In an interview with Topgolf, Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider said what every new band should do in order to succeed.
“Finding your own sound is never by design. No one in the history of recorded music has said, ‘I’m gonna create something new.’ No. They all were trying to be somebody else.
“David Bowie wanted to be the next Beatles. Black Sabbath was a jazz fusion band. What went wrong there? Alice Cooper wanted to be The Doors. Nope, you’re not. And along the way, they weren’t that, but they became something else.
“So if you’re sitting there trying to figure out how you’re gonna be fresh, new, different, stop trying. Just make music, and if you’re gonna be different, it’s gonna just happen.”
Daniel “Dee” Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor. Snider came to prominence in the early 1980s as lead singer and songwriter of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He was ranked 83 in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time.
Born in Astoria, Queens, New York, Snider grew up in nearby Baldwin, Long Island, and graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1973. His father, Bob, is a retired New York State Trooper and Nassau County court clerk, and his mother, Marguerite, is a retired art teacher.
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