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Dee Snider says that Twisted Sister is close to a reunion tour

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Dee Snider says that Twisted Sister is close to a reunion tour

One of the most famous American Glam Rock bands of all time, Twisted Sister might reunite really soon. That’s what the band’s vocalist and main songwriter Dee Snider said in an interview with The Metal Voice (Transcribed by Blabbermouth). According to him, like most retired bands, they keep getting good offers to reunite but the numbers are still not there yet.


But according to him they are really close and probably will hit the mark they want. So the musician revealed that he is already talking with the surviving members Jay Jay French,  Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza about how they are gonna do it.

Dee Snider talked about the possible Twisted Sister reunion, saying:

“As a result of all the bands retiring and dying, the offers get bigger and bigger for the holdouts to come back. And we retired in 2016, I think it was. So we’re on eight years now of not playing, with no intention of coming back. But — my father, he says, ‘Everything before the word ‘but’ is bullshit — but at some point, you’ve gotta say, ‘Well, how can I say no to that?'”

“Is it there yet? No. Is it getting close? Yeah. Is there talk amongst us, like, ‘Well, in the event that the numbers do get there, and they sure as hell seem to be going in that direction, how are we gonna do this?’ So there’s a little bit of that conversation. And that’s both physically how we’re gonna do it and on a number of other levels.”

He continued:

“And that’s a recent occurrence, that the conversation has gone from ‘never’ to ‘in the event that they make as an offer we can’t refuse, what’s the plan?’ And there’s some very general discussion on that, involving personal trainers (laughs), diets, hair extensions. And that’s the first time in eight years that the conversation has changed.”

“We’re all friends, by the way. The surviving guys, we all talk and we’re all friends and we love each other. And that was one of the great things that came out of getting back together the first time is that we managed to fix the friendships and be friends and that, to me, is really why I wanted to do it in the first place, getting back (together) last time… So, anyway, we’ll see what happens,” Dee Snider said.

The band was formed in 1972 in New Jersey but the classic line-up was really formed many years after. The guitarist Jay Jay French is the only original member of the band. The guitarist Eddie Ojeda joined them in 1975, Snider in 1976 and the bassist Mark Mendoza in 1978. The classic formation was finally completed in 1982 when the late drummer A. J. Pero joined them.

With six studio albums released the band sold an estimated amount of more than 12 million records worldwide. Two of their biggest hits are “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, both from their best-selling album “Stay Hungry”, released in 1984.

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