Recently, with a recent tweet he sent through his Twitter account, Dee Snider quoted a podcaster Spankee Spangler’s tweet, which about that day, and detailed what they lived exactly.
Recalling those times, Dee talked about the attacks and disrespectful acts of the people to the bands who wore makeup during that time in the United Kingdom.
Dee Snider shared the following story on the tweet: “I believe it was…81? Twisted Sister was recording our ‘Under the Blade’ and had no released product and had never performed of been seen in the UK.
“This was the early days of NWOBHM. Our manager got us added to the bill and due to cancelations, we wound up going on right before Motorhead!
“Bands that wore makeup would get bottled off the stage in the UK (ask Phil Collen then of Girl). Thankfully, Lemmy Kilmister offered to bring the band on, giving us just a moment to prove ourselves & the show turned out to be a career changer for us!”
In addition to Twisted Sister and Motorhead, Budgie, Tank, Raven, Orion, and The Moon Rampant Antics were also among the performers on the show.
…right before @myMotorhead! Bands that wore makeup would get bottled off the stage in the UK (Ask Phil Collen then of Girl). Thankfully @iamlemmy offered to bring the band on, giving us just a moment to prove ourselves & the show turned out to be a career changer for us! #epic
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) May 16, 2020