The latest rock legend to respond is Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, who respectfully offered his own retort to Simmons' claims.
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Every weekend, I host 'Loudwire Reloaded,' a two-hour radio show that features a countdown of the biggest rock songs in America, plus the winner of the Loudwire Reloaded Airplay Poll, a song selected by your votes at Loudwire.com. I also feature songs that are tied into the content here at Loudwire.com. This weekend (Dec. 14-15), hear a track from Loudwire's pick for the best rock album of 2013 and many more cool spotlight songs. Also on the show this weekend is my interview with Dee Snider.
Today, we pay tribute to one of the greatest music videos ever made, period. This video for Twisted Sister's anti-authoritarian anthem 'We're Not Gonna Take It' is one of hair metal's brightest gems, inviting the world's youth to join them in rock 'n' roll anarchy. Today is also the 54th birthday of Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero, so with those elements in mind, we present you with our Video of the Day.
Outspoken Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider will have the tables turned on him on Jan. 24 when he becomes the subject of the 2nd Annual 'Rock & Roll Roast' taking place in Anaheim, Calif. The musician will be lovingly skewered by peers such as Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Lita Ford, as well as several comedians and celebrities.
'Pee Wee's Big Adventure' has got to be one of the greatest cult movies of all time. Nobody is immune to Pee Wee Herman's hilarious antics, with even adults embracing the goofy roller coaster of a film, where Pee Wee embarks on an epic journey to find his beloved stolen bicycle.
It seems like whenever a Presidential race begins, some politician rubs a musician the wrong way by using their music as a campaign theme. In 1984, Bruce Springsteen went after Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan for using 'Born in the USA,' Foo Fighters barred John McCain from playing 'My Hero' during his campaign, and now, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider had denounced the use of 'We're Not Gonna Take It' by Republican Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan.