Dee Snider Says He Has No Sympathy For Bands That Couldn’t Get Original Members

Twisted sister icon Dee Snider recently answered questions from his fans and admitted he doesn’t sympathize with bands that can’t find their original members.

Throughout their musical career, many bands have gone through several lineup changes. At some point, their fans expect them to reunite, or the bands themselves want to go back to their roots. As a result, the original lineup reunites, performs a reunion show, or releases a new version.

However, these changes in composition sometimes occur after a heated argument or internal problems. These end up causing long-lasting feuds and bad blood between group members. For this reason, a reunion of the original lineup might not take place. However, things were quite different with Twisted Sister.

The original Twisted Sister lineup consisted of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and AJ Pero. In 2003, when Twisted Sister reunited for the Sweden Rock Festival, Mendoza joined them on stage and played with the band. However, something weird was going on during this show.

In a recent tweet, one of Snider’s fans recalled that show and said the rocker bragged that the original lineup was still together, despite Mendoza bringing a gun to the reunion show. When Snider retweeted this, another fan asked for the details. Snider then explained what happened during the show and said he has no sympathy for bands who claim they weren’t able to reunite the original lineup due to issues between them.

One of his fans tweeted the following to Dee Snider:

“I still remember you bragging that the whole original band was still together despite one of the band members bringing a gun to your previous meeting. It was a massive metal festival, and you guys were one of the most memorable parts of it.

Snider quoted this tweet and said:

“True story.”

Another fan asked:

“What is the story of the weapon?

The rocker then explained:

“First reunion rehearsal for Twisted Sister, Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza pulled out a 45, put it on his amp, then strapped on his bass. So I don’t have much sympathy for bands that say they couldn’t get the original guys get back together because “they have problems”.

You can see the tweets below.