Tag: Dee Snider
On January 24th, Dee Snider was honored at the second annual 'Revolver/Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast' Video footage of the show, that aired live on AXS TV from The Grove in Anaheim, California can be viewed below.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.
Roastmaster Penn Jillette was joined by last year’s honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, as well as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and more.
Actor Mark Metcalf (Neidermeyer from "Animal House") kicked everything off by reprising his famous "Whaddya want to do with your life?" speech that was also part of the Twisted Sister video 'I Wanna Rock.'
Get ready for a raucous night of comedy, charity and chaos! Revolver and Guitar World are proud to announce the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Roast comedy series with honoree Dee Snider. The event, which is sponsored by Epiphone and Monster Energy Drink, will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California, on Thursday, January 24.
The Roast is open to the public and will air live on AXS TV at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need. Snider was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver.
Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other metal-loving luminaries such as last year’s honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, as well as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and more will all take aim at the Twisted Sister frontman and reality TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, his golden locks and his appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbanger’s Ball fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ.
Roastee Snider commented, “Roasters, remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha F**ker!” Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein added, “They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we’ll be making an exception.”
Beyond being the iconic lead singer of Twisted Sister, Snider has starred in several reality TV shows (The Celebrity Apprentice, Gone Country, MTV’s Rock the Cradle, A&E’s Growing Up Twisted) and frequently hosts programs on MTV Networks along with his own long-running nationally syndicated radio show House of Hair.
Never setting his limits, Dee has taken on the role of film producer, actor, voiceover artist, political advocate and, most recently, Broadway star with his run in the hit musical Rock of Ages. His autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, was released in the summer of 2012, and Dee returns to the small screen in March 2013 as part of the cast of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
This show will kick off on the opening night of the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim. This live charity event is not open to the public, but if you want to attend and learn more about being a sponsor for this once-in-a-lifetime event benefiting a great charity and cause, visit rockandrollroast.comfor more information and sponsorship opportunities.
Republican party to reportedly pay Journey $500K for concert at convention in Florida, other rockers converge on Tampa
Even though Dee Snider and Tom Morello won't be representing at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this week, there will still be some rockin' going on. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jack Blades of Night Ranger/Damn Yankees and 3 Doors Down are all part of the festivities but only one band will head to Florida to make some big, big bucks to take part in a private Mitt Romney fundraising event.
TMZ reports that the veteran rockers will receive an incredible $500K payout for appearing at the event this Thursday night (Aug. 30) in Tampa. The group will reportedly play a 90-minute set for those in attendance. The group don’t feel they are making a political statement either way by performing at the event, and plan on treating the show like it’s just another gig. Neal Schon‘s girlfriend, Michaele Salahi, who first came to fame for gatecrashing a White House shindig with her ex-husband, will also be in attendance.
Jack Blades, bassist, lead singer and front man of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is also participating in the 2012 Republican National Convention, performing “Back in the Game,” the lead track from his latest solo effort, Rock ‘n Roll Ride, and make appearances in support of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and other GOP candidates today (Aug. 28).
"This country was built on the hard work of individual Americans who took a chance and pursued a dream," says Blades, who has sold more than 25 million albums throughout his remarkable career and performed in front of millions of fans worldwide. "Too often today I see that sort of initiative being discouraged and punished. We can do better. That's why I'm honored to have been asked to be involved in the convention."
Lynyrd Skynyrd is made their third appearance at a Republican Convention in their career with a performance at a private fundraiser on Sunday, followed by playing Monday as Ann Romney was introduced to convention attendees. The band members have some opinions on the state of the country with Gary Rossington telling BW&BK's “Everybody’s got a right to their own opinion, you know? I think the country is kind of on a back road now. I would like to see some changes about certain things, but you know, I don’t know what we can do. We’re a rock ‘n’ roll band. We’re more music and rock ‘n’ roll than politics.” Rossington says he considers himself more conservative than left wing, but he feels out of place talking about politics.
Instrumentalist Rickey Medlocke added, “I agree that America, first of all, is very deeply divided. One thing I don’t like is how everybody is making a racial thing out of this whole political arena that we are in. I’m Native American, so the racial thing kind of hits home with me. To be honest with you, man, I’m sick of politics here. I’ve been browbeaten by it until I’m sick of it. I’ve been slammed in my face about it, and honestly, I don’t perceive anything getting any better. I don’t know. I hope it does.”
Medlocke goes on to add, “I find that America is moving toward a certain type of government that everybody else is moving away from, and I find that very upsetting to me … I gotta tell you, Rickey Medlocke lived in some of the most magical years in this world’s history. I lived in the ’60s. I lived in the ’70s, right into the ’80s, and man it was bad to the bone.”
Medlocke says that politics is similar to rock in that everything has already been written and there’s nothing original anymore. He adds, “Politics are the same old thing. We elect people, we put them in office and guess what they do? They sell us out. They sell us down the river and we pay for it. So we try to tread lightly on the politics, although we can be very outspoken about it.”
3 Doors Down are in Tampa performing tonight at the convention. Here's a picture of voaclist Brad Arnold from the floor earlier today.
It hasn't been a good week or two for rock music in Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's life. First, after calling himself a Rage Against The Machine fan, Rage band member Tom Morello writes a blistering op-ed piece denouncing him and his policies on Rollingstone.com. Now, scratch Dee Snider of Twisted Sister off the list of fan's of Ryan's.
Ryan used what is one of Twisted Sister's most popular song's 'We’re Not Gonna Take It' as his intro at a political rally in Pennsylvania last Tueday, but he won't be using it anymore.
“I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my band Twisted Sister’s song, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ in any capacity,” says Dee. “There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the [home exercise system] P90X.”
The Ryan team has heeded the message. The site Politico.com quotes an email from a Ryan spokesperson that says, "We're Not Gonna play it anymore." Guess they'll have to start using music from Ted Nugent .
Awesome pro-shot HD footage of Sebastian Bach's set at Hellfest 2012 in France has been posted. Seb and his band rocked close to 40,000 in attendance. Seb's current band is a really tight unit, rocking Skid Row cuts and solo material from Seb. Check out the footage of the entire set Muthertruckers! as well as footage of Dee Snider with the band performing 'We're Not Gonna Take It' and 'Youth Gone Wild' from the Sweden Rocks Festival and more.
Watch the entire Hellfest set here. It's worth checking out!
Here's Dee with Seb from last month's Sweden Rock Festival with the initial press conference where Seb was joined by guitarist Nick Sterling.