Dee Snider’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Dee” Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an #singer – #songwriter, #screenwriter, #radio #personality, and #actor. Snider came to prominence in the early 1980s as #lead #singer of the #heavy #metal #band Twisted Sister. He was ranked 83 in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.
In early 1976, Snider joined Twisted Sister and became the sole songwriter of the band thereafter. The group released their first studio album, Under the Blade, in September 1982 and developed a following in the UK. Less than a year later, Twisted Sister released their sophomore effort, You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll. Their third album, Stay Hungry, hit shelves on May 10, 1984. This would become the band’s most successful record with the hits „We’re Not Gonna Take It” and „I Wanna Rock.” To emphasize the „twisted sister” image, Snider adopted a trademark persona of metal-inspired drag with long blond hair, an excessive amount of eye shadow and rouge, and bright red lipstick.
During the mid-1980s, before the premiere of Headbangers Ball, the first MTV program to consist entirely of heavy metal videos was Heavy Metal Mania. The first episode aired in June 1985 and was hosted by Dee Snider. It featured metal news, interviews with metal artists, and in-studio co-hosts. That same year in November, Twisted Sister released Come Out and Play which sold over 500,000 copies but was marred by a poor concert tour.