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TWISTED SISTER – Announces Final Tri-State Area Farewell Show – The Rock Carnival In Lakewood, New Jersey

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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TWISTED SISTER announces their Final Tri-State Area Farewell Show! October 1st, 2016 at The Rock Carnival in Lakewood, NJ – Joining TWISTED SISTER that weekend will be FOUR BY FATE, KILLCODE, ACE FREHLEY, OVERKILL, DOKKEN and so many more bands to be announced that your head will spin!

Plan on spending a 3 day weekend with us! Details on which days each band will be playing will be announced soon!

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Source: Twisted Sister

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LONG LIVE TWISTED SISTER.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

REST IN PEACE, A. J. PERO.

Stone.

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Metal Odyssey’s FAIL Of The Day Is: Dee Snider

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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This post is about not knowing when to keep you mouth shut and mean-spirited comments to yourself; especially when you’re in the national and world spotlight of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. This is also a lesson learned that internet bullying can come from ALL phases of life and social levels. Please read on…

My how time can change a person for the worst, especially with Dee Snider. A long time ago, actually it was September 19th, 1985, this Heavy Metal ambassador and frontman of Twisted Sister testified in a heroic way, before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, defending the lyrical content of popular Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal songs; especially songs from Twisted Sister. It’s a long story, however, a wealthy, constipated and obviously bored group of Senate housewives known as the PMRC decided they wanted to ban and suppress the songs of the day, using their list of Filthy Fifteen as an example. You can read all about this historically embarrassing event and its proceedings by clicking the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center

I once even wrote about my appreciation for Dee Snider and I called him A True American Metal Hero, back on March 18th, 2009. Since then, Dee Snider is starting to sound more like the bitter and cranky uncle you always dread listening to or seeing during family functions. You can read my post I wrote regarding A True American Metal Hero, below:

DEE SNIDER IS A TRUE AMERICAN METAL HERO

Anyone who follows Dee Snider knows he can be arrogant, cocky and condescending towards other bands and musicians on radio and Twitter. Wether that type of behavior is for ratings or is straight from Dee Snider’s heart is up for debate; nonetheless, Dee Snider can say anything he wants, due to the First Amendment (free speech) to the United States Constitution in America. Fine. I’m down with that. That’s why I am writing this post today, due to my free speech.

Below you shall see/read how Dee Snider singled out for no apparent reason, the former guitarist and songwriter of Whitesnake: Doug Aldrich. Plus, Dee Snider is basically telling the great founding member, songwriter and lead singer of Whitesnake, David Coverdale, that the last two Whitesnake studio albums are not of importance.

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See below, the professional response from Doug Aldrich to Dee Snider, via his Twitter account. Please note I totally support Doug Aldrich calling Dee Snider a Jackass too.

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Then, the bitter Dee Snider replied to Doug Aldrich with a half-hearted and backhanded apology:

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Um, Dee, what point is valid? You never made your point!! You had to retract and apologize to Dough Aldrich; if you even can call that an apology! Dee Snider, your choice of words are unprofessional. That’s it, plain as day and the above Twitter comment YOU directed at Doug Aldrich is PROOF.

I felt insulted for Dough Aldrich. I also felt insulted as a fan and blogger of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Dee Snider overreached with his careless commentary. I have been a long-time admirer of Dough Aldrich and his fantastic work with Whitesnake, DIO, LION, Bad Moon Rising, Burning Rain and Revolution Saints. Below was my Twitter response to both Dee Snider and Dough Aldrich, in regards to the above blow-hard Twitter comments made by Dee Snider:

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Hey Dee Snider, if your “point is valid” then we can all discount the achievements that Brian Johnson made for AC/DC and the achievements that Tommy ThayerEric Singer and the late Eric Carr have made for KISS. Those iconic bands had “heydays” before their arrivals too. Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde? Nah. Those two guitarists and songwriters can’t lay a single claim to the “heyday” success of Ozzy Osbourne.

Plus, how dare if Jason Newsted or Robert Trujillo ever take a bow for the success of the mighty Metallica. Let’s discredit all the Judas Priest albums that have Scott Travis as the drummer; hell, Scott Travis wasn’t with Judas Priest during the 70’s and 80’s.

Below are the Twitter responses from the professional and legendary Michael Sweet of Stryper fame. Michael Sweet is a CLASS ACT and noted the apology made by Dee Snider to Doug Aldrich. However, the initial insult was still made and words truly do hurt.

