Normally these podcasts don't appear back-to-back, but because of the untimely death of MCA (Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys), I felt that I had to push this as a breaking news podcast. I had just heard the news as I was bringing up the recording equipment for the podcast, so none of us were really prepared to talk about Beastie Boys and their massive influence.
As you recall, Adam had to cancel all the Beastie Boys tour, due to a cancerous tumor in his left parotid gland (that was in 2009). The last BB news we reported was that they released Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (part one was never released!).
The majority of this show is about Twisted Sister, thanks to the gold mine that is Dee Snider's biography "Shut Up and Give Me the Mic". The book comes out May 8th via Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster Publishing. If you can't bother to read the review, you can give us a listen.
Amy recalls her first and only hand-written fan letter to Twisted Sister. Her reward was a glossy 8x11 photograph of the band. I know the timeline is a little off, but for the most part, the UK broke Twisted Sister and they got a record deal with Atlantic Records. We briefly touch on their rise and eventual fall (no thanks to Tipper Gore).
We also talk about his relationship with his wife, Suzette. They met when she was 15 and he was 21!
We played a clip of Dee Snider's Dee Does Broadway album, coming out May 8th, as a nice companion to his book.
Song of the show is the classic Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" from their triple platinum 1984 album, Stay Hungry.
PS, according to twistedsister.com, this will be the "best Twisted summer ever", they'll be on tour in Europe and the USA. If I get a tour announcement, I'll let you know.
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