Dee Snider Blasts 'Common Criminal' Clive Palmer On 'Today': 'He's Stealing My Music'

30 January 2019 | 11:26 am | Staff Writer

The 'We're Not Gonna Take It' war wages on.

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After weeks of back and forth shots, the ongoing verbal war between Dee Snider and Australian politician Clive Palmer is set to escalate with the Twisted Sister frontman arriving in the country this week for a headline tour. 

Earlier this month, the US outfit demanded Palmer stop using a re-written version of their hit track, We're Not Gonna Take It, in a TV campaign for the United Australia Party, to which Palmer responded by threatening his own lawsuit against the rockers.  

Appearing on Today on Wednesday, Snider again took aim at the United Australia Party leader, claiming Palmer put a request forward to his publishing company for the license of the 1984 song, but never paid the fee and used it anyway.

"[Palmer] is breaking the law, he's a common criminal in my opinion, and he's stealing my music," Snider said.

The singer also confirmed his publishing company are suing Palmer for the illegal use of the track.

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"It's a theft of services basically and it's going on in the courts, but it also makes me look bad," Snider continued.

"As I've looked into Clive's thing, he does not represent what I represent."

Watch the full appearance above.

Snider's tour kicks off in Sydney tomorrow night. For more details, click on theGuide or scroll down.

The Music has contacted United Australia Party for comment.