Friday, July 22, 2005

Dee Snider’s Advice To Young Rockers: ‘Parlay’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider has one word of advice to budding rock stars: “Parlay.”

It sounds twisted but Snider says it’s important that musicians “parlay whatever success they have into something else.”

Snider knows of what he speaks. When Twisted Sister faded in the mid-1980s, he turned his “We’re Not Gonna Take It” fame into a radio career; the Strangeland horror film franchise; and a VH-1 reality series, Meet The Sniders.

Now he’s hoping to give new rock bands a chance to do the same thing as part of the Sauza Live All Summer Band Showcase. Snider is hosting shows in five cities where local bands compete for the chance to open up for a national act.

Snider’s participating because he feels new rock bands need more focus and support than they’re getting these days.

He’s happy with the results so far and points to the recent concert contest in Hollywood, Florida, and says, “even though that city is a dance music capital, 200 local bands applied to participate. That is proof that rock is not dead.”

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