Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has responded to TWISTED SISTER after they threatened legal action against him for using a re-written version of the band’s classic song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in connection with his political party.
In TWISTED SISTER‘s original, Dee Snider sings: “Oh we’re not gonna take it, no we ain’t gonna take it, oh we’re not gonna take it anymore.”
“I wrote the words personally that appear on our promotion and hold the copyright for those words,” Palmer told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“If [TWISTED SISTER] attempt to use my lyrics in any of their songs, I’ll not hesitate to take legal proceedings against them. As foreigners, they should stay out of Australian domestic politics and stay where they are. Aussies are not going to cop it at all!”
Palmer also took a shot at Snider, claiming that the singer’s upcoming Australian solo tour had been slow to sell tickets. “This is understandable given how long ago they had any influence in the world of music,” he said.