Dee Snider, the frontman of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, revealed his thoughts about the comebacks of some musicians after they announced their farewells and slammed Ozzy Osbourne for that reason.
In the recent conversation, Snider made with UG’s David Slavković, he has frankly expressed his disappointment and anger over what some musicians do frequently.
Snider has criticized both Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe for their comebacks to the music industry despite their farewell tours which meant to signify that they will no longer continue their musical career.
You may already know that Ozzy Osbourne made a farewell tour named ‘No More Tours Tour’ back in 1992, which was a reference to his iconic song named ‘No More Tears.’ However, he decided to make yet another farewell tour as a sequel and that decision was a disputable one on the community, including Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider.
Dee Snider talked about the farewell tours of Ozzy and Mötley Crüe and said:
“I think it’s bullshit. When you say farewell… Rage Against the Machine breaks up – that’s not retirement, they broke up, and they reformed, and that’s great.
But when you do a farewell tour, and you announce this, and you sell tickets, and you have a t-shirt that says ‘No More Tours’ – thank you very much, Ozzy, I bought one of those – and then you come back, that’s bullshit.
So when you say, ‘We’re retiring,’ people now don’t take it seriously. So, you know, it’s like a joke, and I think that a part of it is that these artists have nothing else going on. And I realize that – without playing, they have no career.”
He continued and explained what he does about his musical career. Snider said:
“I have done so many things – I mentioned Broadway, I’ve been doing radio for 30 years now, voiceover work, I act, I write screenplays, I’m gonna be directing my first two movies, I was supposed to be directing in May but COVID stopped that; I just finished my first novel…
And now, in the late stage of my life, I’ve found my voice, my place in the metal community. After a lot of attempts over the last couple of decades, I’ve finally found my place.
So, if I do anything musically, I’m not gonna go backward; I’m going to continue forwards with Dee Snider for the new millennium, musically.”
You can check out the source for the rest of the interview.