Jay Jay French and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister are ticked at an Australian politician who re-wrote the lyrics to "We're Not Gonna Take It" for a campaign ad.
The spot from Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party uses the the lyrics, "Australia ain't gonna cop it, no Australia's not gonna cop it.” French tweeted, "Twisted Sister does not endorse Australian politician Clive Palmer, never heard of him and was never informed of Clive Palmer's use of a re-written version of our song 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' We receive no money from its use and we are investigating how we can stop it."
Snider, who happens to be heading to Australia this month for a solo tour, tweeted, "We are contacting our legal team to address this, and if that doesn't work...I'll be down under in three weeks to deal with it myself!”
Palmer told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation via a text message: "Old rocker who can not sell enough tickets to their last gig need publicity… [There's] no communication from their lawyers, I own the copyright for my own lyrics."