Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider: “I Don’t Think I’ll Do Any More Shows”

It looks like Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) currently has no plans to return to the live stage in the future. The singer says he is shifting his focus to “writing, directing and producing.”

Snider said the following while responding to a fan on Twitter:

“Charlie, I am Dee Downer tonight. No, I don’t tour anymore. I don’t even think I’ll do any more shows. I’m focusing on writing, directing and producing. Sorry man.”

He also added the following about a possible Twisted Sister reunion:

“I wouldn’t hold your breath. @TwistedSisterNY promised ourselves we wouldn’t be like every other band, doing a farewell, then coming back. We always considered that a bullshit, pussy move…. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about (every artist who pulled that shit).”

He then shared his thoughts on bands returning after doing farewell tours:

“To further expound…I don’t think any band should retire unless they want to. Stay forever; your fans don’t want you to go. But don’t say farewell, sell us the higher priced ticket, the goodbye program, and the “No More Tours” t-shirt…then come back a couple of years later!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dee Snider’s New Horror Movie To Start Pre-Production In June

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that his upcoming horror film will begin pre-production in June. The frontman said the following on Twitter:

“Wanna talk about a major distraction? My next scary movie (I wrote & I’m directing) is green lit & starts pre-production in 4 weeks! In between I’ve got 3 week pre-planned vacation (two years ago before covid, cancelled twice). When I get home I leave next day! Yes/Yikes!”

Watch Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Perform Acoustic Version Of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” At “Concert For Ukraine”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider was among the artists who took part in last night’s (April 4) “Concert For Ukraine” in Agoura Hills, CA. You can see footage of the frontman performing an acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” during the event below. The show was organized to help raise money for Ukrainian refugees.

[via California Rock News]

Dee Snider Shares “Stand (With Ukraine)” Awareness Music Video

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has shared a new music video for “Stand” to raise awareness about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The clip, which is titled “Stand (With Ukraine),” can be found on World United Live’s website.

Snider commented:

“About a month ago, someone on social media told me people in Ukraine were using Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as a battle cry and asked if I was cool with it. Of course I was. My response elicited someone asking me why I was okay with Ukrainians using my song and not some other groups. I won’t repeat my exact response (it was a bit political), but that tweet went internationally viral. Every news agency in the world suddenly wanted to talk to me.

At that very moment, some great people (who were all friends of mine) were hatching the idea for World United Live and asked me if I would spearhead the organization. How could I say no? Since then, we have been beating the drum for the free world to come together, not only in support of Ukraine and condemnation of Putin, but in sending a message to the Russian people that they are misinformed and not being told the truth. Now, with the help of the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others, we are doing just that!

About a week ago, it hit me that the song ‘Stand’ from my last Napalm Records album ‘Leave A Scar’ fit the crisis in Ukraine perfectly… but I had already released a video for ‘Stand’ recently. Yet I just couldn’t get around how well the lyrics resonated with Putin’s attack on these innocent people. Ukraine was the furthest thing from my mind when I wrote the words for that song, yet it was like I had done just that. So, I had a couple of incredibly talented people (Scott Pitek and Steve Sage Goldberg) cut together a new video using some live concert footage and news clips. The result is devastating. Please watch and share ‘Stand (With Ukraine)’ and join us at www.worldunited.live. Help save the world. Together we can.”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Performs At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Arnold Sports Festival”

Last night (March 5), Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider performed at the 2022 edition of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Arnold Sports Festival” in Columbus, OH. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below. Snider and Schwarzenegger commented via Twitter:

[via Blabbermouth]

Dee Snider Premieres “Stand” Video

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has premiered a new video for his song “Stand.” The clip features footage from the Reelz documentary “America’s Deadliest Concert: The Guest List,” which focuses on the tragic Great White concert fire. The track appears on Snider’s latest album “Leave A Scar.“ The frontman commented:

“While I didn’t write ‘Stand’ for the Station nightclub fire documentary ‘America’s Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List’, it is a perfect fit. The full tragedy of that horrific night was the despicable lack of support shown for a community in desperate need. ‘Stand’ speaks to the importance for us all to recognize these moments of desperation and do something about them. ‘Don’t leave your mark… leave a scar!'”

Dee Snider Premieres “Down But Never Out” Music Video

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has premiered a new video for his song “Down But Never Out.” This track is from his new album “Leave A Scar,“ which was released today (July 30). Snider commented:

“I pride myself on the fact that throughout the decades, my music has always tried to not only push back against all oppressors (in this case Covid-19), but also lift people up and encourage them to fight back. ‘Down But Never Out‘ is a perfect example of this ethos.”

Dee Snider Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Being Fully Vaccinated

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has revealed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19. The frontman has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Snider told Ultimate Classic Rock the following:

“I’ve been having problems with my home studio and got COVID in spite of the fact that I’m fully vaccinated. It happened a few days ago. This is about day five. It was really minor, like, nothing that Advil and Sudafed [couldn’t handle]. But … I don’t want to bring my studio guy into fix my technology. I told him to stay out of here. Even though I feel fine, I don’t want to take a chance. Hopefully, I’ll be super-immune. Like I said, I’m fully vaccinated, plus [I got] COVID.”

“I won’t say that I had no effects. It was a little aches and pains, a little stuffiness. But like I said, a Sudafed and a couple of Advil and I was just doing everything, business as usual. You know, I said, ‘Maybe I’ll get tested just for the hell of it.’ I got a home test and I’m like, ‘What the fuck?’ But they’re saying that they think a lot more people who are vaccinated have gotten it. And because it’s minor, they’re not going to the doctor or the hospital, so it’s not being reported. Because I’m hearing a lot of people saying that they caught it. It’s not knocking them on their ass or hospitalizing them, but they’re definitely getting COVID, even with vaccinations.”

He also added:

“My wife decided [to take the grandkids] to Disney World [because they wanted to go]. ‘Okay, I’m going to take you to Disney World.’ She looks online – reservations only, limited [number of] people in, social distancing, masks, must be vaccinated, if not vaccinated, must be tested. So, okay, great. She gets all of the tickets, $1,000 worth of tickets and goes there. No one checks vaccination, no one checks tests. No one’s enforcing masks. It’s packed and they’re all in lines waiting for an hour.

They came back and brought it back with them. There was zero enforcement. And then, you know, once you’re through that gate. They say, ‘Well, why would you take your kids there?’ They’re through the gate and the kids are just running for fuckin’ Minnie Mouse, and it’s non-refundable. They don’t give you a thousand bucks back for all of the tickets you bought. It’s like, ‘C’mon grandkids,’ they’ll be hating Grandma for the rest of their lives. ‘Oh, but I saved you from getting COVID.’ Yeah, that will matter to them.”