Saturday June 13, 2015
In 1984, Twisted Sister hit it big with their rebel anthem, "We’re Not Gonna Take It." It was the moment that lead singer Dee Snider had dreamed of since he was a kid listening to artists like David Bowie and Alice Cooper.
"I was an outcast," Snider tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" "I was a kid who didn't fit in with any particular clique."
Courtesy of VH1
Alas, it seems that Dee Sniderand his merry band of louder-than-lifehair-metal maraudersTwisted Sisterare finally destined, for real, tonot take it anymore. On the heels of the tragic heart attack death ofdrummerA.J. Pero, the Long Island legends have announced thatthey’ll soon part ways. Naturally, Twisted Sister will not go quietly, sothe band will be honoring A.J. with a couple of tribute gigs and thensaying farewell to fans throughout 2016 on their amazingly named“Forty and F—k It” Tour.If this is truly where Twisted Sister historyends, so be it. The group is monumental in the annals of hard rock,heavy metal, glam, and pop culture. So instead of mourning TS’simminent demise, let’s celebrate the band’s most luminous high-profile moments, when, in all manner of ways, Dee Snider and theboys imbued all of humanity to stand up, pump a fist, and let it beknown: “I wannaROCK!”
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Dee Snider just unleashed a bitter rant about Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero's death -- saying his heart attack was totally avoidable, but Pero did nothing to save himself or protect his family.
Dee came on TMZ Live to talkTMZ Live to talk about the band's upcoming farewell tour, but ended up venting about Pero. Dee told us he's in the anger stage of grieving because ... he says Pero knew he had a history of heart disease in his family, but never got checked out.
A.J.'s autopsy results -- which Dee revealed -- are what really set him off about his friend's death.
Watch him unload ... he's a man on a mission.