Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider talked about the Covid-19 and the disease is affecting the live music industry in an interview with Metal Hammer. The musician said that he is not sure about when everything will get back to normal.
“The live music industry is screwed for the time being. It’s hopefully not screwed forever, but this is certainly going to leave a mark. Everything that’s happening is just horribly damaging, especially for young artists who don’t have the legacy or the licencing or branding that a band like Twisted Sister has.”
“How are people going to feel when gigs are back on? Will they even come? Will they be standing shoulder to shoulder in the audience, or are they going to be wearing masks? As fan and as a performer, rock’n’roll is about that one-ness – those moments where a massive audience and the band and the song connect and we’re all one.”
“If that’s not there, I don’t want it any more. That’s not rock’n’roll. It better get back out there, cos I don’t think I want to do it if it doesn’t. I’m like an old brat who’s behaving like a child: ‘I want my rock’n’roll!’”
Snider would tour with the supergroup Kings Of Chaos this year but the shows had to be canceled. He will release a new love DVD and album called For The Love Of Metal Live, on July 31.
The tracklist has Twisted Sister and solo career songs. Besides AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” cover. “It’s about the challenge of going back out there and doing this. A challenge to myself, a challenge from other people. And I’ll do it as long as I can,” the singer said.
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