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Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale is set to premiere at the BroadwayPlayhouse in Chicago onNovember 4, starring the lead singer of Twisted Sister himself, Dee Snider. Performances continuethroughout the holiday season, concluding two months later on January 4, 2015. Dee Snider’s Rock &Roll Christmas Tale treats the audience to the story of a heavy metal band called Daisy Cutter, stilllooking for their musical place in the sun even though the highpoint of bands of their style has beenover for three decades.
The four members of this striving bandare willing to do anything to make theirheavy metal dreams come to fruition,including selling their souls to Satanhimself if that’s what it takes for them toexperience rock star levels of success.But it seems that the Christmas Spirit hasother ideas, and every time the band triesto finalize their pact with the Devil, theirwild lyrics are magically transformed intogentle holiday carols. Twisted Sister leadsinger Dee Snider not only stars in thisnew holiday musical, he was alsoresponsible for creating it and getting itonto the stage. Critics are calling DeeSnider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale a very funny and sweet theatrical experience that has somethingfor every member of the family, especially those who are missing the heavy metal bands synonymouswith the 80s music scene.
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It’s no “Jingle Bell Rock.”
And that’s precisely the point of “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale,” a full-blown stage musicalwritten by and starring the Twisted Sister frontman, which makes its world premiere in Chicago on Nov.4.
“Put your name above the title. I learned that from ‘Spinal Tap’,” Snider said during a recent chat on asunny fall day in Chicago. “We’re at a point in history where virtually every generation has been raisedon rock. I’m a grandfather, and I was raised on rock. My grandkids are raised on rock. I was like, I thinkthere’s a place for a rock and roll Christmas story.”
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is no stranger to make-up and women's clothing.
But neither is Chicago.
Snider is in town producing a Christmas show that debuts next month, but the Windy City has seen his kind of style before: on former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman.
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New York’s new “Global Welcome Ambassador” Taylor Swift had betterstart the diplomatic mission — to her fellow New Yorkers!
Within minutes after the city’s tourism agency announced Swift as theBig Apple’s promotional face on Monday, the selection was beingattacked and mocked by New Yorkers appalled that an out-of-towner isnow Gotham’s top pitchman.
“I’m incensed! It’s insulting,” Queens-born Twisted Sister frontmanDee Snider told the Daily News. “She doesn’t have any life experience here, or connection to the town.
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Some folks wanna rock. Some folks wanna white Christmas. Dee Snider wants to spread rocking yuletide cheer. “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” debuts this season here in Chicago, where we rock year ‘round and where last winter resembled Santa’s polar headquarters. Best known as the singer and leader of the eighties heavy-metal hit-makers Twisted Sister, Snider has built a diverse resumé, spanning music, radio, television, film and now, stage. Speaking to the amiable Snider, it’s clear he brings a great enthusiasm to all these disciplines, while never taking for granted his success in any field.