Dee Snider Slams Classic ‘Original Bands’ With All New Members And Explains Why Twisted Sister Retired
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider recently responded to his fans’ tweets on his Twitter account and shared his views on tribute bands and whether he prefers them to classic rock bands that claim they are original even though they consist of mostly new members.
Dee Snider is one of the rockstars who are the most active on social media and he often enjoys using his Twitter account to express his views on rock music and musicians, share his thoughts on social and political matters, and interact with his fans.
As you may recall, he’s made it to the headlines of rock news multiple times before with his bold and unconventional claims about the current rock scene. Recently, he got into a discussion with a follower about tribute bands, and he said that although they are a moneymaker for young musicians they ‘do nothing for their personal creativity.’
Then a fan responded by saying that they prefer tribute bands to ‘real bands that have no original members’ who claim they’re still the original band and charge crazy ticket prices.
Back in late December 2020, Dee Snider had discussed this issue on his Twitter account and had said that there can’t be Guns N’ Roses without Axl, or AC/DC with only Angus, and he had explained his reasoning by saying that ‘Ringo ain’t the Beatles.’
Similarly this time Dee said that he definitely agrees with his fan as he also doesn’t like seeing some people claiming that they’re the original band ‘when there is virtually no one original there’ and went on to say that this is exactly why Twisted Sister decided to retire.
Here’s what Dee said in his first tweet:
“Times haven’t changed much. Tribute bands continue to be a moneymaker for young musicians but do nothing for their personal creativity. And some of these tribute bands act like THEY are the actual band they are paying tribute to!”
To which a fan responded:
“I’d rather see tribute bands than see the real bands that have no original members selling themselves as the real thing. And charging crazy ticket prices. I’ve never understood that.”
And Dee Snider replied:
“That’s a different story. I’m not a fan of people presenting themselves as the original band when there is virtually no one original there. That’s why Twisted retired. All of nothing.”
You can check out the tweets below.
I’d rather see tribute bands than see the real bands that have no original members selling themselves as the real thing. And charging crazy ticket prices. I’ve never understood that.
— E (@5150lives) May 3, 2021
That's a different story. I'm not a fan of people presenting themselves as the original band when there is virtually no one original there. That's why Twisted retired. All of nothing. https://t.co/bTMnWISw6g
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) May 3, 2021