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If it wasn’t for Doug Aldrich, these two amazing Whitesnake studio albums would not exist:

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Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad – 2008

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Whitesnake – Forevermore – 2011

Before you go shooting your thoughts off on Twitter, LEARN your Hard Rock and Heavy Metal history, Dee Snider!! YOU are out of touch with the accomplishments of your musical peers. I can count on one hand the amount of live shows you do in one year with Twisted Sister. The last Twisted Sister album was released back in 1987. 1987!! And… that album was supposed to be YOUR solo album too! Laugh out loud!!

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Above: This is how relevant Dee Snider is to Metal.

Dee Snider, you are all tied up in knots due to the fact that too numerous 1980’s bands to mention are enjoying a resurgence by touring constantly, creating NEW studio albums and earning a fan base of younger generations by reaching out in positive ways. YOU are jealous, Dee, of the hard-nosed work ethic of a Doug Aldrich and his many hard-working musical peers. The truth can be alarming, huh Dee? DEE, YOU HAVE RESTED ON YOUR LAURELS FOR TOO LONG NOW AND FANS LIKE MYSELF HAVE GROWN VERY TIRED OF IT.

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Hey Dee Snider… your Desperado and Widowmaker projects created some excellent music; only they were a flash in the pan!! Criticizing Doug Aldrich is criticizing the entire Whitesnake family, their fans and especially… HELLO… David Coverdale. YOU are NOT worthy of carrying Doug Aldrich’s guitar case, Dee Snider. A true American hero? I wish I NEVER wrote that post about you now. Now go hide behind your radio microphone and Twitter account, Dee. BYE, BYE.

Stone 

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LONG LIVE DOUG ALDRICH.

LONG LIVE WHITESNAKE.

TAKE SOME EX-LAX, DEE SNIDER.

Stone.

Consummate Roastmaster Craig Gass To Stoke The Fires At Rock & Roll Roast Of Dee Snider

Posted in classic rock, comedians, comedy, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, humor, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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COMEDIAN & ACTOR CRAIG GASS SERVES IT UP AGAIN

Thursday January 24th – ROAST TO AIR COMPLETELY LIVE

CRAIG GASS Debut Album & DVD To Be Released This Spring – Coinciding With North American Tour

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(January 22, 2013 – Los Angeles)  The outrageously funny Artist/Comedian/Actor CRAIG GASS is pulling out his world-famous spicy rub for roasting Heavy Metal Icon and Celebrity Apprentice Dee Snider.   On January 24, Revolver and Guitar World are thrilled to present The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider!

These two heavy-weight sponsors have teamed up with MusiCares and AXS TV to bring you the first roast to ever be broadcast LIVE on television (not pre-taped and bleeped), LIVE from the Grove of Anaheim with 2013 Honoree Dee Snider.  This great night of comedy, calamity, charity and chaos, including the comedic talent of GRAIG GASS, can’t be missed. The Roast will feature: Legendary Roastmaster Penn Jillette, and a celebrity dais including; Zakk WyldeJim NortonLita FordEddie TrunkScott IanJim FlorentineCraig Gass & Mick Foley. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds from The Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider will go to charity.

GASS, who also famously roasted Gene Simmons a few years back, has played memorable characters on such TV shows as Sex and The City, Law and Order, King of Queens and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and most recently has been doing voice over work on the shows Family Guy, American Dad and The ClevelandGASS began performing stand-up comedy in 1993. His dead-on impressions caught the attention of two icons of the entertainment community, Howard Stern and George Carlin. Carlin took the young comedian under his wing and GASS’ idol quickly became his mentor.

The pathway to impressions and stand-up comedy appears to be GASS’ destiny from the very beginning. Growing up in a family that was completely deaf, GASS learned to speak from TV. His debut comedy album/DVD is due out later this spring on Oglio Records and will coincide with a North American tour.  Early dates include January 25 & 26 in Dallas at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as well as March 29 in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre.

For more information on the Roast, please visit: www.rockandrollroast.com

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(Source: MAD Ink, PR)

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LONG LIVE CRAIG GASS.

LONG LIVE DEE SNIDER.

Stone.

An Open Letter To Dee Snider – August 23rd, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, politics, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Hello Dee, it’s Stone. I’ve read today that you requested Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, to stop using the (your) Twisted Sister song “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. I also understand you (obviously) don’t support Paul Ryan or the Republican party.

