Dee Snider

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Horror Show The Evolution of the Metal Stage Show and the End of Mötley Crüe

    "For some, like Kiss, it is pure spectacle. Alice Cooper varies between psychodrama and pure theater. Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson said he feels their performance is close to pantomime. Talking Heads did surreal theater. Lady Gaga does surreal shock. The Rolling Stones opted for large circus-like p ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding - Comerica Theatre - 12/7/2013

    Few people can flip through their rock 'n roll rolodex and put together a show quite as well as Valley legend Alice Cooper. After all, Cooper is the king of shock rock, and he paved the way for a legion of acts trying to get a rise out of mothers around the world. This year Alice recruited Vince N ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Alice Cooper: Our Christmas Is More Ozzie Nelson Than Ozzy Osbourne

    From blasting "Schools Out" during my teenage wasteland days to jamming out to the chugging guitar in "Under My Wheels" in my office, Alice Cooper has always played a prominent position in my heavy metal playlist. Not only did he help shape the sound and look of heavy metal with his horror and va ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    How Heavy Metal Was Framed By Disney's Tween Stars

    The VMA's, Miley Cyrus, "twerking," foam finger-humping--I'll be so happy when all the bullshit about this Disney star turned disgusting excuse for a pop culture icon is over. Usually it's supposed to be hard to look away from an emotional trainwreck, but Miley Cyrus's dead eyes and awkward tongue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    The Best Food Trucks and Food Porn for Metal Fans

    Everything eventually turns into porn. Guitar porn--Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 is all about it--whiskey porn... well, regular porn. But recently, food porn has blown up. Which is great for me. You see, there are only a few things that I take voracious pleasure in consuming, and two of those indul ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Revisiting Dee Snider's Awesome Halloween Soundtrack

    The only thing scarier this Halloween than a Joe Arapio or Jan Brewer mask is Oculus Infernum: A Halloween Tale, a dark album of Halloween music devised by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Anyone who has ever watched a horror film or felt the fear of walking alone at night will certainly relate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    KISS and Make-Up: Eight Male Make-Up Icons

    See also: KISS/Crue Openers The Treatment Make American Rock 'n' Roll (But Hail From England) See also: Gathering of the Juggalos or S.S. Coachella? We Break Out the Scorecard See also: Alice Cooper's Mom Has the Original "School's Out" Panties See also: Dee Snider Talks About His New Book, Shut Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our May 17 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a list in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Ever wonder what's acceptable in a mosh pit? We discuss. How did Chilean MC Ana Tijoux throw down at Puente he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Dee Snider Talks About His New Book, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, and New Album

    Dee Snider fronted heavy metal act Twisted Sister in the '70s and '80s, but we'd forgive you for knowing him more for reality TV, radio, voice acting, screenwriting, and hanging out with Donald Trump. The dude likes to keep busy. Which is why it made sense to release a new book, Shut Up and Give ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    December 21, 2009

    Concert Review: Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding

    Luke HolwerdaAlice Cooper performs at the 2009 installment of his annual Christmas Pudding charity show.​ By Lindsey HolderFriday night was the ninth installment of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding, though speaking in Christmas/culinary terms, it was really more of a fruitcake, with ingredients bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Lady Gaga, Alice Cooper, Guy Fieri and Santarchy Over the Weekend

    ​Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding Friday night was the ninth installment of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding, though speaking in Christmas/culinary terms, it was really more of a fruitcake, with ingredients both numerous and diverse mingling to create a final product I would definitely try to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009

    Sin and Salvation

    Be naughty and/or nice at Alice Cooper’s annual holiday party

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Alice Cooper Schedules Christmas Pudding 2009: Warrant, Lita Ford, Dee Snider Coming

    ​Phoenix-based shock rock icon Alice Cooper has scheduled his ninth annual holiday show, Christmas Pudding. The Christmas-themed variety show is a blend of comedy, music, and dance and will take place on Friday, December 18 at Dodge Theatre.This year's acts has a heavily hair-metal bent. Besides A ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009
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    April 13, 2009

    Just Announced: Detroit Cobras, The Dears, Desert Invasion

    If you're a fan of The Love Me Nots, a local act that makes their bones playing originals inspired by the garage acts from the Motor City, you will not want to miss The Detroit Cobras at The Rhytm Room on May 27. Actually, anyone with even the tinest soft spot for classic garage rock won't want to m ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    A Joe Arpaio Christmas at Pruitt's: Bigotry and hate aplenty.

    Jeez, what fell in my eye? Did that come from The Bird!? Ah, the Christmas season, so full of joy and goodwill towards one's fellow man. But not at the PHX Pruitt's protests, boyo, where the Prince of Peace would certainly not be welcome by the nativists if his eyes and skin in any way resembled th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Sonic Cinema: Twisted Sister

    Every week, we're going to be reviewing a music DVD. We kick off with Twisted Sister's The Video Years...Twisted Sister used to scare the shit out of me. When I was 8 years-old, I would lay on my bunk bed in the dark, blasting the Under the Blade album, imagining that huge, leather ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Spinal Tapped

    In which our heroine observes a Sabbath

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    December 21, 2006

    Season's Beats

    Trolling for recent Yuletide carols

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Fashion 101

    Get schooled in style at Karamba

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2004

    Scare Tactics

    Twisted fans flock to Horror Con

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Original Soul

    This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    The Shizz

    This (Self-released)

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Nashville Pussy

    Georgia rockers revel in excess

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Big? Try Huge!

    'Snortin' Whiskey' may be ludicrously over-the-top, but songwriter and guitarist Pat Travers is not

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Hair Pain Turn

    Trashman endures follicle torture after a night at the headbanger's ball

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    March 9, 2000

    Lick It Up

    Trashman dreams of Genie, but he never shows

  • Film

    November 25, 1999

    Behead Time Story

    Captivating and decapitating, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is ghoulishly gorgeous

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Rock of Pages

    Taking stock of the worst music books ever written

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Song for Xmas

    The trailer-park Grinch revisits his year of misery

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28, 1998

  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    I Love a Band in a Uniform

    The fashionable dos and duds of pop's greatest costume gimmick bands

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    July 11, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
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    April 6, 1995