Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Calls Out Bands Who Retire Then Reunite 

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Calls Out Bands Who Retire Then Reunite 
Original Photo Credits: Dee Snider - Markus Felix | PushingPixels, CC BY-SA 3.0 | Nikki Sixx - Tilly antoine, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider recently revealed that he’s going to be working on a new horror movie project. He has also said that it’s unlikely fans will see him touring or performing live anytime soon, if at all. “Wanna talk about a major distraction?” he wrote on Twitter. “My next scary movie (I wrote & I’m directing) is green lit & starts pre-production in 4 weeks! In between I’ve got 3-week pre-planned vacation (two years ago before covid, cancelled twice). When I get home, I leave next day! Yes/Yikes!” 

Snider has also responded to fans on Twitter about the possibility of Twisted Sister reuniting. The band completed it’s “Forty and F*ck It” tour in 2016 and have vowed not to return. It’s a similar line echoed by many bands that have “retired” including Mötley Crüe, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne and Nine Inch Nails, among others. When asked about the possibility of Twisted Sister’s return, Dee tweeted: “I wouldn’t hold your breath. @TwistedSisterNY promised ourselves we wouldn’t be like every other band, doing a farewell, then coming back. We always considered that a bullsh*t, p*ssy move…. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about (every artist who pulled that sh*t).

Snider also replied to a fan who asked if he would ever tour the area where he is from. “Charlie, I am Dee Downer tonight. No, I don’t tour anymore. I don’t even think I’ll do any more shows. I’m focusing on writing, directing and producing. Sorry man.” Snider downplaying the idea doing shows comes as a bit of surprise given the success of his two recent solo efforts — “For the Love of Metal” (2018) and “Leave A Scar” (2021), both of which were produced by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta.

Speaking of bands reuniting after calling it quits, Mötley Crüe signed a “cessation of touring” agreement prior to going out on their “farewell” tour some six years ago. Following the release of the Netflix movie, “The Dirt,” the band changed its plans and booked the much-anticipated Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Following two postponements due to the global situation, the tour is finally set to take place this summer. Mötley Crüe commented on the tour finally happening. “It’s on! We don’t think we’ve ever looked forward more to kicking off a tour than this one,” said the band. “We can’t wait to finally see all the fans across North America again. Get ready for a wild ride this summer!” 

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