Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider states that he has “abandoned my past to move forward”

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider states that he has “abandoned my past to move forward”

In a recent interview with “Trump Nation” show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106) on August 17th, Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider spoke about the toll that performing with Twisted Sister had on him.

The following are excerpts from the transcribed portions by Blabbermouth of the “Trump Nation” interview with Snider (with slight edits):

“Basically, the level of intensity that I performed at with Twisted Sister, I had to stop while I could still deliver that before I could no longer deliver that… The headbanging, the thrashing, all that energy… Where Alice [Cooper] always seemed like a crotchety old dude, and he’s crawling around the stage, that works great for a 72-year-old dude now. But what I did does not work for a 62-year-old. I mean, it’s just too fucking hard to stay in the shape. Just to keep that going just got harder and harder. I said, ‘I wanna stop while people are still smiling and not looking at me saying, ‘Oh, remember when he was good?”

“Everything I’m doing now, there’s no more headbanging involved… My neck just about had it. And with Twisted, I had to stop headbanging. And as long as I’m on stage with Twisted Sister, I just could not perform with that band and just not want to… I had to thrash. So I felt if I stepped out of that, I don’t know if just… At least I could say, ‘Hey, I’m doing some new things, I’m trying some new things, and I’m not… I’m not in Twisted Sister. I’m Dee Snider now.’ And people seem to be cool with it. And I’m cool with it, because, for some reason, without having that big ‘TS‘ [logo] hanging over my head, I don’t feel this obligation to get out there and just start doing that [thrashing around].”

In terms of his new solo album We Are The Ones, Snider stated (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):  “…an album that is think part Foo Fighters, part Imagine Dragons, part Thirty Seconds To Mars…. Forget anything from the past. Most of my heavy metal fans are gonna hate it; I’ve abandoned my past to move forward.”

Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Snider‘s We Are The Ones: “For years, Dee Snider has been adamant that ‘fans’ don’t buy new music from classic artists such as Twisted Sister. Snider often referenced this frequently as Twisted Sister’s career was winding down. Snider himself tested his own theory a few months back when he issued a solo song that he offered up for free [on his website]. The song was titled “To Hell And Back” [an AC/DC influenced rocker] and while it was ‘good’, it really went nowhere. It must have been disheartening though not surprising as it proved Snider was right.”

Sleaze Roxx concluded in its review: “In the end, if the goal of We Are The Ones was to compete with contemporary, forgettable, power pop that will fade into obscurity — then mission accomplished. My gut feeling is that We Are The Ones will disappear into obscurity which will prove Dee Snider right (again).”

Dee Snider‘s “So What” video:

Dee Snider “So What” Official Music Video

“So What”, taken from Dee Snider’s new album “We Are The Ones”, out now! Get it here: CD: iTunes: