TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has touched on the band’s future plans following the group’s one-off live reunion performance at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California
Dee spoke to Eonmusic just prior to TWISTED SISTER‘s induction at the event, which took place Thursday night (January 26) at The Canyon Club.
When Snider was asked what it felt like to be back fronting TWISTED SISTER for one night only, he replied: “Well, we tested it last night [during rehearsal], and apparently you can forget how to ride a bicycle. 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.”
Talking about the time that has passed 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. 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 “Are you going to go forward with anything else, or is this just a one-off?”, Snider replied: “A hard ‘no plans.’ No plans at all to do that.”
The singer went on to reference both OZZY OSBOURNE and MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s farewell tours, which eventually saw a return from both acts, Snider 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.”
The members who were inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame were Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza and Mike Portnoy, who has played drums for TWISTED SISTER since the passing of former member A.J. Pero. Guitarist Eddie Ojeda was absent from the event after contracting COVID-19. Six-stringer Keith Robert War stepped in for him.