Dee Snider On The Possibility Of A Twisted Sister Reunion
Though their first disbandment came many years ago, Twisted Sister fans from all over the globe still hope to see the band reunite. Hence, the remaining band members, including Dee Snider, receive many offers to get back together. In his latest conversation with Rock Celebrities, the singer talked about this issue and explained whether such a scenario is possible.
“I feel, in 2016, when we retired, at least I was delivering that level,” stated Dee while speaking on how aging has affected the band members. “Not everybody was delivering at that level, and that’s one of the reasons.” He continued by remembering the passing of their beloved drummer A.J. Pero, saying, “Look, A.J. died. We were getting heavy and big and not healthy.”
Then, Snider reflected on the time he realized it was time to stop recording and performing. He said, “Then I did a couple of solo albums, and I was still able to hold my own. Nonetheless, I said, ‘You know what? It’s time to stop.’ So at that point, I thought of stopping. I put out one more album and did two shows. Then I just said, ‘I’m done.’”
Finally, the ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ singer made it clear that he doesn’t feel comfortable reuniting with his former band by asserting, “So no. I don’t see a scenario.” Still, Snider left the door ajar as he said, “Maybe we [can] get together for a song somewhere for charity or for fun, or for an event. But to get out and do 90-minutes, two hours, 18-20 songs, trying to live up to a standard that I set for myself when I was in my 20s, no.”
The last time Twisted Sister performed together was on November 12, 2016, in Monterrey. Since their drummer passed away of an apparent heart attack on March 20, 2015, at the age of 55, and Snider doesn’t feel capable of living up to the image he had created with his energetic shows when he was younger, it doesn’t seem likely that their fans will get a full-length concert from Twisted Sister.