Dee Snider on bands’ farewell tours: “I don’t believe in that bullshit”

Author Hernan Osuna - 31.1.2023

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has blamed on artists who’ve gone back on their word when it comes to retirement plans and ‘farewell’ tours.

I’ve said when people retire they should leave the stage. 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.”, said Snider in an interview with UK music website eonmusic.

His comments allude to the fact that other artists such as Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne have made pledges saying they would never return and had played their last tour, only to reunite and getting back on the road again a few years later.

The musician recalled how fans have been pushing for Twisted Sister to reunite even though they officially called it quits years ago. And while the band played a gig for their induction into the Metal Hall of Fame on January 26, the American frontman said that they were not getting back together. No reunion plans. Oops!

Last week, Twisted Sister played three songs at the awards ceremony: “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Under the Blade” and the classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”. You can watch footage of the gig below.