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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.”
By Nicole Lyn Pesce - Courtesy of New York Daily News
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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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.
By Raymond Rehayem - Courtesy of Newcity Stage
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.
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Hear those bells ringing? Hear those guitars wailing? That’s “Dee Snider’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Tale,” which will make its world premiere Nov. 4 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.
Heavy metal legend Dee Snider announced the opening of his new musical during an Oct. 15 press conference at the Kathleen Mullady Theater at Loyola University, 1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Snider, the lead singer of the ‘80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister, is known for hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” as well as for his fight against Tipper Gore and the Parents Musical Resource Center about censoring music. Now, Snider has written his first musical.