Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has revealed he is “one hundred per cent committed to not reuniting” the band.
“[I am] one hundred per cent committed to not reuniting,” he replied.
He continued: “Now, let me just be clear: we’re friends. I did a [solo] show a couple of weeks ago and [Twisted Sister bassist Mark] Mendoza showed up, and we did [Twisted Sister’s] ‘Under The Blade’, and it was awesome. I talk to the guys all the time. I can show you my text messages. We have a little text group, and we were sending messages back and forth.”
“To me, that was the reason to reunite, was to fix the relationships [between the members of the band], and we did fix them, and we’re friends,” he added.
Dee Snider continued on to explain that he feels he is able to develop more as a solo artist than as the lead singer of Twisted Sister.
“I feel we did what we could do without just doing the same thing over. And I wanted to do some new, challenging things that I couldn’t do within Twisted Sister… as a solo artist, I’m allowed to change and evolve. And some things [fans have] liked; some things they’ve not liked. But at the same time, I’m allowed; no one’s ever questioned [it]. And, again, if Twisted Sister did it, it would be, like, ‘Hey, it doesn’t sound like Twisted Sister anymore’; it would have been that kind of thing.”
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Despite his previous statement, Snider revealed that he would in fact consider reuniting the band under a few special circumstances.
“I could see us doing a charity — a couple of songs for charity, for the right reasons. We got [back] together originally for charity, which was a good reason to get together. I could see [Jimmy] Fallon — he’s a big fan — if he said, ‘Hey, guys, can you guys come on [The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon] and do ‘White Christmas’ for us?’ Fuck yeah,” he said.
“But to do a tour, to do 90 minutes, two hours on a stage, I don’t see that happening.”
Snider concluded by divulging that fans can expect to see visual documentation of the band’s final shows released at some time in the future.
“We filmed a lot of those shows, and we filmed a lot of behind-the-scenes [footage] on the tour, and when that finally comes out, you will see Twisted Sister moments in front of 90 thousand, 75 thousand, 50 thousand people,” he said.
“And that’s how I remember Twisted Sister — standing on that stage with an audience just… People were crying — people were crying, but for the right reasons. And not because we were so bad [laughs]; they were crying because they loved us and they knew that it was time for us to move on.”
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