Twisted Sister To Be Inducted Into “Metal Hall Of Fame”

Twisted Sister are set be inducted into the “Metal Hall Of Fame.” The ceremony will take place during a charity gala at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on January 26.

Metal Hall Of Fame president/CEO Pat Gesualdo said the following about the event:

“The 2023 Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala is going to be an amazing event as always. There will be numerous legendary hard rock and heavy metal artist inductions and many exciting surprises and performances.”

Jay Jay French added:

“Twisted Sister is honored to be recognized by the Metal Hall Of Fame and have our names alongside many of our peers.”

A meet-and-greet with Dee Snider will be held after the ceremony. Fans will also be able to buy limited edition Snider bottles of Rocavaka.

[via Blabbermouth]

Funko Announce New Pop! Figures Based On Pantera, Ronnie James Dio, Etc.

Funko have announced some new music-related Pop! figures as part of their “Pop!apalooza” event. Among them are new collectibles based on Pantera, Ronnie James Dio, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Iron Maiden’s Eddie, Twiztid, The Cure, and more. You can check those out below:

Pantera (pre-order HERE):

Ronnie James Dio (pre-order HERE):

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider (pre-order HERE):

Iron Maiden’s Eddie (pre-order HERE)

Twiztid (pre-order HERE)

The Cure (pre-order HERE)

Watch Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Perform “We’re Not Gonna Take It” And “I Wanna Rock” On Canadian TV Show “En Direct De L’Univers”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider recently performed “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock” live on the Canadian TV show “En Direct De L’Univers.” You can see footage of that below. The set was put on in honor of pop singer Isabelle Boulay, who considers Snider to be her favorite singer.

[via Blabbermouth]

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Teams Up With T-Mobile For “Carrier Callout” Promotion

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider recently performed “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at Times Square in New York City as part of T-Mobile’s “Carrier Callout” campaign against AT&T and Verizon. The frontman tweeted the following about that:

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Teams Up With Z2 Comics For New Graphic Novel “He’s Not Gonna Take It”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has joined forces with Z2 Comics for a new graphic novel called “He’s Not Gonna Take It.” The effort, which can be pre-ordered HERE, will focus on the frontman’s fight against censorship and the PMRC.

Here’s a description of the comic:

“The name of Dee Snider is synonymous with the battle for freedom of expression in the arts. This new graphic novel will follow the impact of it throughout Dee’s life. From a childhood where he was frequently silenced, through the early efforts to stifle his band’s music, to the open warfare of the PMRC hearings in Washington DC, and his current efforts on social media, ‘HE’S NOT GONNA TAKE IT’ tells the story of why free speech is so important to this man who has fought for it. Even when it endangered everything that was important to him.”

Snider commented:

“When I look back on that historic day, I think, ‘How did I fit balls that big into those skin tight jeans!?.’ Then I reflect on the fact that I still stand for everything I stood for all those years ago…and I’m ready to do battle again.”

Editor Rantz Hoseley added:

“Unless you grew up during the PMRC hearings, I don’t think you can really understand what a massive impact it had as teenagers watched Dee testify before congress about the importance of freedom of speech. Metal and rock preached rebellion and fighting back in the song lyrics, but here was the only frontman who was walking the walk. In a world where you thought that adults said one thing and did another, it was the moment where you could believe… Yes, there are people out there who will fight for what is right, against all odds, no matter what the cost. It’s a story that is more vital today than ever.”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Secures Publishing Deal For New Book “Frats”

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has signed a new publishing deal for his new fictional novel “Frats.” The singer confirmed the news on Twitter:

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: “I Don’t Think I’ll Do Any More Shows”

It looks like Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) currently has no plans to return to the live stage in the future. The singer says he is shifting his focus to “writing, directing and producing.”

Snider said the following while responding to a fan on Twitter:

“Charlie, I am Dee Downer tonight. No, I don’t tour anymore. I don’t even think I’ll do any more shows. I’m focusing on writing, directing and producing. Sorry man.”

He also added the following about a possible Twisted Sister reunion:

“I wouldn’t hold your breath. @TwistedSisterNY promised ourselves we wouldn’t be like every other band, doing a farewell, then coming back. We always considered that a bullshit, pussy move…. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about (every artist who pulled that shit).”

He then shared his thoughts on bands returning after doing farewell tours:

“To further expound…I don’t think any band should retire unless they want to. Stay forever; your fans don’t want you to go. But don’t say farewell, sell us the higher priced ticket, the goodbye program, and the “No More Tours” t-shirt…then come back a couple of years later!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dee Snider’s New Horror Movie To Start Pre-Production In June

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that his upcoming horror film will begin pre-production in June. The frontman said the following on Twitter:

“Wanna talk about a major distraction? My next scary movie (I wrote & I’m directing) is green lit & starts pre-production in 4 weeks! In between I’ve got 3 week pre-planned vacation (two years ago before covid, cancelled twice). When I get home I leave next day! Yes/Yikes!”

Watch Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Perform Acoustic Version Of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” At “Concert For Ukraine”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider was among the artists who took part in last night’s (April 4) “Concert For Ukraine” in Agoura Hills, CA. You can see footage of the frontman performing an acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” during the event below. The show was organized to help raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

[via California Rock News]

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Performs At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Arnold Sports Festival”

Last night (March 5), Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider performed at the 2022 edition of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Arnold Sports Festival” in Columbus, OH. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below. Snider and Schwarzenegger commented via Twitter:

[via Blabbermouth]