Like a bat out of hell, Meat Loaf planted a big smacker on Dee Snider! In true rock n' roll style, the impromptu kiss took place at a Celebrity Apprentice premiere party at John Rich's private estate in Nashville, Tennessee (dubbed "Mount Richmore") last Sunday after a legendary all-star jam session.
Country star Rich, who stars alongside '80s rock icon Meat Loaf this season, joined fellow co-star and Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, Celebrity Apprentice alum Scott Hamilton, and singer Gretchen Wilson to toast the new season of the popular reality show.
And with some nudging by McGrath, Meat Loaf hit the stage to show off his vocal skills with "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" and brought the house down with "Johnny B Goode."
In what turned into a surprise sing-off, Snider took over the mic to belt out Twisted Sister's 1980s anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It" and Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" with a little help from country's bad girl Wilson.
June 6th at 10 and 10.30 PM, Growing Up Twisted will be airing on the Bio Channel. You can also download any of the episodes on iTunes, see the links to the right for direct access.
An undeniable presence in the 1980s, Dee Snider is instantly recognizable as the front man of heavy metal band Twisted Sister. But really, he’s just one of six – a regular guy navigating life in the suburbs of New York with his powerhouse wife, Suzette, and their four kids. They are an off-beat but tight-knit family with children who are fiercely independent and strong-willed: Jesse is an aspiring rock musician, husband and new father; Shane is the resident comic; Cody’s a budding filmmaker; and Cheyenne is daddy’s little girl, making the tough transition to teenager. They’re a rock-solid family of unique individuals not afraid to speak their minds. Despite their father’s rock star status, they are just like every other family… only not at all.
Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman, will join the cast of the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Snider, who can also be seen in the A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted,” will play nightclub owner Dennis for an 11-week engagement beginning Oct. 11 and continuing through Dec. 24.
He will also host “Rock Senate Hearings," a weekly Tuesday-night talkback series beginning Oct. 19. The first of these sessions will feature Mick Jones, founder of the rock group Foreigner.
The musical comedy Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'" and more.
Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
The cast currently features Joey Taranto, Emily Padgett, Josephine Rose Roberts, Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Paul Schoeffler, Derek St. Pierre, Jenifer Foote, Ericka Hunter, Jay Klaitz, Michael Minarik, Julie Nelson, Justin Matthew Sargent, Matthew Stocke, Sarrah Strimel, Becca Tobin, Andre Ward, Katie Webber and Jeremy Woodard.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com and at (877) 250-2929 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson box office (256 West 47th Street).