On the finish of the interview we posted earlier as we speak, Frank requested Dee “Will there come a time when there might be, not a reunion, however a collaboration with the surviving members of [Twisted Sister]?”
And Dee responded moderately favorably, saying “I can not say that for positive. Me and the Twisted guys, the 4 of us, are all buds. We speak on a regular basis. We’re pals. And that, to me, was an important factor about reuniting. It was to repair these broken relationships, that I broken. You already know, I actually was simply an asshole and I needed to repair that. So we did.
“Twisted Sister will all the time be my legacy. And I am pleased with it. On this album, and on the final album, within the credit, I thanked [Twisted Sister guitarist] J.J. [French], [guitarist] Eddie [Ojeda], [bassist] Mark [Mendoza] and [drummer] AJ [Pero] by title, as a result of I might not be doing any of these items with out them. So it would all the time be the core of my profession, for positive.”
“So far as getting again collectively, I might by no means say by no means on a collaboration or one thing. We even talked about – JJ manages the band now, so he is all the time placing out these twenty fifth, thirtieth anniversary this, that, the opposite factor. Possibly ought to we do a music? Ought to we add a monitor? You already know, one thing or different. I may see us doing one thing collectively. We love one another, and we’re pleased with our legacy.”
Now examine this to what he mentioned a couple of days in the past on Metal From The Inside:
“[I am] 100% dedicated to not reuniting. Now, let me simply be clear: we’re pals. I did a present a few weeks in the past and [Twisted Sister bassist Mark] Mendoza confirmed up, and we did ‘Below The Blade’, and it was superior. I speak to the fellows on a regular basis. I can present you my textual content messages. We have now somewhat textual content group, and we have been sending messages forwards and backwards.
“To me, that was the explanation to reunite, was to repair the relationships, and we did repair’ em, and we’re pals. I really feel we did what we may do with out simply doing the identical factor over. And I wished to do some new, difficult issues that I could not do inside Twisted. And the solo data I’ve achieved I couldn’t have achieved with Twisted Sister. I couldn’t have achieved Dee Does Broadway with Twisted Sister — Twisted Does Broadway.
“And I couldn’t have achieved For The Love Of Metallic with Twisted Sister; folks would by no means have accepted it. However as a solo artist, I am allowed to vary and evolve. And a few issues [fans have] appreciated; some issues they’ve not appreciated. However on the similar time, I am allowed; nobody’s ever questioned [it]. And, once more, if Twisted Sister did it, it might be, like, ‘Hey, it would not sound like Twisted Sister anymore’; it might have been that sort of factor.”
Snider famous that he’d nonetheless be open to taking part in a one-off present right here or there with the band since that is not likely a “reunion”, however would by no means formally reunite and do a tour.
I suppose, when Snider was referring to a reunion within the earlier interview, he was contemplating it extra as a reunion tour, which Dee doesn’t have an curiosity in. However, he can be all in favour of one-off exhibits or recording new music.
I suppose that clears issues up. Watch Frank’s interview with Dee under.
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