The 2003 Station nightclub fire, which occurred when pyrotechnics set off during a Great White show at the Station club in Rhode Island killed close to 100 people and injured more than 200, remains one of the deadliest and most horrific tragedies in rock history.
A recent REELZ documentary, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List, chronicled the aftermath of the fire, and featured amongst its interviewees Great White vocalist Jack Russell and artist peers like Don Dokken, Lita Ford and Michael Sweet. Also on board was Dee Snider, who, in addition to appearing in the documentary, contributed an original song, “Stand,” from his 2021 album, Leave a Scar, to the soundtrack.
Now, Snider has collaborated with The Guest List director and producer David Bellino on a new music video for "Stand," featuring footage from The Guest List. Said Dee about the song and video, "While I didn't write 'Stand' for the Station nightclub fire documentary, it is a perfect fit. 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!' "
Snider has performed at the Station nightclub, and was instrumental in bringing together fellow recording artists for a fundraising concert for survivors and victims’ families. “Nobody should have to die because they want to see a band and listen to the music they love,” he said. “Nobody should be scarred for life, be crippled or have their children orphaned because of their love for rock 'n' roll. 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.”
You can check out the “Stand” video above, and head here for more information on America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List.