Dee Snider has put on his big size nines and waded into the ongoing Van Halen feud by siding with Sammy Hagar, who “sings his a** off,” while at the same time branding Eddie Van Halen an “A-hole.”
In a brand new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider was asked if thinks there's any chance that the music industry will eventually figure things out and find a way to make its business model more viable.
"To Hell and Back" represents my first truly new, original musical offering since the 90's. When my friend and co-writer, guitarist Nick Perri presented me with the riff and music bed for this song, I found true inspiration to write for the first time in decades. Lyrically, the song raises a bold middle finger to those who whine and complain about the difficulties of life, but have no real clue what difficult is. As I say in the song, "Don't tell me your sad story. Don't say your world is black. Just spare me your vainglory. I've been to hell and back!" - Dee Snider
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Dee recently dropped by the studios of the Boom 97.3 FM radio station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to play the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" on vinyl. Dee talked about how the song was made, how the music video came to be and revealed how the melody of the song happened with "divine intervention."
Dee Snider Hopes The Death Of The Band's Drummer From Heart Disease Will Encourage More Potential Sufferers To Go To The Doctor.
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AJ Pero passed away at the age of 55 in March (15), and his death was subsequently attributed to a heart attack.
Snider later caused controversy by criticising his late friend for failing to acknowledge his family's history of heart disease, insisting Pero "never had himself checked out."
The singer has now defended his comments and declared the tragedy should convince others to take their health more seriously.