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Twisted Sister's 'Forty And F--k It' Tour To Lauch In 2016

4/8/2015 1:20pm EDT
 Twisted Sister Announce Farewell Tour Following Drummer's Death
Twisted Sister is going on a farewell tour before officially disbanding. The group announced their "Forty and F--k It" tour on Tuesday, which will take them through North America and Europe in 2016.

Original members Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojedo and Mark Mendoza will take part in the tour, as well as drummer Mike Portnoy (from Adrenaline Mob), who will replace A.J. Pero, who died of a heart attack on March 20, according to

The band decided to call it quits one week before Pero passed away, according to a rep. Prior to the farewell tour, Twisted Sister will take part i...

10 Best Hair-Band Frontmen In 80s Glam Rock

5/30/2014 1:00pm EDT
10 Best Hair-Band Frontmen In 80s Glam Rock
Of all the music hatched from the craziness that was the 1980's, none was more fun, frivolous and full of good times than the hair metal craze of the mid-to-late part of the decade. If this list had a title of, "So many hair bands, so little time," we could list each and every one, from RATT to Faster Pussycat to White Lion. But instead, we went for the guys who kept the fans motivated, the ladies excited and the hairspray companies in business. The front men, the men who lifted the band to soaring heights. Many of these men are still fronting the same bands today, some have come to a tragi...

Dee Snider Upset That VP Candidate Paul Ryan Used Twisted Sister Song

8/23/2012 9:54am EDT
Dee Snider
Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan used Twisted Sister's popular tune "We're Not Gonna Take It" during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, and the band's singer Dee Snider isn't too pleased.

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's Republican running mate reportedly blared the classic hit to pump up the crowd at a political rally. Snider heard about it and has launched a formal complaint with Ryan's camp.

Sinder said in a statement: "I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song 'We're Not Gonna Take It' in any capacity. There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with ex...

Dee Snider Rips Axl Rose Over Hall Of Fame Snub

4/12/2012 8:11pm EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister star Dee Snider has slammed Axl Rose for snubbing his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, insisting the Guns N' Roses frontman is "screwed up".

Rose has written to officials at the Hall of Fame declining the induction and revealing he won't be attending Saturday's gala in Cleveland, Ohio - and his stand has annoyed rocker-turned-radio host and TV personality Snider.

Interviewing Rose's former bandmate Slash at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the "We're Not Gonna Take It" singer, said, "Someone just told me that it's official Axl is not gonna sin...

March Of Dimes President Says Dee Snider Is A 'Champion For All Babies'

4/3/2012 9:46am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister star Dee Snider has raised $325,000 in support of women's reproductive health charities following his eviction from reality series Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday.

The frontman signed up as a contestant on the show in a bid to raise money for the March of Dimes, which works to help expectant mothers through pregnancy and provide support to infants with birthing problems.

And although Snider was booted from the show prematurely, the singer/actor still managed to hand over a massive check to his favorite charity, and March of Dimes president Dr. Jennifer L. Howse couldn't be m...

Dee Snider To Release Album Of Broadway Tunes, Including Duet With Clay Aiken

3/13/2012 9:07am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is set to release an album of Broadway hits featuring duets with Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Neuwirth and Clay Aiken.

"Dee Does Broadway" will hit the market on May 8 to coincide with the release of the colourful rocker-turned-radio personality and reality TV star's autobiography, "Shut Up And Give Me The Mic."

The album features Snider's rendition of songs from musicals like "Damn Yankees," "Guys & Dolls," "Sweeney Todd" and "Chicago."

He also joins forces with the cast of "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" for a cover of "There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" from "Sout...

Q&A: Jesse Blaze Snider - A Rock Star Of Many Colors

1/23/2012 1:40pm EST
Jesse Blaze Snider
Don't judge Jesse Blaze Snider solely by the fact that his father is rock legend Dee Snider.

In fact, don't judge him solely by the fact that he's also a musician. While he is in the family business, he's also a successful comic book writer (Dead Romeo, Hulk, Thor) and TV host (MTV2, Fuse and AOL's Top 11 Countdown). In between his many ventures, Jesse took the time to sit down with me and talk about growing up in the spotlight as well as making a versatile name for himself.

You're working on your first solo album right now. What can people expect from it?

I've been trying to kind of b...

Review Rundown: Christopher Cross, Willy DeVille, Rory Gallagher, Twisted Sister, Moving Mountains

8/7/2011 4:02pm EDT
Christopher Cross
This edition of the Review Rundown takes looks at releases from Christopher Cross, Willy DeVille, Rory Gallagher, Twisted Sister and Moving Mountains.

File Under: Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross - Doctor Faith (Eagle): Doctor Faith, the first true solo album from Christopher Cross since 2000’s Red Room, shines when Cross does what he does best, the stuff he is known for – write simple, relatable love songs and sing them with his trademark, recognizable tenor that most of us know and love (“When You Come Home,” “November”), but when Cross, who had not released a full on solo album in ...

Rob Zombie Rules The 2011 Golden God Awards

6/14/2011 1:42pm EDT
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie was the toast of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in London on Monday as he was handed the night's top prize in front of an audience dressed as the undead in his honor.

The rocker/director was presented with the Golden God 2011 prize by music veteran Alice Cooper during a ceremony at the British capital's IndigO2 venue to mark his stellar 26-year career.

The night was made extra special for the star as hundreds of attendees turned out in zombie costumes as a special tribute.

Other awards went to Iron Maiden, who claimed the title of Best U.K. Band, and Judas Priest, who l...

