Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider is doing something he never though he’d do! In fact, I don’t think anyone expected this from him.
On May 8 Snider will be releasing a “show tune-filled” album titled Dee Does Broadway. Snider told Broadway.com:
“If you’d told me that 25 years ago, I probably would have punched you. But between doing Rock of Ages on Broadway and dueting with Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth on my new record, it’s pretty crazy.”
Speaking of singing with Patti LuPone, it seems like Dee is still in a state of shock. He couldn’t believe he was sharing a recording studio with the two-time Tony winner, saying:
“I just kept looking around and going, ‘Does she know who I am? Why is she here?’ But we had so much fun because we’re not deconstructing on this album, we’re embracing and rocking it out.”
Snider also asked Bebe Neuwirth to come in to record a track Lola sings from Damn Yankees. Snider was so taken aback at how amazing she was he told her she should do that on Broadway, not realizing that she HAD played the part of Lola.
Besides LuPone and Neuwirth, Snider also has duets with Clay Aiken, Cyndi Lauper, Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams.
Listen to three tracks off of Dee Does Broadway after the jump!