Thirty years ago, Dee Snider became rock royalty as the big haired, boa-clad front man of Twisted Sister. Since then, he has been to bankruptcy and back again and logged several hours in Donald Trump’s boardroom as a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice. This holiday, his musical Dee Snider’s Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas Tale is playing in Toronto through Dec. 20. Here, the We’re Not Gonna Take It rocker shares some of the secrets to his success, including why friendship isn’t always about seeing eye to eye.
"We've got the right to choose and there ain't no way we'll lost it."
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By Dee Snider. Directed by Adam John Hunter. Until Jan. 3 at the Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-622-ARTS.
I’m dreaming of a Whitesnake Christmas.
That’s what I was singing after I left the Winter Garden Theatre, where Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale is playing through Jan. 3, and if you’ve got one drop of heavy metal blood coursing through your veins, I guarantee you’ll feel the same way.