This is why we love Dee. True to form, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is not at a lack for words with his opinion on a number of things via his social media pages. This time the singer has slammed the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, saying that the metal genre isn’t respected by the institution.
On Sunday (February 21), Snider took to his Twitter and wrote: “The RnR Hall committee members are arrogant elitist assholes who look down on metal & other bands that sell millions because we’re not their definition of cool. The fan vote is their ‘throwing a bone’ to the peasants. I want to say FU, but I want them to have to deal with us!”
When one fan suggested that the Rock Hall “caters to the masses,” Snider responded: “If they were catering to the masses they would have the biggest selling bands. Corporate rock bands that sell tens of millions are ignored because they aren’t ‘cool’. The fact is the RnR Hall of Fame is struggling. Was it crowded when you were there? It wasn’t when I went.”
Dee also repeated the long-running complaint that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame subscribes to Rolling Stone magazine’s canon of rock history, seeing as Jann Wenner is a co-founder of both. “Jan Werner (founder is Rolling Stone) has been the puppet master since day one,” he wrote. “If it ain’t in Rolling Stone it is hard pressed to get into the Hall of Fame!”
Artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD have yet to be recognized by the institution, which should speak volumes about he institution’s views on hard rock and metal a a whole.
The Rock Hall didn’t induct BLACK SABBATH until 2006, and METALLICA in 2009. That’s about it really.
The RnR Hall committee members are arrogant elitist assholes who look down on metal & other bands that sell millions because we’re not their definition of cool. The fan vote is their “throwing a bone” to the peasants. I want to say FU, but I want them to have to deal with us! https://t.co/mUoUbkYx3C
— Dee Snider???????? (@deesnider) February 21, 2021