Dee Snider states “no plans” for Twisted Sister to do anything else after Metal Hall of Fame set
Lead vocalist Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French along with drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo) spoke to UK’s eonmusic following Twisted Sister‘s historic “reunion” mini-set at the Metal Hall of Fame at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California, USA yesterday evening (on January 26, 2023). UK’s eonmusic provided the excerpts below.
When asked what it’s like to be back fronting Twisted Sister for one night only, Dee was in gregarious form, as usual; “Well, we tested it last night, and apparently you CAN forget how to ride a bicycle!” he joked. “No, it was great. Somebody said that they never saw Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza smile so much. So, we had a great time last night, and we’re looking forward to tonight”.
Going on to crack wise about the time elapsed since the last Twisted Sister performance, Snider said; “Since then I’ve eaten a lot of pancakes and muffins so I’m not quite as fit as I was!” Speaking more sincerely for a second, he continued; “But you know, it’s fun; I love these guys, and that was one of the best things about reuniting was becoming friends again, and we are friends”.
When asked the obvious question of; “are you going to go forward with anything else, or is this just a one-off?”, the singer was emphatic. “A hard ‘no plans. No plans at all to do that ”, he said.
Going on to reference both Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe’s retirement and returns, he added; “You know, I ‘ve said when people retire they should leave the stage, and all those bands, I’m tired of buying ‘No More Tours’ shirts and seeing people signing contracts in blood and then they show up three years later. I don’t believe in that bullshit, so I don’t think it’s going to happen”.