However, please understand Dee, that our beloved Heavy Metal community is unlike the mainstream Rock and Pop communities. I speak for all Metalheads when I say we are: unified. We have and always will be unified regardless of race, sex, (I would hope religion) or political party affiliation. Anyone who disagrees is not a true “Defender Of The Faith”.

Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with an honest and open discussion of politics, after all, you fought for our civil rights when it comes to freedom of speech, when you stood up to the PMRC. Political commentary, sex and drugs in lyrics are here to stay due to your heroics on Capitol Hill. However, no political group or Hollywood clique has ever supported you as loyally as your fans have; please don’t turn your back on a large group of us now.

Political nonsense shall never steer me away from a band or musician. It’s always been about the music for me. I’ve never let politics cloud my judgement with an album review or interview. Please remember there are conservative fans that have looked upon Twisted Sister’s songs for inspiration, going on four decades strong. I can guarantee that there are many conservative politicians who grew up as Twisted Sister fans. “I Am, (I’m Me)”.

Dee, you have been a leader and legendary contributor to the history of Heavy Metal. Please don’t forget your fans that may support Paul Ryan and the Republican Party; for these same fans have loyally supported you since day one.

Please Dee, don’t get caught up with “those other guys” that have made political statements as a part of their overall claim to fame. Here at Metal Odyssey, bands are supported regardless of what political party they are loyal to. “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll”. Please Dee, don’t get onboard with the political Hollywood celebrity mainstream. You’re too good for that. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE DEE SNIDER.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Another week, another Metal dollar (or many Metal dollars) spent on paying bills and taxes. Expendable income is something I always try to handle with care. I like looking for deals when shopping for Metal. Finding a cool buy makes Stone a happy dude. The top photo of PANTERA 1990 – 2000 A Decade Of Domination proved to be my Metal surprise buy of the week.

I paid $5 (U.S. funds) for this PANTERA CD, at my local Super Walmart. A (10 song) greatest hits of PANTERA at 50 cents per song! Whoa. I already have these iconic PANTERA songs, still the “Only At Walmart” sticker on the wrapper made the completist collector side of me make the buy. Having this CD handy and at the ready has served me right.

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Is it just me or does that Honda Odyssey commercial that plays The Hellion from the ultra-legendary Judas Priest rub you the wrong way? This commercial has been aired for over a year (it seems) and it takes the air out of a Metal classic, in my Metal opinion.

The Hellion is a psyche-you-out intro that leads into the (also) Metal classic: Electric Eye. Just the mass commercialization of The Hellion hasn’t sat right with me ever since I first saw this commercial. I guess it’s what you call: money talks.

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Speaking of selling out… Aerosmith will be playing live, on the season finale of American Idol. This season finale will be aired on May 23rd, on the Fox network. Money and mammoth publicity reigns. I truly miss 70’s Aerosmith.

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Scott Coverdale (Best Metal Buddy and Metal Odyssey correspondent) brought to my attention what the legendary Dee Snider is up to. You see, Scott and I both consider Dee Snider as a True American Metal Hero. Nothing shall ever change this mindset for us. With that said, I’m a bit bewildered as to Dee Snider’s current album project. Well… here is what Dee Snider is up to:

Dee Does Broadway. Metal be thy name. Metal be thy name… again. I’m thinking of that classic Cinderella song right about now. Which Cinderella song? Somebody Save Me.

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Apocalyptic Love from SLASH – Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will be released on May 22nd, 2012. I will buy this CD. Hopefully I can land it for around $10 at (you guessed it) Super Walmart. Best Buy will surely have it. Target won’t have it. No way. Hell, the Target near me hasn’t yet stocked the new Iron Maiden En Vivo! and that’s startling to say the least. This same Target location has made it a point to stock at least 250 copies of that new Nicki Minaj. Um, make that 500+ copies.

Yes, I did get off topic here. It happens. My closing thought on this new SLASH album is: excellent cover art! The cover art for Apocalyptic Love screams… ROCK ‘N ROLL! Then again, this is SLASH we’re talking about and I don’t think he’d have it any other way.

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Those are my Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts for Saturday, May 12th, 2012. So let it be Metal written, so let it be Metal told. Metal be thy name.

LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N ROLL & METAL.

Stone.

Wanna See My TWISTED SISTER ‘I Wanna Rock’ 45 RPM?

