Dee Snider, the lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, has talked about the effects of coronavirus on the music industry lately and said that the rock ‘n’ roll cannot be stopped no matter how bad the things seem.
Snider has explained in the recent interview he gave to Inlander that the global pandemic affects every field of independent art, unfortunately. Along with the music industry, the creative sectors such as film and painting are also under threat for a while now.
Dee Snider mentioned that he is not much pessimistic about the future, after the world finally gets rid of coronavirus. He said that we will eventually recover and will be left with the corporate world that has the resources to survive.
At that moment the humanity will need the independent art on every level, Snider said. He also added that he hopes for the human race to come out of this situation and the rock ‘n’ roll to cope up with the deadly blows of coronavirus.
Here is what Snider said about the coronavirus’ effects on creative industries:
“The destruction that this is doing to the independent art scene, whether it’s music, film, painting, whatever it is, we’ll eventually recover, but I don’t know when because it can’t afford what’s happening to it.
What we’re going to be left with is the corporate world that has the resources to survive, but without independent art on every level — and that’s what creates the next fad, the next movement, the next style.
“It comes from independents. The independent labels, independent bands, independent venues, and they’re all suffering death blows right now.
You can’t stop rock ‘n’ roll — I’ve said it, and it’s true, whether it be in basements, garages or bedrooms. It’ll never die. But this is a very brutal blow right now. I hope we come out of it into some semblance of dignity and inspiration because we need young minds, fresh ideas.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.