When Canadian pop veterans Barenaked Ladies played Toronto's Massey Hall Nov. 13, they brought along a special guest: Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.

As you can see in the fan-shot footage above, the band kicked off its encore by playing the first few bars of Twisted Sister's signature hit "We're Not Gonna Take It," only to be interrupted by Snider, who strolled onto the stage in mock outrage, pretending to be upset about not being invited to perform his song even though they knew he was in town — after which they teamed up to lead the crowd through a singalong performance.

Snider's Toronto visit comes courtesy of his holiday stage musical, Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, which begins its holiday engagement Nov. 17 at the city's Winter Garden Theatre. As he told the Toronto Sun, the show partly evolved out of Twisted Sister's 2006 Christmas album — and partly out of the realization that "We're Not Gonna Take It" bears a few melodic similarities to "O Come All Ye Faithful."

"We fit those two songs together, and it evolved into Twisted Christmas," said Snider. "It turned into our biggest seller. Everybody was telling us, ‘You’ll ruin your career.’ And I’m like, ‘What career? We’re in our 50s doing oldies shows!’ And that eventually evolved into Rock & Roll Christmas Tale."

Between a Christmas album and a stage musical, Snider knows he's wandered fairly far afield from his days as a straight-up rock singer — a journey he attributes to the same sort of grunge-driven commercial misfortunes that befall Daisy Cutter, the fictional band at the heart of Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.

"I’d like to say I had a plan, but what happened was, I woke up one day and they found a cure for what I did. It was called grunge," Snider admitted. "So I discovered reality TV and Broadway and musicals and things, really out of necessity. I had bills to pay and Twisted Sister wasn’t going to pay them."

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