Dee Snider recently talked about Queen in his offficial podcast, I Wanna Talk. He said that he was disheartened about Queen because they had changed.
Snider also talked about Metallica and said, he wasn’t invested in Kill ‘Em All or Ride The Lightning. Because he wasn’t a day-one Metallica fan.
Here is what he said in I Wanna Talk:
“I’m not a day-one die-hard Metallica fan, so I wasn’t invested in ‘Kill ‘Em All’ or ‘Ride The Lightning’ or ‘Master Of Puppets’ the way you hardcore fans are. And I understand, when you’re that invested, how changes can bother you.
‘Cause I’m an early Queen fan, and Queen started much heavier. They were always melodic, but they changed when you got to ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘Bicycle Race’ and bullshit like that. And as an original Queen fan, I was disheartened — they had changed. So I could see where you hardcore Metallica fans felt they were giving in to what was going on.
And I’ve gotta say they and Megadeth were the two bands that stood up against the grunge era. Megadeth didn’t give an inch, to their credit. Pantera, by the way, didn’t give an inch.
But if you’re talking about ones that were coming out of the ’80s, Metallica — they seemed to give an inch with their logo, they seemed to give an inch with their hairstyles, they seemed to… I don’t wanna say they gave an inch musically. They musically changed a bit.”
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