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Arroe Collins: Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Rocker Dee Snider From Twisted Sister Releases The Graphic Novel He’s Not Going To Take It

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    Rocker Dee Snider From Twisted Sister Releases The Graphic Novel He's Not Going To Take It #HeliumRadio


More than 35 years ago, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider marched into the United States Senate’s Committee on Commerce in a jean jacket and tank top to confront a band of concerned Washington housewives hellbent on silencing the howl of metal and beyond. Co-founded by Tipper Gore, a committee of politicians’ spouses labeling themselves the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) had lobbied to plaster “Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics” labels on any music that conformed to their definition of sexual, violent, or drug-endorsing. Partnering with Z2 Comics, Snider’s war to preserve the first amendment will be immortalized in He’s Not Gonna Take It, a graphic novel charting the rocker’s passionate battle against censorship alongside writer Frank Marraffino (Marvel Zombies) and artist Steve Kurth (Avengers, X-Force). Dee Snider: He’s Not Gonna Take It will be available at retailers everywhere on November 21, 2023. The following journey would forever forge the name Dee Snider alongside the battle for freedom of expression-in the arts and beyond. This new graphic novel charts that one-man war throughout Dee’s life. From a childhood where he was frequently silenced, through the early efforts to stifle his band’s music, to the open warfare of the PMRC hearings in Washington DC, and his current efforts on social media, He’s Not Gonna Take It tells the story of why free speech is so important to this man who has perpetually fought for it-even when it endangered everything that was important to him. “When I look back on that historic day, I think, ‘How did I fit balls that big into those skintight jeans!?'” Snider recounts. “Then I reflect on the fact that I still stand for everything I stood for all those years ago…and I’m ready to do battle again.” “Unless you grew up during the PMRC hearings, I don’t think you can really understand what a massive impact it had as teenagers watched Dee testify before congress about the importance of freedom of speech,” editor Rantz A. Hoseley explains. “Metal and rock preached rebellion and fighting back in the song lyrics, but here was the only frontman who was walking the walk. In a world where you thought that adults said one thing and did another, it was the moment where you could believe. Yes, there are people out there who will fight for what is right, against all odds, no matter what the cost. It’s a story that is more vital today than ever.”


Arroe Collins: Unplugged & Totally Uncut

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