Watch: DEE SNIDER Performs TWISTED SISTER Classics On Canadian TV Show 'En Direct De L'Univers'

October 26, 2022

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was a surprise guest on the Canadian TV show "En Direct De L'Univers" this past weekend. Dee performed the TWISTED SISTER classics "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" in honor of French-Canadian pop singer Isabelle Boulay, who counts Snider as her favorite vocalist.

On Monday (October 24),Dee took to his Twitter to write: "So I was a surprise guest on a French Canadian TV show called 'En direct de l'univers' last night that honored a major French speaking recording artist Isabelle Boulay. Though her musical style is nothing like mine it turns out I am her favorite singer!"

The top-rated "En Direct De L'Univers" welcomes personalities from all walks of life who see the songs that have marked their lives performed by their favorite artists.

Described by many as "much-watch Saturday night television", "En Direct De L'Univers" is notable for the way it showcases music and creators, as well as the authenticity it conveys through the magic of live performance.

"We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Stay Hungry" were the biggest hit single and album, respectively, in TWISTED SISTER's career.

"We're Not Gonna Take It" has been used in commercials for hotel chain Extended Stay America, Claritin, Walmart, Stanley Steamer and Yaz birth control.

The song's lyrics say in part "Oh you're so condescending/Your gall is never ending/We don't want nothin'/Not a thing from you."

"We're Not Gonna Take It" was first released as a single (with B-side song "You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll") on April 27, 1984. The "Stay Hungry" album was released two weeks later, on May 10, 1984. The single made No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, making it TWISTED SISTER's only Top 40 single, and the song was ranked No. 47 on VH1's "100 Greatest '80s Songs".

"We're Not Gonna Take It" was written solely by Snider. As influences for the song, he previously cited the glam rock band SLADE, the punk band SEX PISTOLS, and the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful".

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 after the passing of TWISTED's longtime drummer A.J. Pero.

Dee Snider du groupe « Twisted Sister » surprend Isabelle Boulay | En direct de l'univers sur ICI Télé

Connaissiez-vous la passion d'Isabelle Boulay | Officiel pour le Heavy metal? Dee Snider des Twisted Sister est venu la surprendre avec son succès « We’re Not Gonna Take It » ! 🎸🤘

Posted by En direct de l'univers on Saturday, October 22, 2022

Dee Snider et Isabelle Boulay

Posted by En direct de l'univers on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Dee Snider et Isabelle Boulay

Posted by En direct de l'univers on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Posted by En direct de l'univers on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Find more on Twisted sister
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).