The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.
Censorship is a dirty word.
Did You Know?
By the filming of this movie, Dee Snider was the only one of the three musicians who testified before Congress that was still alive to play himself in the film. John Denver had died in a plane crash in 1997, and Frank Zappa died in 1993 of prostate cancer. Their parts were both played by actors, while Snider played his own part. See more
The end credits state none of Frank Zappa
's albums received a
Parental Advisory sticker, when in fact "Jazz From Hell" (ironically a purely instrumental album) was tagged with a Parental Advisory warning by the distributor. See more
My name is Dee Snider, that's S-N-*I*-D-E-R, I'm a happily married father who does not smoke, drink, or do drugs, I was born and raised a Christian and I still adhere to those beliefs. Since I seem to be the only person addressing this committee today who has been a direct target of character assassination from the *presumably* responsible PMRC, I would like to show just how unfair their lyrical interpretation and judgment can be. Tipper Gore's claimed that a Twisted Sister T-shirt depicts a ...
During the final credits, the movie cuts back and forth between the video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" and shots of the movie's cast and crew dancing and singing along with the song. See more
Written by Paul Stanley
& Vinnie Vincent
Performed by Joe Berryman See more