Star Apps: Dee Snider
In the eyes of Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider made offensive music that needed a warning label. To fans, he was a rock ‘n’ roll icon who made it OK for teens to rat their hair, wear makeup, and rock out. Now the singer is pushing his cuddlier side, narrating the self-penned musical “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.” I chatted with Snider about the show, getting on the wrong side of the Gores and Howard Stern, keeping his family together, and the app that helps him escape his most-dreaded super fans.
What can you tell us about your show? I’ve written a holiday musical called “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale,” which is playing on Broadway in Chicago through January 4. It’s a Christmas musical about a struggling rock ‘n’ roll band that, in a last-ditch effort to find fame and fortune, try to sell their souls to the devil but find the magic of Christmas instead. There’s a lot of Twisted music, some new stuff, and it’s a comedy. I play the narrator of the story of Daisy Cutter and their struggle to sell their souls. It’s got a conjuring and an exorcism, but you actually walk away feeling Christmasy. It’s a great family show. We hope it’ll come to Broadway in 2015.
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