Dee Snider Calls Out Vince Neil, Scorpions and Judas Priest
Snider and his Twisted Sister bandmates revealed their plans to retire following the death of drummer AJ Pero in March of this year. The band recruited Mike Portnoy to play with them for their final shows with some that took place this year, with more to follow next year with the final dates of their "Forty and F*ck It" shows that will both act as their farewell and a celebration of their 40th anniversary of their most successful lineup (Snider, JJ French, Eddie Ojeda, and Mark Mendoza.
Twister Sister played their final show of 2015 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater in Hinckley, MN last Friday (September 11) and during their performance of "I Wanna Rock", Snider mentioned the band's retirement plans and took aim at other bands that launched farewell tours only to decide to continue.
Snider told the fans in the audience, "Twisted Sister is calling it quits and that's no bulls-t. None of this Judas Priest, Scorpions fake out tour. No, for real."
He also questioned Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil's singing ability during the song when fans started to sing along to "I Wanna Rock." He told the audience, "I appreciate you guys helping me sing, but I'm not Vince Neil. I can sing man, what's up? I'm just sayin', watch."
While Snider didn't directly address his recent feud with Paul Stanley, the KISS frontman did indirectly get brought up during the show via a t-shirt that a fan tossed on stage. Read about that and watch video of Snider's comments here.