You can’t stop Rock ‘n’ Roll. Twisted Sister knew it all along. Their hard-rocking attitude and absurdist mockery of conformist repression led to a massive, passionate fan base and an epic run of hits in the 1980s. Furthering their notoriety was a string of outrageous videos during the height of the MTV boom; their riotous appearance and ebullient braggadocio became a sensation around the world, especially in the U.S., where the group’s bombastic rebelliousness was the perfect antidote to the staid preppiness of the Reagan years. Preorder Here
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Twisted Sister celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1984 breakthrough album, "Stay Hungry", with a show this past Saturday night (May 17) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The New York-based band — guitarist Jay Jay French, singer Dee Snider, guitarist Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero — played the majority of the album's nine tracks, plus a host of other Twisted Sister classics spanning the band's entire career.
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
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On the season finale of Giuliana & Bill, Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic are faced with the big moment of truth: will they be able to have a second baby?
While at work, Giuliana gets a call from a music producer who informs her that rock legend Dee Snider wants her to record a rock 'n roll version of "Silent Night" with him that you can download on iTunes!
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Artisan News has uploaded a 70-minute Revolver Golden Gods black-carpet special featuring "complete" interviews with:
* Wendy Dio (Ronnie James Dio's manager/wife)
* Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER)
* Alice Cooper
* Ace Frehley (KISS)
* Rob Zombie, John 5, Ginger Fish (ROB ZOMBIE)
* Zakk Wylde
* Rex Brown (PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL)
* Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS)
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Hearing the blog title "My Dad Was in a Band" could lead one to believe it'll be some sort of "hey, look at how funny my old man looked when he was in a shitty rock group," but that's not the case. Instead, it's a pretty touching insight into what it's like growing up in a musical household, whether your pops made it big or shined briefly before fading into obscurity.
Shane Snider, the son of Twisted Sister's Dee Snider talks about how much he loved watching the genre-bending metal group's videos, and how it felt to see his father work a minimum wage job after losing the money he made as a star.