Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider pays tribute to the victims of tragic 2003 Station nightclub fire in a brand-new music video for his recent solo song, “Stand,” which got its premiere today at the Napalm Records label’s YouTube channel.
The clip features Snider and his solo band performing the song along with footage from a new documentary titled America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List, which debuted last Sunday on the Reelz channel. Dee was interviewed for the doc, and the video begins with a clip of him saying of the tragedy, “Nobody deserves to die because they wanted to see a band.”
The fire took place during a Great White show at Warwick, Rhode Island, club on February 20, 2003. One hundred people died in the horrifying incident, and over 200 were injured.
“While I didn’t write ‘Stand’ for the Station nightclub fire documentary America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List, it is a perfect fit,” Snider says. “The full tragedy of that horrific night was the despicable lack of support shown for a community in desperate need. ‘Stand’ speaks to the importance for us all to recognize these moments of desperation and do something about them. ‘Don’t leave your mark…leave a scar!'”
Dee adds, “This documentary not only serves as a reminder of this incredible tragedy, but it shines a light on an amazing group of people who overcame unfathomable loss, and survived, even thrived in the aftermath.”
Snider had performed at the Station, and after the fire he helped bring fellow music artists together for a charity concert to aid the survivors and victims’ families.
The documentary will air again on Reelz this Sunday, February 27, at 3 p.m. ET.
“Stand” is featured on Snider’s 2021 album Leave a Scar.
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