Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider on the highs & lows of life as a rock legend

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Not many people have had a life like Dee Snider.

A singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor, Snider is most famous for his role as the frontman of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He was ranked 83 in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalist of All Time.

In 1985, a Senate hearing was instigated by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), who wanted to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing offensive material. The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album (e.g. O for occult themes, S for sex, D for drugs, V for violence, etc.). Snider joined John Denver and Frank Zappa who all testified against censorship and the proposed warning system. 

In 2012, Snider began appearing as one of 18 contestants vying to become Donald Trump’s next Celebrity Apprentice and was fired after the eighth task during the seventh episode.

Montreal Rocks’ Ernest Skinner chatted with Dee about his music, his radio show, his starring role on Broadway, his reality show, and his brand new album, Leave a Scar, and his upcoming live stream.

“On the 29th, I’m doing a live concert event, playing a bunch of new stuff on the new album, from the old albums, Twisted Sister, of course, it’s my legacy. How could I not? And I’m stoked to be in front of a live audience for the first time in two years. It’s on Long Island, so it’s a little bit of a hometown return. We’ve got about a thousand people who are all either vaccinated or tested. So it’s going to be a party. I’m so excited.”

Check HERE for more info on the event.

Snider also chats about smelly boots, Canada, a $300K rip-off, SpongeBob SquarePants, Allisa White-Gluz and collaborating with Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta.

Watch the full interview below:

Leave a Scar is out July 30th 2021

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