During a recent interview with Fox News, Twisted Sister’s frontman Dee Snider talked about the success of TS and commented on its legacy as a band in 2021 while drawing on something that Lemmy Kilmister told him before he passed away.
There is no doubt that Dee Snider is one of the most famous metal-frontmen of all time and his successful performances with Twisted Sister are highly memorable. As you may recall, Twisted Sister had reached mainstream success in the mid-’80s but soon after that, Snider had decided to leave the band which shocked all their fans.
Later on, there were some attempted reunions but none of them really worked out. Twisted Sister played their final concert a year after their drummer A.J Pero’s passing, on November 12, 2016, in Monterrey. The conflicts leading to the disbandment were never clearly explained by any of the bandmates, but it was quite clear that they were somehow related to Dee Snider.
During his recent interview, Dee Snider announced that everything that happened in the background will be revealed on Reelz’s upcoming documentary ‘Twisted Sister: Breaking the Band.’ Snider took responsibility for his actions and said that it was a shame the band didn‘t have the chance to go further.
When asked about Twisted Sister’s legacy, he said that it ‘was one of the greatest live performing bands of all time.’ He added that Lemmy Kilmister once told him that he’s one of the three greatest frontmen as he knows how to communicate with the audience. This meant a lot coming from such an influential musician as ‘he was a man who roadied for Jimi Hendrix and saw the Beatles at the Cavern Club.’
Here’s what the interviewer asked:
“How do you feel about Twisted Sister’s legacy as a band today in 2021?”
To which Dee Snider responded:
“Twisted Sister was one of the greatest live performing bands of all time. We went and decimated so many festivals and so many concert arenas, and so many bands we opened up for. We were lethal.
And Lemmy Kilmister, shortly before he died, he said to me, ‘Dee, you’re one of the three greatest frontmen I’ve ever seen. And the greatest at talking to the audience.’ I had to communicate with the audience. And Lemmy, he was a man who roadied for Jimi Hendrix and saw the Beatles at the Cavern Club. He knew about frontmen. But it’s frustrating that we weren‘t at the top long enough for people to really come to know that.”
Click here to check out the source.