Gene Simmons is no stranger to controversy, and his recent pronouncement that rock is dead has provoked a typically passionate response -- including rebuttals from some of his peers.
Did Robert Plant once serve as Dee Snider's opening act? It sounds crazy, but it actually happened.
Trying to tell someone else's story is always a tricky business -- even if you're using only interviews to do it, it's easy to trip over people's feelings, miss details and unintentionally inflame old grudges. But filmmaker Andrew Horn has managed to pull it off with his upcoming Twisted Sister documentary, according to frontman Dee Snider.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has a side gig playing Lance Rockett -- lead singer of the Van Halen tribute band Dyver Down -- on the FEARnet sitcom 'Holliston.' And to mark the occasion of the show's second season finale on Tuesday night (Aug. 6), the full video for Dyver Down's first original song was released online.
Dee Snider recently appeared on Joy Behar's 'Say Anything' TV show, and he had a few choice words for former vice president Al Gore, whose ex-wife Tipper led a crusade against Snider's music back in the '80s. "I was stunned and very happy," the Twisted Sister frontman said of the Gores' 2011 divorce. "They went after me big-time in the '80s, pointing a lot of fingers."
Over the past decade or so, Ted Nugent has gotten more publicity for his conservative political views than his music. Earlier this month, Nugent wrote an open letter to vice President Joe Biden about his views on gun control. However, Dee Snider recalls a time when the "Motor City Madman" wasn't so thrilled with the idea of carrying a gun. In a new interview, the Twisted Sister frontman recalled Nugent's unwillingness to fight in the Vietnam War.