Dee Snider Discusses The Real Responsible For The Death Of Rock Music
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider recently posted a tweet to express his thoughts on the real reason for rock and roll’s death.
In 2014, Gene Simmons made a controversial remark about rock music’s popularity and presence that caused endless debates about the genre. He stated that rock is already dead because there aren’t any new rock stars capable of producing music works like Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, or The Beatles did. Moreover, Simmons added streaming platforms prevent them from finding their place in the scene.
Following Simmons’ claims, several contemporary rock musicians and artists like Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper, and Dee Snider revealed their thoughts on the issue and objected to the KISS icon’s idea. Iommi said that he doesn’t think rock music will die, while Alice Cooper argued that young musicians could learn from past rock icons.
Dee Snider is another rock icon who rejects this claim every time possible. In 2021, he even stated that Gene Simmons shouldn’t talk about this issue as his allegations are self-absorbed and selfish. Moreover, Snider also made a harsh remark, saying that the old dogs believe that rock is dead while new generations try to keep it alive.
Recently, Gene Simmons made yet another remark about the rock is dead debate. He stood behind his previous statement and said the fans killed rock and roll by downloading the songs free online. Upon seeing this news in a tweet, one of Snider’s fans shared his thoughts with the musician.
In the tweet, the fan said that the fans didn’t kill rock and roll; it was the record companies because they only care about money while fans care about the music. In a response, Snider said that the target marketing approach to record sales is why there aren’t any new rock icons that almost everyone knows.
One of Snider’s fans said in his tweet the following:
“If anything ‘killed’ rock and roll, it wasn’t the fans. It was the record companies. The fans care about the music. All the record companies saw were dollar signs.”
Upon seeing this, Snider said:
“Fact. Though I did see a t-shirt yesterday that said ‘Internet killed the rock star.’ I can’t disagree. The ‘target marketing’ approach to record sales doesn’t create rockers who have that ‘larger than life’ feel. You know, how everyone used to be aware of a band even if not fans?”
You can check out the tweets below.
Fact. Though I did see a t-shirt yesterday that said "Internet killed the rock star". I can't disagree. The "target marketing" approach to record sales doen't create rockers who have that "larger than life" feel. You know, how everyone used to be aware of a band even if not fans? https://t.co/QtNk6N3UPj
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) April 15, 2022