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NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider has been told he must undergo throat surgery, which means a slew of cancellations for the New York-based metal band.

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WE'RE IN THE MONEY A young Georgia woman says she doesn't know what she's going to do, now that she's a multi-millionaire.
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Dee Snider
Twisted Sister' lead singer Dee Snider sings 'We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore', during a rally on the south steps of the State Capitol,for Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger Candidate For California Governor, in Sacramento, California October 5th, 2003. The rally ended a 4 day state wide bus trip. Schwarzenegger is running for Governor in the October 7 Recall Election. ..(UPI/Ken James)

David Daniel "Dee" Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor. Snider is most famous for his role as the frontman of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He was ranked 83 in the Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalist of All Time.

Born in Astoria, New York, Snider grew up in nearby Baldwin and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1973. As a child he sang in a church choir, several school choruses, and Baldwin HS Concert Choir. He also was selected for the All State Chorus by singing. While in eighth grade, Snider was in a Black Sabbath cover band.

In early 1976, Snider joined the recently formed Twisted Sister and became the sole songwriter of the band thereafter. The group released their first studio album, Under the Blade, in September 1982 and developed a following in the UK. Less than a year later, Twisted Sister released their sophomore effort, You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll. Their third album, Stay Hungry, hit shelves on May 10, 1984. This would become the band's most successful record with the hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock." To emphasize the "twisted sister" image, Snider adopted a trademark persona of metal-inspired drag with a long blond wig, an excessive amount of eye shadow and rouge, and bright red lipstick.

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