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With the wild -- of hair and makeup to match and a lot of -- land metal band Twisted Sister caught everyone's eyes and ears while racking up.
Hit -- hit like we're not gonna take it.
It is new memoir shut up and give me that life could lead singer and songwriter personality d.'s data reveals his turbulent ride in rock and roll we're joined right now.
By not rock star Dee Snider and soon to be Broadway star these -- and and author I wrote my own book that's fantastic -- -- help people do that these days I wrote every word myself but it was easy because you're one of the few rockers from that era who remembers yes no drugs no alcohol ever so I've got my brain cells -- tax.
What's with you you married the same woman since you're fifteen or you know I'm gonna go 36 years so what's with you I did -- I don't -- it up and -- I know but I look at the other guys like that idea don't get it.
And look at me back -- like I was an alien because you know I was this crazy guy yet I.
Was straight thinking you know but I don't know I'm happy with my choice and -- that your choice too early on as a teacher -- interest -- you and -- -- -- when she found a place it was -- yeah as you show winding course and you realize you love the stage.
And let the star billing it lets this or Begin to shot.
-- -- -- -- You know -- only place in school I felt really at home and I just like -- saying that was as soon.
Whether it was classical music or rock the world simultaneously I was in my life they're both of my life.
Thing is always before.
-- -- we had Marcia Clark on the couch when we were introducing new and she got so excited.
Because you know this is her era when you guys were making these videos like this.
What was what was the recipe was it like.
Okay this is a song now what crazy scenario could we come up with two.
We'll have some crazy stuff at the time they were groundbreaking nobody that feels like that and we delivered we're not gonna take it.
Was Garland said this is blocked field this is -- -- that.
If they'd never put that out of medium rotation.
It's educated -- -- all day time it changed the face of rock video and -- things you read about book 1985 you took on Tipper Gore yes Capitol Hill with regard to lyrics I.
Well it was first -- as I said the book we're talking about.
The fifth or sixth.
This is the first thing our forefathers.
Thought to write down you know freedom of speech so being Frank Zappa went to Washington -- -- John Denver.
We stood up for freedom of speech.
And it hurt you in the end you two -- Al Gore like many people would eventually.
But deep you talk about the pain of losing it all you at the top of the -- Everything you could ever dream of and you lost -- all how did you battled back.
You know my book -- to give -- the Mike is -- a cautionary tale.
Because I didn't do drugs I -- to alcohol unclear thinking my manager rip me off my it my agents my accounts though I did it all myself.
I lost everything.
And I bottomed out in the ninety's where I was literally flattering cars and a parking lots but what you do.
Parent make up on weekends -- -- -- -- -- you back on top and I don't go yeah see me and I I -- the story -- and Alice -- were exchanging phone messages you have Alice -- and -- the -- get back -- and that we -- -- singing show -- to each -- -- It's -- little -- me well are both fans of it I grew up and household where we're brought whistles we've played outside no I didn't have to dad's.
It was a regular house all -- weeks ago see about -- shows it was always a part of my life and a couple of years ago at the rock of ages and stored in a Broadway.
And it really reconnect me that whole thing I said let me take what we showed tunes let's make a rock.
And I think it did with Patti -- -- new ways to be Lau plus yes so listen this -- looking for a bail out things got tough and you've got tough for you got a CD out got a book out just it's Celebrity Apprentice.
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