'Celebrity Apprentice' – Retro Rumble – The Final Two Part 1

5/16/2011 11:51am EDT
Retro Rumble
Last week: two terrible OnStar promo videos later, Star Jones was fired. There are now only four Celebrities still in the game; Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

We return to the lounge, where Lil Jon and John Rich are awaiting Trump’s decision. They know that Meat Loaf will give as good as he gets, but worry that Star will triumph again. They are ecstatic to see Meat. But Marlee, the other survivor, is teary and upset. She’s lost her team mate, and the win for her charity. Meat Loaf tries to cheer her up, but she clearly would have preferred Star to remain.

No time to rela...

Lita Ford, Dee Snider & Motorhead's Lemmy Highlight Vegas Awards

8/23/2010 9:48pm EDT
Lita Ford
Rocker Lita Ford took her two sons, James and Rocco, to the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards over the weekend. Motorhead star Lemmy, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes and the Scorpions were among the rockers celebrated at the ceremony.

All were presented with achievement honors at the inaugural prizegiving, held at the Elvis Showroom inside the Las Vegas Hilton hotel.

The event, held to mark the publication's sixth anniversary, featured a show-stopping finale as Snider and former Runaways guitarist Ford took the stage together for a duet performance.

Snider received the Rock n' Roll ...

Ohio Town Renames Itself In Honor Of Dee Snider

8/13/2010 8:43am EDT
Dee Snider
A town in Ohio is changing its name for a day in honor of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.

Cridersville in Ohio will pay tribute to the heavy metal star on August 21st by becoming Snidersville. The idea came about after Snider jokingly requested the change on his House of Hair radio show - but officials decided to make it happen.

Snider will make the most of the day by embarking on a motorcycle ride from Lima, Ohio to Snidersville to raise money for a March of Dimes charity campaign fighting premature births.

Snider says, "I've had many dreams and been lucky enough to have most of...

Dee Snider Joins Reality TV Craze

5/13/2010 8:28am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has become the latest heavy rocker to open up his home to reality TV cameras.

Snider and his wife Suzette will host "Growing Up Twisted" on cable network A&E.

The show will feature the couple's four kids and will be shot in around the family's Long Island home.

It will also feature footage from a Snider performance in New Jersey this weekend. At the concert, the colorful rocker-turned-DJ will premiere a song written by his son Jesse.

Snider joins Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons, who have also turned their home lives into hit reality TV shows.

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Slideshow: Hair Challenged Musicians - Who's The Worst?

9/30/2008 3:20pm EDT
One of the best things about being a rock star is that you don't have to stay in shape to be successful. You can be skinny and scrawny like Jimmy Page and Flavor Flav or you can be large and in charge like Meatloaf and Heavy D however, to have bad hair can be some what of a set back.

Here are some Musicians who have carried on, persisted and triumphed despite being follicly handicapped.

When you're done here, be sure to check out Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls.

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CMT's 'Gone Country' Is Surprisingly Entertaining

2/11/2008 9:35am EST
Dee Snider
"Gone Country," a show in which mostly washed-up singers are resurrected as country stars, is the first show, to my knowledge, on CMT that I've watched in its entirety. I wouldn't call myself a country fan by any means, and at first glance this didn't seem like an appealing show at all. That was until I saw the lineup of goof balls that they had enlisted:

Dee Snider: He's the cross-dressing front man of Twisted Sister whose last major hit was over 20 years ago. I "met" him once in Chicago. He was going through a revolving door with me. I threw some metal horns at him with my hand...

Music Spotlight: 80s Hair Bands

1/2/2008 10:15am EST
Twisted Sister
Hair. It's a four letter word that made a big impact on bands during the 80s. During that time, Aqua Net super hold hairspray was a household name and big-bodied hair was the goal for some rockers. Bands such as Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Twisted Sister took big hair to a whole new level.

Short black locks and long blonde hair could only point to a band that doesn't follow the rules so well. Twisted Sister, fronted by Dee Snider, flaunted his thick, blond tresses during such anthems as, "We're not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." Not only did he have big hair, his band...

'Twisted Sister - The Video Years' Hits DVD June 26

6/20/2007 10:00pm EDT
Twisted Sister
Big hair, big hits and even bigger riffs -- the era of big metal returns as Rhino presents the DVD debut of hard-to-find and out-of-print video collections from one of the biggest-selling bands of the '80s: Twisted Sister. The DVD offers a clear digital picture along with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound mixes that capture the band at the height of their popularity.

"2006 marked the 30th anniversary and 9000th live performance of Twisted Sister" says Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French. "In reaching this historic milestone, it is only fitting that this DVD, encompassing some of the...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 15

3/15/2007 3:00am EDT
Eva Longoria
Happy Birthday to G-Unit rapper Young Buck (1981), "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria (1975), Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath (1968), Poison singer Bret Michaels (1963), singer Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider (1955), American guitarist Ry Cooder (1947), funk pioneer Sly Stone (1943), Beach Boy Mike Love (1941), Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh (1940), "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch (1935), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Lawrence Tierney (1919; d. 2002), blues legend Samuel "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912; d. 1982), and 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson (1767; d. ...

History Of Heavy Metal Coming To DVD May 23 In "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey"

3/21/2006 4:16pm EST
Rob Zombie
Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with Metal icons including Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickison, Geddy Lee of Rush, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Ronnie James Dio, Motorhe...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 15

3/15/2006 3:00am EST
Eva Longoria
Happy Birthday to G-Unit rapper Young Buck (1981), "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria (1975), Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath (1968), Poison singer Bret Michaels (1963), singer Terence Trent D'Arby (1962), Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider (1955), American guitarist Ry Cooder (1947), funk pioneer Sly Stone (1943), Beach Boy Mike Love (1941), Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh (1940), "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch (1935), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Lawrence Tierney (1919; d. 2002), blues legend Samuel "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912; d. 1982), and 7th President of the United States Andrew Jackson (1767; d. ...