Dee Snider Reveals Why He Decided To Join Twisted Sister And The 1970s ‘Glitter Rock Scene’

Twisted Sister’s frontman Dee Snider recently answered a fan’s question through his Twitter account and gave details about his hiring to the band while revealing other offers that he turned down around the same time.

As you know, Dee Snider started climbing the ladder of fame in the mid-’70s when he joined Twisted Sister. After years of hard work, the band achieved mainstream success with their third studio album ‘Stay Hungry‘ which was released in 1984. However, Dee Snider decided to leave the band just three years later, and pursue his own career.

In his recent tweet, Dee Snider was asked about how he decided to join Twisted Sister, to which he responded by saying that they were actually the ones that found him. Apparently, the band members heard about Snider ‘on the club circuit’ and asked him to audition for them, which obviously went well.

Dee was really excited about it and he considered this to be a great opportunity as he loved ‘the early ‘70s glitter rock scene.’ He went on to say that around that time, he had received other offers too, such as joining a ’50s Doo Wop tribute but he turned it down because although he loved the ’50s, he couldn’t say no to Twisted Sister.

Here’s what a fan asked Dee Snider:

“So my question is how did you end up with Twisted Sister in the first place?”

To which he responded by saying:

“They needed a singer, heard about me on the club circuit, and asked me to audition. I jumped at the chance because I loved the early ’70s glitter rock scene.”

Snider went on to add:

“Interestingly I was asked to join a ’50s Doo Wop tribute band at the exact same time. I love the ’50s but I def made the right choice!”

You can check out Dee Snider’s tweets below.