Dee Snider finds it insulting when bands continue touring after their “farewell” tours

Dee Snider finds it insulting when bands continue touring after their “farewell” tours

There seems to be two types of bands these days for a lot of the bands that achieved success in the ’70s and ’80s. There are the bands that announce “farewell” tours like KISS and the Scorpions only to change their minds and keep going while there are bands that have played “farewell” tours but have seemingly retired and stayed retired like Twisted Sister and Mötley Crüe.

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was recently interviewed by the Poughkeepsie, New York classic rock radio station 101.5 WPDH and stated as follows on whether Twisted Sister have really called it quits (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):

“I’m one of those people who express great frustration at these bands who retire and then come back. I think it’s an insult to the fan, especially when you pay a premium for those shows, a premium for the ‘No More Tours‘ shirt by Ozzy [Osbourne]. How many years ago was that? C’mon, seriously? The KISS farewell tour — farewell to Ace [Frehley] and Peter [Criss], I guess? I think it’s insulting. Scorpions did a three-year farewell tour and changed their minds. I don’t want them to leave, but if you’re going to announce that you are and tell us that, then you’re supposed to leave. Feel free to stay forever — we love you, Scorpions — but don’t do a three-year farewell tour and then change your mind the next day. Not cool. Not cool, Scorpions. Me and the Twisted guys, we are of the mind, just like Mötley Crüe, that this really is it, and we’re done. I have no intention of going back. I don’t want to be one of those people who go back on their word, and I hope if I do, the audience tars and feathers me, and says, ‘You know what? You’re worse than the people who faked it. You made a big deal, made a stink, pointing fingers at everybody, and then you came back!’ I don’t want to be that guy that people ever look up there and go, ‘God, he used to be so good.’ I never want people to feel that way.”

You can read more of the transcribed interview at Blabbermouth and listen below to the entire interview with Snider by the Poughkeepsie, New York classic rock radio station 101.5 WPDH.

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