Dee Snider Says He Is Censoring Himself Lyrically In His New Album Due To The Current Form Of Censorship
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider opened up about the new version of censorship during an interview with NewsNation’s ‘Banfield,’ and apparently, cancel culture in the new version of censorship according to him these days, therefore, Snider has been changing his lyrics for his upcoming solo album, ‘Leave A Scar.’
As many of you know, Dee Snider’s latest solo studio album, ‘For the Love of Metal‘ was released on June 1, 2018, and fans have been waiting for Snider’s upcoming studio album named ‘Leave A Scar’ which is going to be his fifth solo album when it’ll be released on July 2021.
During a recent interview, Dee Snider was asked about ‘cancel culture’ which is a term that refers to ‘canceling’ public figures after they have done or said something that can be considered offensive especially on social media platforms. Since cancel culture is mostly against the freedom of speech, Snider referred to the term as a brand new version of censorship.
In addition to this, Twisted Sister frontman stated that these censorships take away the creativity and freedom out of music since he thinks twice before writing lyrics, therefore, Snider keeps finding himself censoring his own lyrics while working on his upcoming solo album, ‘Leave A Scar.’
Here is what Snider said:
“It’s censorship. And censorship has changed quite a bit. I mean, you go to when I was in Washington testifying. By the way, it was a bipartisan effort — it was the Democrats and Republicans who were joined together in putting a leash on rock and roll. But it was definitely a conservative attitude — it was a more conservative attitude, wanting to censor music. Now censorship still exists, but it’s gone from the right more to the left. We’re in this P.C. world where we have to be careful about what we say and who we offend, and it’s a very odd thing.
I’ve been working on lyrics for my new album, ‘Leave A Scar,’ which comes out in July, and I found myself questioning the metaphors I was using — metaphors. I mean, where is art without metaphor? Where are lyrics and writing without metaphor? Yet I was going, ‘Can I say this? Can I say this?’ I have a song called ‘In For The Kill,’ and it has all these metaphorical, ‘Fire at will, I’m in for the kill.’ And I was talking about going for it — just going for it — yet here I was censoring myself lyrically because of the current state of things.”
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