Toazted conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting, which took place June 22-24 in Dessel, Belgium. You can now watch the entire one-hour chat below.
In a recent interview with Metalshrine, Snider was asked about the possibility of TWISTED SISTER releasing a new studio album in the not-too-distant future. “I’m just so passionate about what I’m doing next that I just don’t feel motivated,” Snider said. “Even if it was the biggest-selling record in the world. Well, if it was gonna be the biggest-selling record in the world, maybe. Fans don’t wanna hear a new record and then when you make an old-sounding record, they’re just like, ‘Eh, it sounds like the old stuff.’ It’s not timely. You’re not gonna get radio airplay, you’re not gonna get TV or video airplay, there’s no stories to carry itself. You’ve got no outlet. I host an ’80s retro show and we never play new music. That’s not me. That’s the radio station and the producers. I say, “Just give them a taste! Just play the first chorus!” We talk about the new record, saying, ‘Well, RATT‘s back in the studio and they’ve got a new one called ‘Defecator’ coming out. It’s a sphincter with some shit hanging out of the ass.’ No reflection on the writer and they say, ‘Nobody wants to hear it.’ And I’ve said it before, it’s the bathroom song. New material has always been the fucking bathroom song, even going back to seeing ZEPPELIN do ‘Kashmir’ before the album came out. ‘This one’s off the new record. It’s called ‘Kashmir’.’ [Dee stands up and walks away.] ‘You want a beer?’ It’s fucking ‘Kashmir’! You wanna go, ‘Where the fuck are you going? Sit your fucking fat as down!’ I just don’t see it happening.”
Snider released his first-ever autobiography, “Shut Up And Give Me The Mic”, on May 8 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon Schuster.
Dee‘s new studio album, “Dee Does Broadway”, came out on May 8 via Razor Tie. The CD features Dee‘s powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock ‘ n’ roll take on several Broadway classics.