During a recent conversation on Lipps Service, Twisted Sister’s frontman, Dee Snider, expressed how he really feels about a Twisted Sister reunion while drawing on the success of his solo career and how it surprised popular contemporary musicians.
As you know, Dee Snider started climbing the ladder of fame in the ’80s when he became the lead vocalist of Twisted Sister. The band achieved worldwide fame with their third studio album ‘Stay Hungry‘ which was released in 1984. However, just three years later Snider shocked his fans after announced his decision to quit the band.
Since then, Snider has been focusing on his solo career and side projects. He released his most recent solo studio album ‘For the Love of Metal‘ in 2018 and it was a huge success. In fact, during the interview, he said that Kayne and Taylor Swift were shocked to see an ‘old white guy’ they didn’t know rank in the Top 20 on the charts.
Recently, Snider announced that he’ll release his new record ‘Leave a Scar‘ on July 30, through Napalm Records. In his recent interview, he admitted that he doesn’t feel like doing an official reunion with Twisted Sister anymore. He would love to go on stage with TW for a charity event or on Jimmy Falon per se, who’s a huge fan of the band, but nothing more than that.
Snider said that neither he nor the remaining members feel like going on the stage for a 90-minute or two-hour set up anymore. In addition to that, the fact that he’s doing so well on his solo career seems to have convinced Dee Snider to stay on his own lane as he admitted ‘it took quite a bit to find my place in the community’ and he doesn’t want to lose that.
Here’s what Dee Snider said after being asked what he thinks about a Twisted Sister reunion:
“We’ve been on the same page with this. I would absolutely reunite with the guys for a song or two for a charity or for a moment. If Fallon called up and said – he’s a big Twisted fan – ‘Hey, would you guys come on the show and do one of your Christmas songs?’ or whatever, I would love to.
But to go out and do a 90-minute or two-hour set as Twisted Sister again? I don’t see that happening. I’m getting a pretty great response [as a solo artist]. I broke into the Top 20 with my last album, ‘For the Love of Metal,’ which shocked the hell out of Taylor Swift and Kanye.
‘What’s that old white guy doing up here?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t know what happened. But people like the new record.’ It took quite a bit to find my place in the community, so I’m staying the course now.”
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