Dee Snider Says He Reached Out To James Hetfield To Ask Metallica’s Support For His Campaign

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider recently posted a tweet to reveal that he tried to approach Metallica frontman James Hetfield to ask for the band’s support for his campaign to help Ukraine.

The 1984 single of Twisted Sister ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ has been widely used for protests, political campaigns, or to stand up against injustice and oppression. The song has become an anthem following its release, and Dee Snider permitted Ukrainians to use it to reveal their stance against the war in their country.

Throughout the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, Snider revealed his stance. Calling Russian leader Putin a dictator, the singer said that most Russians don’t even know what is happening in Ukraine. Moreover, Snider also stated he has Ukrainian ancestry and supported Ukrainians for their justified fight.

To support Ukrainians, Snider recently launched the World United Live support campaign and released a music video for his song ‘Stand’ from the album ‘Leave A Scar.’ He renamed the song ‘Stand (with Ukraine)’ and tried to reach out to other important music figures to raise awareness about the ongoing war.

Snider revealed that only a couple of musicians supported him for the World United Live support campaign in a recent tweet. He then said that many celebrities were unwilling to speak out about the injustice, or they ignored his calls.

After that, one of Snider’s followers tweeted it’s surprising that Metallica didn’t support the campaign as they are currently fundraising and donating to World Central Kitchen. Upon seeing this, Snider said he spoke to James Hetfield, but he told him that Metallica wants to focus on World Central Kitchen to support Ukraine.

Dee Snider’s tweet read:

“After weeks of outreach trying to garner support through video for the Ukrainian people, this is all I got. You would not believe the number of celebs unwilling to take a side, speak out, were unsure of who the ‘bad guy’ is, or just ignored my calls. Thought it was an easy call…

Upon seeing this, one of Snider’s fans tweeted:

“I’m surprised Metallica didn’t throw their support in, considering they’re fundraising and donating to World Central Kitchen.”

Snider then responded:

“I spoke with James Hetfield from Metallica, and he expressed they wanted to keep their work for Ukraine focused through World Central Kitchen. I can live with that. For the record, I believe the total number of respondents who opted out for that reason was one.”

You can check out the tweets below.