Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and magician Criss Angel, both Long Island natives, have teamed up for a piano-ballad rendition of the band's Eighties anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It" to help raise awareness for Angel's charity, HELP, which stands for Heal Every Life Possible, and raises money to fight childhood cancer.
The Angel-directed video, which gained widespread attention on Facebook over the last two days, was filmed "in the deserts outside of Las Vegas," according to RollingStone.com. In the first few seconds of the video, viewers can read powerful facts about cancer while seeing images of cancer-stricken children.
In October 2015, it was announced Angel's then 20-month-old son, Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos, had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
To help raise awareness and money for cancer research and treatment, Angel's HELP charity is hosting a star-studded fundraiser on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas at the Luxor theater. The event will include celebrity auctions and performances by Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Mike Tyson, Jerry Lewis, Siegfried & Roy, Wayne Newton, Cirque Du Soleil, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Kris Kremo and Miles Brown. Angel and Snider also will perform.
For more information, visit CrissAngelHelp.com.