Dee Snider Recalls ‘Losing His Shit’ When He Discovered Queen Before They Got Famous


Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider spoke to and revealed the first time he discovered Queen. In the interview, he also remembered when he went to a Queen concert before they rose to fame and caused a commotion. 

Before becoming a legendary rock band, Queen was the opening act for Mott The Hoople in New York. Following that, they also released the band’s self-titled debut album in 1973. Dee Snider was among the band’s first fans during their early days. He was such a big fan that he was the only one who actually knew them when he attended one of Queen’s pre-fame concerts.

Speaking about those days in an interview on Express, Dee Snider revealed the first time he heard Queen. He said that he was instantly hooked after hearing Queen’s ‘Liar’ on the radio. Snider continued saying he discovered Queen’s whole album back then and went to see them open for Mott The Hoople. Claiming he was the only one cheering the band up at the performance, he then recalled that Brian May looking up to see what the fuss was about.

Dee Snider told that:

“‘Liar’ came on, and I was like, ‘Who the fuck is this?’ From that point on, I was a Queen fan… from day one.

I discovered their first album, and I remember going to see them open for Mott the Hoople in New York. I was the only person in the entire theatre, not just cheering, I was in the balcony standing in my platform shoes with my big afro, screaming my lungs out.

When you’re not appreciated as a band, one fan is worse than none because it’s kind of embarrassing that you only have one fan!

I remember Brian May looking up at one point to see what the commotion was in the balcony. I was that one nut who was losing his shit! I saw their value, the others did not! I was right, and they were wrong.”

Below, you can watch Queen’s ‘Liar’s official video, the song that made Dee Snider a huge Queen fan.