTED SISTER‘s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as a battle cry and requested if I used to be cool with it. After all I used to be. My response elicited somebody asking me why I used to be okay with Ukrainians utilizing my music and never another teams. I will not repeat my precise response (it was a bit political), however that tweet went internationally viral. Each information company on this planet instantly wished to speak to me.
“At that very second, some nice individuals (who had been all associates of mine) had been hatching the thought for World United Reside and requested me if I might spearhead the group. How might I say no? Since then, we’ve got been beating the drum for the free world to come back collectively, not solely in assist of Ukraine and condemnation of Putin, however in sending a message to the Russian those who they’re misinformed and never being instructed the reality. Now, with the assistance of the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and lots of others, we’re doing simply that!
“A couple of week in the past, it hit me that the music ‘Stand’ from my final Napalm Information album ‘Depart A Scar’ match the disaster in Ukraine completely… however I had already launched a video for ‘Stand’ not too long ago. But I simply could not get round how properly the lyrics resonated with Putin‘s assault on these harmless individuals. Ukraine was the furthest factor from my thoughts once I wrote the phrases for that music, but it was like I had accomplished simply that. So, I had a few extremely proficient individuals (Scott Pitek and Steve Sage Goldberg) reduce collectively a brand new video utilizing some reside live performance footage and information clips. The result’s devastating. Please watch and share ‘Stand (With Ukraine)’ and be a part of us at www.worldunited.reside. Assist save the world. Collectively we are able to.”
Different World United Reside “messengers” embody DISTURBED singer David Draiman and FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho.
“We come from all walks of life,” reads the data on the World United Reside website. “We’re artists. We’re fight battle veterans. We’re software program engineers, journalists, and music producers. We come from each nationality, background, and lifestyle. We banded collectively to make use of our expertise platform, storytelling, and affect with a view to not stand idly by because the Russian-Ukraine battle unfolds.
“We’re organizing the world’s largest mass protest in document time. A worldwide live performance occasion to boost cash and supply assist for the courageous individuals of Ukraine. As well as, a marketing campaign to make use of the voices of artists to talk on our behalf to the individuals of Russia. There isn’t a later, time is of the essence. If we don’t rise up now and if Ukraine falls it’s too late and evil entrenches itself. We should act collectively right now to ship this message. The choice is World Conflict and mass struggling.
“Your involvement on this occasion can really change the course of the world. Are you with us? Do you stand with freedom loving individuals in all places? We beseech you to be our voice, to hold our message to peoples in Ukraine and in Russia upon whom this battle will fall. We would like individuals in villages, cities, squares, parks, and arenas all over the world to be out within the streets. That is the one approach change will come, after we can all unite and inform despots and dictators that ‘We’re NOT Gonnna Take It!'”
In a not too long ago posted YouTube video, Snider outlined the primary objectives of the World United Reside marketing campaign. Test it out beneath.
Picture credit score: Randy Frieder
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