Snider of Twister Sister releases song off of upcoming solo album

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Dee Snider just released a new song entitled “To Hell and Back” on his website and and is set to embark on a solo tour. The song was co-written with Silvertide’s Nick Perri, and is slated to be part of a new album Snider is working on with producer Damon Ranger. His solo tour will feature summer stops at festivals in Europe and South America, as well as a number of U.S. dates, including the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August.

You can download the song here:

According to, Snider said this about the song:

To Hell and Back” represents my first truly new, original musical offering since the 90’s. When my friend and co-writer, guitarist Nick Perri presented me with the riff and music bed for this song, I found true inspiration to write for the first time in decades. Lyrically, the song raises a bold middle finger to those who whine and complain about the difficulties of life, but have no real clue what difficult is. As I say in the song, “Don’t tell me your sad story. Don’t say your world is black. Just spare me your vainglory. I’ve been to hell and back!

Twisted Sister’s is also set to go on a farewell tour in 2016 to mark the band’s 40th anniversary. Snider, in a recent talk with Billboard, said the tour will be as short as it is bittersweet. “We’re only going to do select shows,” he said. “Nothing’s booked, but it will not be a tour. What we’ll do will be based on offers and epicness. I have no desire to go and play a bunch of clubs or small venues, but if Rock in Rio calls, Riot Fest, Bonnaroo, Rocklahoma, those event kind of things. We’ll do a handful of those and say goodbye on a big stage. This isn’t going to be the Scorpions or Judas Priest or Ozzy Osbourne or the Who or Tina Turner – ‘Farewell. We’re back in two years.’ That’s not gonna happen. I guarantee it.”

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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