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

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The stage is where Dee Snider (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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. 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.