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TWISTED ROCK LIST Rocker won't let Brits have the last word



Published: Mon, February 21, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Twisted Sister front man is sure Americans know what really rocks.

By WAYNE PARRY

ASSOCIATED PRESS

He's not gonna take it.

Dee Snider, Twisted Sister frontman and five-nights-a-week deejay on Philadelphia radio station WMMR-FM, was less than impressed when he heard what listeners of a British radio station decided were the Top 10 rock songs of all time.

The poll by British station Planet Rock got worldwide media coverage.

"It was getting picked up all over the world as gospel," said Snider, who's known almost as much for his onstage profanity as for his music. "I said, 'What are we, wood? Why should we have to sit here and be subjected to some arbitrary ... list out of England?" (You can guess what the ellipses were.) "Let's subject them to my arbitrary ... list."

So he did. WMMR conducted an online poll for several months, and came up with a list long on Metallica and AC/DC, with classic rock and grunge mixed in. "It's a little harder, a little edgier," Snider said.

The Dee Snider list

1. "Stairway To Heaven" Led Zeppelin

2. "Back In Black" AC/DC

3. "One" Metallica

4. "Freebird" Lynyrd Skynyrd

5. "Sweet Child Of Mine" Guns 'N' Roses

6. "Enter Sandman" Metallica

7. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana

8. "For Those About To Rock" AC/DC

9. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen

10. "Gimme Shelter" The Rolling Stones

The Planet Rock List

1. "Stairway To Heaven" Led Zeppelin

2. "Freebird" Lynyrd Skynyrd

3. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen

4. "Smoke On The Water" Deep Purple

5. "Paranoid" Black Sabbath

6. "Whole Lotta Love" Led Zeppelin

7. "Hotel California" The Eagles

8. "Rock And Roll" Led Zeppelin

9. "Highway To Hell" AC/DC

10. "All Along The Watchtower" Jimi Hendrix

For the record, no Twisted Sister songs cracked the WMMR top 10, although "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" came in at numbers 21 and 22 respectively.

"The fix is in. I'm on the radio every night," Snider said with a laugh. "I wasn't pushing it, but, you know..."




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