Dee Snider has released a video showing him performing a stripped back, piano-led version of Twisted Sister classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.

Directed by musician and illusionist Criss Angel in a desert outside Las Vegas, the promo was produced to help raise awareness of Angel’s new cancer charity, HELP (Heal Every Life Possible). It was founded in honor of his two-year-old son, who is in remission from leukaemia.

Angel tells the Las Vegas Review Journal: “Dee and I have known each other since the 1990s and he was a strong proponent of mine for years. We are both from Long Island, or as we like to think of it, ‘Strong Island’, and his record publishing company gave me the rights to the song and it is our anthem for gratis.

“Dee was unbelievably generous with his time and participation.”

Twisted Sister is one of our all-time favourite bands, and seeing Dee singing this famous track with just a piano… goosebumps! All over! And the music video, jinne. Who ever thought that “We’re not going to take it” could be so emotional. Well done Dee, Criss and the people who are behind this project. #MakeADifference

On September 12th, Angel’s HELP will throw a fundraising launch party and auction that will feature guests like Richie Sambora, Vince Neil, Mike Tyson, Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, Jerry Lewis, Wayne Newton and dozens more Vegas stalwarts. Snider will also perform his acoustic take on “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at the event at Las Vegas’ Luxor. Visit the Criss Angel HELP site for more information.