Dee Snider Addresses His ‘Amazing’ Robert Plant Impersonation


In a recent appearance on AXS TV, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider revealed the five albums he’d take with him to a desert island. While talking about a Led Zeppelin record, the rocker stated that he could do a stunning Robert Plant impersonation which helped him to get in Twisted Sister.

Dee Snider built a remarkable career with Twisted Sister, with hits like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock.’ Although the band released their latest album with the original material, ‘Love Is for Suckers,’ in 1987, they kept performing live until their final show on November 12, 2016, in Monterrey. Following the farewell tour, Snider has never shied away from the spotlight by appearing on different projects.

During his guest appearance on AXS TV, the singer discussed the five albums that held a special place in his life. After initially talking about Queen’s ‘Queen II,’ his second choice was Led Zeppelin’s ‘Led Zeppelin II.’ Snider explained that Zeppelin’s record helped him understand what sort of music he wanted to play and Robert Plant in what style he wanted to sing.

Then, the Twisted Sister frontman said that people might find it strange since he doesn’t sound much like Robert Plant. Yet, he revealed that he would do an amazing impersonation of the Led Zeppelin singer in the early days of his music career. Dee Snider even said his Robert Plant impersonation got him in Twisted Sister. While playing in bars, they would perform a lot of Led Zeppelin classics because that would bring them money.

Dee Snider speaking on impersonating Robert Plant:

“The second album I would take with me is literally called… What’s with the two? ‘Queen II,’ I’ve ‘Led Zeppelin II’ just sealed the deal for me with what kind of music I wanted to make, the heaviness of the music I wanted to make, and the way I wanted to sing. Now you may say Dee, you sound nothing like Robert Plant.

I actually used to do an amazing Robert Plant impersonation, and that impersonation got me in Twisted Sister because we were a bar band. If you could play and sing Led Zeppelin, you made money. We did a medley that would just slay people. It was a bit of ‘Communication Breakdown,’ ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ ‘How Many More Times,’ ‘Dazed and Confused.’ As I said, you do that medley, and you were booked for the next month. It was awesome.”

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