Tag: Twisted Sister
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.
Dee Snider makes the promo rounds: iHeart Radio concert, Fox News and syndicated show ‘Better’ (video)
Dee Snider has been making the promotional rounds behind his new 'Dee Does Broadway' album, and his autobiography, 'Shut Up And Give Me The Mic.' He performed a free show at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City on May 25th, playing tracks from the new album as well as a few Twisted Sister classics. He also made stops with Fox News Channel and the syndicated show 'Better.' Check out all of the footage below.
At the iHeart show, Snider performed rocked up selections from the 'Dee Does Broadway' album such as 'Mack the Knife' and 'The Joint is Jumpin,' which saw his son Jesse take the stage alongside him. He also performed other Broadway classics like 'Cabaret' and 'I Get a Kick Out of You.' He followed that with Twisted Sister favorites ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock.’
Fox News appearance
Syndicated show 'Better'
Watch out for the real Monsters of Rock! Canadian Artist Jason Edmiston’s Etsy shop made limited-edition prints available from his series, the first half of which he first showed off in 2011 at NYC’s Underground gallery show, and the second half debuted earlier this year at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, Ca.
Edmiston has 'monsterized' rockers from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, AC/DC‘s Angus Young, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and more.
Every $40 work of art is signed and numbered, but since there are only 100 copies available of each “monster,” Order and check out the rest of Edmiston's work here: www.etsy.com
A Rock N' Roll THANK YOU goes out to all Armed Forces personnel on this Memorial Day, and those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We wouldn't be able to rock without you. Here's a collection of rock to remember!
Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt performed the National Anthem at their hometown Boston Red Sox game on May 26th.
KISS and Gene Simmons rock for the troops!
Here's an AC/DC tribute to the troops
Kid Rock always shows his support!
Queensryche show their support
3 Doors Down
Various rockers twweted their support today:
A great big THANK YOU to all the men and women who made Memorial Day possible. Enjoy the beautiful day with friends and family. 28 May 12