A member of the 80s tribute band, Pop Rocks, putting on Dee's makeup in a time lapse video...
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Last Friday, while biking to Brooklyn from Manhattan, my dad called me. I was on Broadway in SoHo, so I stopped at a corner and chatted with him for a few minutes until this purple Dodge Challenger approached me at the turn. It was one of the cooler Challys I had seen in recent memory, so it caught my eye like others haven't in the past. Despite the tinted windows, I managed to catch a glimpse of the driver's face and thought, "Hmm . . . is that . . ?" Then I looked to the rear as it turned from Broadway and saw the license plate that said WIDOWMAKER. That's when I knew it was Dee Snider, former singer of Twisted Sister, free speech advocate, House of Hair deejay and, apparently, Celebrity Apprentice. I told Dad, "Hey, I gotta go . . . [click]" and gave chase. Two blocks later I was able to catch up to him but he wouldn't step out.
Can you blame him?
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Given the eternally hot temperatures in Hell, one would think that a ski resort in Vermont would not be an appropriate place to make the “devil horns” sign. However, Dee Snider, always one to do the unexpected, thinks otherwise, and it’s our Pic of the Week.
On Friday (March 15), Snider tweeted, “Me and Sebastian Bach skiing incognito today. Yeah…we blend!” Such “blending” includes metal-appropriate winter gear. The Twisted Sister frontman is wearing a skull mask, while Bach’s famously long locks are (partially) being covered by a hat with a fake claw attached. We suspect that the aerodynamic properties of the hat while on the slopes are largely non-existent.
Snider and Bach are at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vt. as special guests of Yukon Kornelius, a cover band supergroup composed of members of Dave Matthews Band, Barenaked Ladies and Guster. Snider has appeared with them on several occasions.
Snider’s also tweeted that his family has joined him for the weekend. As it turns out, Friday was also Snider’s 58th birthday.
Mark Wood's "Electrify Your Strings!" music education program is coming to NYC and we're hoping to create an event that will grab people's attention on a grand scale.
With 7 schools spanning the 5 boroughs and Long Island (Fort Hamilton High School and Brooklyn Technical High School representing Brooklyn; Talent Unlimited High School representing Manhattan; Celia Cruz High School representing the Bronx; Bayside High School representing Queens; Curtis High School representing Staten Island; and Westbury High School representing Long Island), we're shining a spotlight on great music educators and their talented students.
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) will be a guest artist, and Billy Joel will also be lending his support!
FEARnet will premiere the second season of the hit original sitcom HOLLISTON, on Tuesday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT as part of its Twisted Comedy Block, it was announced today by Peter Block, president and general manager of FEARnet. Season Two of the series—which was renewed for a second season after just two episodes had aired—is set for a 10-episode order, an increase of four episodes over Season One.
FEARnet is currently carried by a majority of the major U.S. cable operators and is in nearly 10 million homes and growing. To benefit those fans who are unable to experience the show on Tuesday nights, for the first time ever, each week’s episode will be streamed on FEARnet.com starting Thursday, June 6, and will be available for a seven day period. Fans can also catch up on episodes on FEARnet On Demand every Wednesday after a new episode premieres.
After a long battle with MS, my dear friend Clive Burr passed away in his sleep last night. We worked together on a project called Desperado from 1988-1990 and shared some great times, and sadly forgotten musical moments. I'm blessed to have spoken to him a couple of days ago on his birthday, shared some memories and a few smiles. A rock n roll legend has been lost, and the world of music is less because of it. RIP Clive and "hit 'em hard" in rock n roll heaven. - Dee Snider
Clive Burr - March 8 1957 – March 12 2013