In 1985, Dee Snider appeared before the Senate to address accusations that Twisted Sister’s music contained lyrics promoting sexism, rape, and violence among other things. Dee Snider’s entrance to the court room was met with jeers and humor, but after this historic speech, everyone in attendance realized that under the sunglasses and long hair was a very intelligent man who happened to be a father as well. Well done Dee! You made us all proud!
Before I get into that, I would like to tell the committee a little bit about myself. I am 30 years old, I am married, I have a 3-year-old son. I was born and raised a Christian and I still adhere to those principles. Believe it or not, I do not smoke, I do not drink, and I do not do drugs.
I do play in and write the songs for a rock and roll band named Twisted Sister that is classified as heavy metal, and I pride myself on writing songs that are consistent with my above-mentioned beliefs.Dee Snider