Thursday, April 14, 2005

"Matzo and Metal: A Very Classic Passover"

According to, Dee Snider will be on VH1 Classic's "Matzo and Metal: A Very Classic Passover":

"I was picturing something along the lines of a Thanksgiving celebration or Easter dinner," says Snider. The Twisted Sister frontman has Jewish grandparents, but was not raised as a Jew. "I got to the table, and there were bitter herbs and matzoh. No wonder friggin' Elijah won't sit down at the table," he adds, referring to the prophet for whom Jews traditionally leave an empty chair at the Seder table.

Snider joined three Jewish rockers — Mountain's Leslie West, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Sister bandmate JJ French — for the Seder, which airs on VH1 Classic April 24, the second night of Passover. West leads the service, reading from the Haggadah's ritual text. ("Haggadah? What's Haggadah with you?" jokes Snider.) As a metalhead, Snider particularly enjoyed hearing about the 10 plagues: "I got all excited going through the boils . . . I thought we were gonna start smearing lamb's blood around."
That is a baa-aa-aad joke.

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