American Rock Legend and lead singer of the band Twisted Sister Dee Snider will be here to sign copies of his new book Shut Up and Give Me the Mic on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00.
You can pre-order a copy to reserve your place in line. The earlier you order the better your place in line will be. If you can't make it to the event, be sure to pre-order, and we will ship your signed copy, or hold it for you in the store.Ā
As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider became the poster boy for heavy metal, hair bands, and the wild side of rock. Now, in his twisted new memoir, he reveals the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and hits like "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock."
A classically trained countertenor who sang with his high school choir, Dee remembers the day he decided he was "not gonna take it" and stopped caring what people thought about him. Following in the footsteps of his idols Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath, Dee jumped from band to band before meeting Jay Jay French and Twisted Sister. But it wasn't until he met his costume-designing soul-mate Suzette that they developed his unique style. Dee's hard work finally paid off with an impressive resume that includes: a monster hit record; smash MTV videos; a long-running radio show, "The House of Hair"; appearances in film ("Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Howard Stern's Private Parts, StrangeLand") and television ("Growing Up Twisted, Celebrity Apprentice"); and a starring role in Broadway's "Rock of Ages." He even authored a teenage survival guide that was required reading in Russia!
In his journey from every parent's worst teenage nightmare to Renaissance man, Dee avoided the usual pitfalls associated with rock stars. But that didn't stop Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center from targeting him--a fight that led him to testify before Congress with Frank Zappa. He may have been slapped with a Parental Advisory warning label, but, through it all, Dee stayed positive and focused on being the best he could be.