Zakk Wylde, Scott Ian, Lita Ford to Honor Dee Snider at Revolver/Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast Tonight

Get ready! Revolver and Guitar World‘s Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider takes place tonight, January 24, at the Grove in Anaheim, California.

The Twisted Sister frontman, and this year’s venerable Roast honoree, was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver magazine.

The event, which is sponsored by Epiphone and Monster Energy Drink, is one of the highlights of the 2013 Winter NAMM weekend. However, unlike the NAMM Show, the Roast is open to the public, and it will air live tonight on AXS TV at 9 p.m. PST (midnight EST).

Check your local listings for AXS TV, and follow it all live on Twitter at #DEEROAST.

Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other luminaries such as last year’s Roast honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, plus comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and others will take aim at the singer and reality-TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, golden locks and appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbanger’s Ball fame) will be on hand to serve as the evening’s DJ.

Says Snider: “Roasters, remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha F**ker!”

Says Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein: “They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we’ll be making an exception.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.

Never setting his limits, Snider has taken on the role of film producer, actor, voiceover artist, political advocate and, most recently, Broadway star with his run in the hit musical Rock of Ages. His autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, was released in the summer of 2012, and Dee returns to the small screen in March 2013 as part of the cast of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

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  • metalhead666

    Fuck Dee Snider! He is a hack, a loud mouth dinosaur, washed up rock star with what? Two hits, go crawl under a rock.

  • KISS2000MAN

    Dee is no hack. I saw Twisted in the 70’s, 80’s. 90’s and last in 2001. He definitely paid his dues and earned his place. If you really think he is only about 2 songs, you are sadly mistaken. Check out some of those early TS albums.

  • devin

    two hits?? they had more “hits” than that, its not about making a bunch of hits its about the fuckin music, and the attitude, and twisted sister has that, check out their early stuff, its insane.

  • true80smtalgirl

    Dee is great! I saw him last summer and the band is tight. They have a great catalog of music – the stuff they play on the radio is never the real stuff. Check them out before you rant! Dee is VERY deserving.

  • rocktour

    I hope they goof on him for thinking Twisted Sister is a legendary band! They’re anything but that!

  • TomasHunter

    Thanks for the news, Damian. Sadly, I missed last year’s inaugural roast of Zakk Wylde, but I am not going to miss this roast. In fact I have a few of my friends and DISH coworkers coming over to watch it with me. I am also going to record it to my DISH Hopper DVR because I may never see Penn jillette, Zakk Wylde, and Mick Foley on the same stage again. With up to 2000 hours of entertainment storage on my Hopper, I will be able to watch this for years to come, without worrying about deleting it to make room for something else.

  • Projunky

    Wow I just saw the Wanabee roast,second-rate comedians shitiest host ever Peavey sponsored the event they could have use an amp to pipe in some laughter and maybe a little applause. The worst roast ever! Total flop!