Dee Snider on the Freedom of Performing Solo
We had a chance to speak with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider ahead of his show this Saturday, Nov. 4 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie.
Always great getting to chat with Dee Snider, and in addition to talking about his solo album and tour, we also talked about the future of Twisted Sister and his many other projects that he is working. Check out the full interview above.
Dee Snider joined Twisted Sister in 1976 and became the main songwriter of the band. They released their first studio album Under the Blade in 1982. Their second album You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll was released in 1983. The band achieved major success in 1984 with the release of their third album Stay Hungry featuring the hits “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock”. Stay Hungry went multi-platinum selling 3 million copies with videos for the singles receiving heavy airplay on MTV. Twisted Sister followed up the success of Stay Hungry with not as successful Come Out and Play album in 1985. The album sold 500,000 copies. Twisted Sister split up after the release of 1987’s Love Is For Suckers. The band reunited in 2001 and has done some recording and touring ever since. They called it quits last year with a 40th anniversary farewell tour. I got to see their final New York area show which took place at The Rock Carnival in Lakewood, NJ. Despite pouring rain throughout the band’s entire set, they still kicked total ass. Dee Snider released a solo album We Are the Ones in 2016. Dee and his band will be performing songs from his recent solo release along with Twisted Sister classics and more this Saturday. You don’t wanna miss this show!
Tickets for Dee Snider with special guests: KILLCODE, Amanda Ayala and the Midnight Glory, and Freakswitch this Saturday night, Nov 4 at 7pm are on sale and available through ticketweb.com and the Chance box office at 845-471-1966. An after show party will immediately follow next door at the Nuddy Bar and Grill.