Dee Snider, known worldwide as the frontman for the telegenic '80s metal band TWISTED SISTER, is headed back to television. This time, he will be an on-air host on VH1 Classic, the channel now in 33 million homes that plays "none of today's hottest music" by artists of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
One of Snider's first assignments for VH1 Classic will be on-site reports from the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis, South Dakota for the "All Roads Lead To The Chip". This annual event attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who will gather this year to hear such classic rock acts as ZZ TOP, HEART, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, as well as TWISTED SISTER. VH1 Classic will air highlights of the week-long festival during Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6).
Snider will also participate again in VH1 Classic's annual "A Classic Thanksgiving" where classic rock and soul artists gather over a gourmet holiday feast and share memories of Thanksgivings past. His other duties include hosting VH1 Classic's "For the Record", on-air segments featuring classic artists who reveal their thoughts about their successful careers and what they've learned along the way.
"Dee has been a long-time friend of VH1 Classic having hosted our Halloween video marathon last year as well as joining our first 'A Classic Thanksgiving'," said Eric Sherman, Senior Vice President, General Manager, VH1 Classic. "In addition to being an enormously talented music artist, Dee has an incredible on-air presence and a vast knowledge base about music that we'll tap into as we expand our original programming efforts at VH1 Classic."