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Dee Snider’s For The Love Of Metal – Live: rock’n’roll’s greatest ringmaster in untouchable form

Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider shows the kids how it’s done on new album For The Love Of Metal Live – and throws in an AC/DC cover too

Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal
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Dee Snider

The stage is where Dee Snider is at his best, and one of rock’s finest frontmen is captured here in peerless form. Filmed last year at several festivals, including Bloodstock Open Air, this DVD/Blu-ray/CD package features material from his 2018 solo album, For The Love Of Metal, as well as Twisted Sister classics such as We’re Not Going To Take It, plus a ramming cover of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell. It’s all delivered at a frenetic pace, with Dee’s motormouth charisma utterly compulsive. Someone really should put out a version solely with his hilarious banter with the crowd. The DVD and Blu-ray also have a career-spanning interview, while fiery new studio track Prove Me Wrong is included as a bonus on the accompanying CD, proving the man has lots yet to offer. Thankfully, Dee is still a musical maniac.

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Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. He would later become a founding member of RAW rock magazine in 1988.

In the early 90s, Malcolm Dome was the Editor of Metal Forces magazine, and also involved in the horror film magazine Terror, before returning to Kerrang! for a spell. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He was actively involved in Total Rock Radio, which launched as Rock Radio Network in 1997, changing its name to Total Rock in 2000. In 2014 he joined the TeamRock online team as Archive Editor, uploading stories from all of our print titles and helping lay the foundation for what became Louder.

Dome was the author of many books on a host of bands from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin and Metallica, some of which he co-wrote with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing.