By Brett Singer on April 2, 2012
Dee Snider is on Celebrity Apprentice, hosts a syndicated radio show called House of Hair, does voice-overs, and has a memoir and a new album coming out. How does he do it? “There’s an eight foot sign right over [my] desk that my wife had made out of wrought iron by a local artist,” he told Snakkle in a recent interview. “It says, ‘Drink Coffee, Do Stupid Things Faster, And With More Energy.’ It’s my credo.” Then he laughs. “It’ll be on my tombstone. ‘He drank coffee. And he did things faster. And with more energy.'” The Twisted Sister frontman will appear on the new FEARnet series Holliston, a self-parodying sitcom about two guys who work at a Massachusetts cable station and want to make horror movies. Holliston stars successful horror filmmakers Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) and Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom, Wrong Turn 2), and is somewhat based on their actual pre-success experiences, although the show takes serious liberties with reality. Snider plays their boss, Lance Rocket, who moonlights in a Van Halen cover band called (of course) Diver Down. We talked to Dee about the show, and how he wants people to know that he is not Lance Rocket. An edited version of that conversation follows.