One of heavy metal’s most powerful and distinctive voices, Dee Snider ascended to hard rock royalty in the early 1980s as the lead singer for New Jersey-based glam-metallers Twisted Sister. Snider and company topped the charts in 1984 with the all-purpose us-against-the-world anthems “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.”
After the 1987 dissolution of Twisted Sister, Dee embarked on a variety of projects in music, film, tv and stage.
Snider wrote, produced, and acted in the movie Strangeland, which was released in 1998. His starring role on Broadway in the hit musical Rock Of Ages in 2010 generated national interest and appearances on The Today Show, CNN’s Joy Behar Show and a legendary spot on The Jimmy Fallon Show where Dee guested with The Roots and Jimmy on Dee’s self penned hit, “I Wanna Rock.” The Rock Of Ages run inspired him to make a brand new record for Razor & Tie, “Dee Does Broadway,” featuring some of the Great White Way’s biggest songs, side by side with Broadway legends like Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth, in his own indomitable style. His self-penned autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me The Mic, was released in the summer of 2012 from Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster to critical acclaim, coinciding with Warner Pictures’ release of the Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta Jones, Russell Brand film version of Rock Of Ages. The movie features two of Dee’s biggest hits.
In 2014, Dee was the recipient of the prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his charitable work spanning several decades. Most notably, Dee spent 12 years as the national spokesman and Grand Marshal of the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies initiative (for whom he raised $325,000 with his “Celebrity Apprentice” win), established his annual Ride to Fight Hunger for Long Island Cares, and donated his Gold and Platinum album awards to Broadway Cares for auction.