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Dee leads annual ride to fight hunger on LI

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Dee Snider Ride 2015

LIDO BEACH - Kickstands were up in Lido Beach today for Dee Snider's 13th annual charity ride.

The Twisted Sister frontman led more than 1,000 bikers on a ride from Lido Beach all the way to Robert Moses and then back again.

For the third year in a row, the charity ride donated its proceeds to LI Cares, which helps provide food to Long Islanders in need. Watch the Video


The Filthy Fifteen

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Dee Snider on PMRC

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the PMRC Senate Hearings

Launching in the App Store on Sept 19, 2015

THE FILTHY FIFTEEN App features exclusive interviews by the artists whoseartistic freedom was  directly impacted in 1985 after Tipper Gore and a  groupof influential Washington housewives started the PMRC  (The Parents MusicResource Center) which pressured the record labels to put "Parental Advisory"stickers on albums with explicit lyrics. filthyfifteen.com


1985 PMRC/Senate Hearings: Then and Now

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Dee Snider PMRC Hearings 1985

It was the summer of 1984, and my band Twisted Sister was taking the world by storm. With our angst-filled teen anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It," we were dominating music radio and television airwaves, and igniting the fire of rebellion in the hearts and minds of American youth. As we rode in our tour bus from town to town, playing show after show, little did we realize that a cultural guillotine awaited us.


Dee & Doro perform with Angra at Rock In Rio

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Dee Snider & Doro Pesch at Rock In Rio

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and German metal queen Doro Pesch joined Brazilian metallers Angra on stage on September 19 at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to perform the Twisted Sister classics "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It". Watch professionally filmed video footage of their appearance below.

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PMRC's 'Filthy 15': Where Are They Now?

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Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry 1984

Three decades after W.A.S.P., Vanity, Judas Priest, Prince, Madonna and others shocked Tipper Gore and her committee, Rolling Stone takes a critical look at 1985's worst of the worst.

In the past year, Tove Lo's hit "Talking Body" found her singing, "We fuck for life," Big Sean got on the radio with "I Don't Fuck With You" and Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," in which he raps about purchasing a blanket with the sole intention of ejaculating on it, continues to get airplay. So what is today's litmus test for obscenity?


Dear Paul

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A letter to Paul Stanley of Kiss in response to comments about Twisted Sister and myself he made on a recent Chris Jericho podcast.

Dear Paul,

First off, thanks for giving me the attention I -- as you noted -- so desperately wanted.

Now, I’ve always had nothing but respect for your band, and you as a performer, but it really comes as no surprise that the feeling isn’t mutual.  For some reason you are oddly threatened by me. This said, your recent comments about my band and I on Chris Jericho’s podcast was a typical diversionary tactic used in an attempt to change the subject, rather than answer the actual accusation or question. It’s the oldest interviewing trick in the book.

As far as my “whole band being a bunch of buffoons” goes, that’s a pretty ironic statement coming from you.  The argument could easily be made that Kiss is the “king of the buffoons”, so in an odd way you’ve paid Twisted Sister quite a compliment. It takes one to know one.

Lastly, on the subject of me being a “wannabe”?  Do you really think so?  Well then…any time, any stage.  But let’s do this old school –no costumes, no pyro, no bullshit  – let’s just get up there and rock. I will bury you, son.

Sincerely, the attention getting, wannabe, lead buffoon of Twisted Sister,

Dee Snider

PS: Did I mention that I’m clean, sober, razor sharp and fully capable of defending myself from any kind of lame attack? Just ask Al Gore. ;)