Dee Snider has revealed he’ll finish recording his third solo album in February.

Now sees the Twisted Sister frontman performing tracks written by Grammy-winning songwriter Damon Ranger-who has previously worked with Katy Perry and Kanye West. Snider will put the finishing touches to the recording next month.

He tells One On One With Mitch Lafon, “They came to me. These are people who write for Kanye, they write for Katy Perry, they write for Pink, they write for Taylor Swift. They’re top pop songwriters. Damon Ranger says, ‘You’re iconic. You’re the voice of rebellion. And I think with the right songs, you could reach a whole new audience – a mainstream rock audience.’

“So we demoed one song called We Are The Ones, which is a real active rock. It’s hard, but it’s not metal. And it came out great. So we went into the studio and recorded four more songs. And I just signed two record deals, and we’re going back into the studio to finish the album at the end of February. And I’m not sure when we’re gonna release it.”

He added, “I said, ‘I don’t know how to write new music. I don’t want anything to do with the writing process. Create some songs, and if I could feel inspired by them, I will sing them.’

And the stuff is really great. It’s not thrashy, it’s not metal. But it’s got attitude; it’s got my attitude. It’s anthemic.”

Last year, Snider made his first new song for 20 years available as a free download. He described To Hell And Back as “a bold middle finger to those who whine and complain about the difficulties of life – but have no real clue what difficult is.”

His first solo album was 2000’s Never Let the Bastards Wear You Down, with Dee Does Broadway following in 2012.

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  • Mr. Rock And Roll on

    No. Just…no. I get that Dee needs to make a living, and TS won’t keep him wealthy. What’s next, a crooners album? Diane Warren is a top songwriter as well, and her work with Kiss and Aerosmith yielded crapola. I listen to soft music and some pop, too, but stuff that isn’t homogenized schlock. I for one refuse to buy anything Dee does with writers that write with Kanye, etc. He says it like it’s a cool thing. Not cool, Dee. Very uncool. You can dictate for yourself what you do, but it doesn’t mean we will be on board. Have a happy.

    • Tiny Music on

      Diane Warren gave Aerosmith the biggest song of their career.
      Like it or not…cheesy song or not, I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing was a mammoth success giving Aerosmith a number one song in about a dozen different countries worldwide.
      Sure the song blows but it put gas in the tank for another 15 years.

      As for Dee Snider he could have Jesus Christ write his next album and the end result would still be the same.

  • Brian B on

    I was hoping for more show tunes……

  • Michael Monet on

    Why not? All it has to do is sound good. Ashford and Simpson wrote I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR and it’s been covered by rock acts for 40 years. Dee deserves success. He’s reputably a good guy and I’ll download a few new songs from him. I can’t wait for December. That’s when I listen to TWISTED CHRISTMAS.

    • DR Is Live on

      WASP’s version is still my favourite.

    • Dana on

      Me too, I love it. Also, despite Blackie’s protests, I happen to love Inside the Electric Circus.

      D 🙂

    • DR Is Live on

      You know what I totally agree. My favorite song on that album is Restless Gypsy. The production was great on that album, and the subsequent tour was incredible with Johnny Rod on bass. IMO that was WASP’s best lineup other than the original 4.

    • Dana on

      Restless Gypsy is one of my favorite songs, too. 🙂 But, I really dig most of that album: 9.5 Nasty, I’m Alive, Easy Living, etc.. A really good, and underrated, record.

      Again, I know Blackie never liked it, and said it was a rushed effort, because the label wanted a new album. However, I disagree, and think for a “rushed” record, they did put out a great result.

      D 🙂

  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    This, from a guy who to this day still can’t get over Kiss “doing a disco song”, and blames Tesla for the unplugged trend.

    • Coredrum on

      Excellent points Tyger…Dee doesn’t want to be part of any creativity?? That means you are not an artist Dee…you are a performer…and a class A Ahole.

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