Dee Snider first emerged as a star as the lead singer of the glam rock band Twisted Sister. With his brash persona and wild stage costumes, Snider both became a popular messenger of youth freedom of expression (with We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock becoming rallying cries) and a target of criticism from parental groups. In fact, in 1985, at the peak of Twisted Sister’s fame, Snider testified before the Senate in a hearing about a potential parental warning system on record labels.
In the years since the band’s popularity waned, Snider has reinvented himself as a host, entertainer and celebrity commentator. Among his assorted activities, he currently hosts House of Hair, a syndicated hard rock/heavy metal radio show that airs on over 200 radio stations. He also wrote and starred in the horror film Strangeland, the sequel to which is currently in the works.
Born to a working-class family in Astoria, NY, Snider lives with his wife of 28 years, Suzette, and their kids, on the North Shore of Long Island.