Monday, January 28, 2013
Dee Snider Roast: Recap & Red Carpet Footage Available!
This past Thursday, January 24), Revolver and Guitar World presented the second annual Rock & Roll Roast comedy series. The honoree: Dee Snider, lead singer of the legendary 1980s Rock band TWISTED SISTER.
Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other luminaries such as last year’s Roast honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, plus comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and others took aim at the singer and reality-TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, golden locks and appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice.
Additionally, Donald Trump, Alice Cooper, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sebastian Bach, STEEL PANTHER, Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick, Gene Simmons and wrestler and FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho, contributed video roasts to the event.
The exclusive event took place at The Grove in Anaheim, California and aired live on AXS TV. A portion of all proceeds went towards MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need. The events roastmaster was Penn Jilette, here is his hilarious intro:
"Good evening, everyone. I'm Penn Jilette, a third-rate magician, here to roast Dee Snider, a fourth-rate musician. This motley crew — sorry, Dee, I didn't mean to mention a real Rock and Roll band — hasn't seen a television camera or a Weight Watchers meeting since they invented cellphones."