ICYMI, Palmer was accused of ripping off Twisted Sister seminal track ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ for a political campaign and Snider, well, isn’t gonna take it.
Snider, who is currently in the country on a solo tour (including spoken shows), said to Today co-host Richard Wilkins that it is, indeed, a blatant rip-off.
Wilkins pointed out that politicians using songs from popular artists is nothing new, but Snider notes that Palmer is using it in a commercial.
“He’s using it, he’s breaking law, he’s a common criminal…he’s stealing my music,” he said.
“He’s refusing to pay royalties that he’s supposed to pay to use it in a commercial campaign.”
“It’s a theft of services basically and it’s going on in the courts, but it also makes me look bad,” he said later.
“As I’ve looked into Clive’s thing, he does not represent what I represent.”
Snider also said that his publishing company is in the process of suing the politician, after Palmer approached them but never actually paid them anything.
Snider took to Twitter yesterday to call Palmer “nothing but a low life, piece of kangaroo dung, criminal without an ounce of dignity.”
Thank you to all of my friends and fans in Australia for your support in my fight against @CliveFPalmer! In my opinion he is nothing but a low life, piece of kangaroo dung, criminal without an ounce of dignity! Clive: Pick any arena son and I will bury you!
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) January 30, 2019
Palmer is yet to respond, but since he recently called for Snider’s tour to be cancelled, we can be sure something is coming soon.
Watch the full interview below.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) January 29, 2019