Dee Snider Explains The Common Feature Of Him And David Crosby
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has revealed what he and David Crosby have in common in an interview by Ultimate Classic Rock.
Dee Snider became known in the early 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, a successful heavy metal band. They released their debut studio album ‘Under The Blade’ in September 1982, and several more albums in consecutive years. After a successful musical career, Twisted Sister disbanded in 1988. However, they reunited in 2003 and released two more albums in 2004 and 2006. In 2015, their drummer Pero died and the band embarked on a farewell tour, eventually disbanding when the tour ended in 2016.
Apart from his career with Twisted Sister, Dee Snider also pursued a solo career. For instance, the band’s fifth album ‘Love Is For Suckers’ was originally meant to be Snider’s solo album. The prominent musician mainly made his solo efforts in the 2000s, starting with his first solo record ‘Never Let The Bastards Let You Down.’ Following that, he released four more solo records including his ‘For The Love Of Metal’ in 2018. That album was produced by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, just like Snider’s most recent solo effort ‘Leave A Scar.’
In a recent interview, Dee Snider talked about his latest solo album ‘Leave A Scar,’ his career with Twisted Sister, and collaborating with other musicians. During the interview, the host Matt Wardlaw talked about David Crosby and his new album. He mentioned that Crosby said one needs to be open to working with new collaborators. Moreover, he added that Snider seems to be on a similar path with Jamey Jasta with whom he released two solo albums.
After that, Dee Snider said he gets what Crosby is saying and recalled the time when he watched the documentary ‘Echo In The Canyon.’ The musician revealed that he didn’t care for Crosby until he said the Byrds broke up because he was an asshole in the documentary. Snider then claimed that he realized he and David Crosby have something in common, as he was an asshole too.
In the interview, the host Matt Wardlaw told Dee Snider that:
“I recently spoke with David Crosby, who’s been on an incredible run, creatively. He just put out his fifth album in the past few years. Crosby was talking about how he’s been so creatively reenergized by working with a new set of collaborators. He notes that you have to be open to doing that, to take that trip. It really seems like you’ve been on a very similar path with Jamey Jasta and these last two solo albums.”
Dee Snider then responded:
“I get what Crosby is saying. It’s funny, I watched a documentary, ‘Echo In The Canyon.’ I really didn’t care for him. Until one point where he goes, ‘No, the band broke up because I was an asshole.’
I said, ‘Well, you know what? We can agree on something!’ I mean, I was an asshole too! That acknowledgment that it was you. No, it wasn’t them, it was you! All of the sudden, I’m like, I like David!“
Back on May 27, 2021, Dee Snider announced a brand new solo album ‘Leave A Scar.’ Following that, he released the single ‘I Gotta Rock (Again)’ which he noted as the motivation behind the album. The album was produced by the lead singer of Hatebreed, Jamey Jasta, and Snider released three music videos of the songs from the record. Then, on July 30, 2021, Snider released the album ‘Leave A Scar.’