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TWISTED SISTER – Back in 1984, TWISTED SISTER, the legendary Heavy Metal band from Long Island, New York, released their third studio album: Stay Hungry. One of the three “biggest hits” from this album was I Wanna Rock. The other two “hits” were We’re Not Gonna Take It and The Price. I Wanna Rock became the battle cry for countless Metalheads back in 1984, with its popularity reaching eye-popping heights courtesy of its respective MTV video.

To this day I still love hearing I Wanna Rock cranked up VERY LOUD. This song will forever be an inspiration to me, decades after its release. I recently found the 45 rpm of I Wanna Rock at an antique store located in Zionsville, Pennsylvania. I paid $1.50 (U.S.) for it. Both the vinyl and cover sleeve are in excellent shape.

The B – side to this 45 rpm is The Kids Are Back from 1983’s You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll, (the second studio album from TWISTED SISTER). The Kids Are Back is another song that Rocks my face off too. These TWISTED SISTER songs and albums are simply put: F’n timeless. Check out the pics below of my I Wanna Rock 45 rpm. Remember… you can’t even buy a decent cup of coffee these days for $1.50, yet you can buy some Heavy Metal history at this price. Metal be thy name.

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Back Cover Sleeve

I Wanna Rock – A Side

LONG LIVE TWISTED F’N SISTER.

Stone.

FEARnet – Casts Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Oderus Urungus (GWAR) As Series Regulars For Horror-Comedy “Holliston”

Posted in cable networks, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, horror metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, television networks with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Genre Cable Network Starts Production This Month On Original Series

LOS ANGELES – FEARnet, cable television’s premier Horror, Thriller and Suspense Channel, has added Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, Strangeland, radio/television personality) and Oderus Urungus (Alien lead singer from legendary Heavy Metal band “GWAR”) to “Holliston”, an outrageous and offbeat multi-camera, half-hour buddy comedy series starring directors Adam Green (“Hatchet 1 & 2”, “Frozen”, “Chillerama”) and Joe Lynch (”Knights of Badassdom”, “Wrong Turn 2”, “Chillerama”). Created by Green, FEARnet recently gave the series a six-episode order and is slated to begin production in September.

“The Big Bang Theory” meets “Evil Dead II” series, set in the town of Holliston, MA, follows the lives of Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful Horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet in their post-college jobs at a Boston cable access station where they also host a late night movie program called “The Movie Crypt”.

“Both Dee Snider and Oderus Urungus exude the kind of larger than life personalities and elements that these characters were written for. Both are true performers down to their cores and the entire cast and crew are so excited to have them join our family in these very fun roles that were tailor-made for their sensibilities,” says Green.

Snider joins the cast as Green and Lynch’s boss who also happens to be a longtime member of a “Van Halen” tribute band. While he still dreams of being a Rock Star, he also takes the cable job very seriously and has delusions of grandeur of how he’s part of “Hollywood.” Urungus will play himself and is Green’s “imaginary” friend who happens to live in a closet and gives him advice (extremely misguided and offensive advice).

“’Holliston’ fits in perfectly with our current series. Dee and Oderus are excellent additions and build on a cast that could only be found on FEARnet,” said Peter Block, president, FEARnet.  “Both are beloved by the genre fans and are just the first announcement in a list of thrilling casting to come”.

Snider and Urungus join Green and Lynch in an ensemble cast that also includes Laura Ortiz (“The Hills Have Eyes”, “Horton Hears A Who”) and Corri English (“Unrest”, “The Bedford Diaries”, lead singer of Brokedown Cadillac).

Created, written, and directed by Green, his production company ArieScope Pictures will handle the production of “Holliston.”  Green and Lynch will serve as executive producers along with producer Cory Neal (“Frozen”, “Hatchet”).

“Holliston” is intended to take a slot on FEARnet’s Tuesday night “Twisted Comedy” block, a Horror-comedy lineup that consists of a distinctive pair of scripted series: “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil,” a supernatural high-school comedy featuring Jason Mewes (“Mallrats”, “Clerks”, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) and “Psychoville”, an award-winning, British Black-Comedy thriller that centers on a group of characters haunted by a mysterious blackmailer.

Follow FEARnet on Twitter and like it on Facebook for all the latest news and updates on Horror, Thriller and Suspense Entertainment.

(Source: Beck Media & Marketing)

* For more info on FEARnet, click on the link below:

FEARnet.com

LONG LIVE DEE SNIDER.

LONG LIVE ODERUS URUNGUS.

LONG LIVE FEARnet.

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