Dee Snider Says Bringing Back Twisted Sister Would Be 'Insult' to Fans

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says bringing the band out of retirement would be an "insult" to the fans.

"I'm one of those people who express great frustration at these bands who retire and then come back," he said in a new radio interview. "I think it's an insult to the fan, especially when you pay a premium for those shows, a premium for the 'No More Tours' shirt by Ozzy [from 1992]."

"How many years ago was that? C'mon, seriously?" he asked, coincidentally just days before Ozzy announced he would retire from performing by 2020.

Snider continued calling out other acts like KISS and Scorpions, who went on farewell tours only to change their minds and go back on the road indefinitely.

"Me and the Twisted guys, we are of the mind, just like Mötley Crüe, that this really is it, and we're done. I have no intention of going back. I don't want to be one of those people who go back on their word, and I hope if I do, the audience tars and feathers me...I don't want to be that guy..."

Snider, however, isn't retired from performing—or anything else really. He's working on a new heavy metal record as a solo artist with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta. 

He says he likes the creative freedom he gets from being a solo act.

"I can take some chances, I can do some things I couldn't do before. Hell, I do a cover of [Nine Inch Nails'] 'Head Like A Hole' with synthesizers. I could never do that in Twisted Sister, so I definitely get to have some fun."

In addition to the new album, Snider says he has "four movies in different stages of development, a children's animated show, a television show and a show in Vegas."

So it's fare to say retirement isn't exactly imminent.

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