Rabble-Rouser Rock Star and Former New England Radio Show Personality Now a Fiction Author
Oh, we're going to take it for sure, especially if you're into Twisted Sister's Dee Snider. I saw him on Broadway in the musical Rock of Ages, and let me tell you, it's still on my list of best Broadway shows I've ever seen. It was a fun, hilarious, and cool musical about trying to make it big as a band, with songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison, and Europe.
Of course, before this, Dee had a local morning radio show in Hartford, Connecticut. It was also heard in Massachusetts for several years in the early 2000s, and called Dee Snider Radio before the show moved to Philly.
But what we all remember most is his hard rock/heavy metal/glam metal '80s band Twisted Sister, with his crazy, super thick curly hair and crazy makeup. His most famous song, of course, is 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' Come on, who didn't fist pump and sing every word, especially the chorus? And talk about an addicting music video when MTV was actually cool. And yes, I've attached the video at the bottom.
Now, Dee is a published fiction author, and you can expect his novel, Frats out in late spring of 2023, according to BlabberMouth.
67-year-old Dee says 'Frats' is a '70s period piece and coming-of-age story about toxic masculinity, growing up in a very toxic environment, and how it affects people, according to BlabberMouth. It's set on Long Island, and not about him or his life.
This isn't his first publishing credit though, just his first fiction. He also wrote Dee Snider's Teenage Survival Guide: Or How to Be a Legend in Your Own Lunch Time as well as his official autobiography Shut Up and Give Me the Mic.