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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Quote Of The Week

Dee Snider on the future of Twisted Sister:

“It’s not the focus of my life anymore. Last year we did seven shows. We’ll do festivals or something like that, and we’ll put on the makeup and costumes and we’ll go the whole nine yards and give the people what they want. One thing they don’t want is new music. If we go, ‘This one’s from our new album!’ you see hundreds of people standing up and walking out of the room. Kiss put out their Psycho Circus record in 1998, and it didn’t sell! The fans don’t want Kiss 2000. They want ‘Rock and Roll All Night.’ So we have no illusions about that. We will continue until the spandex explodes. There’s bad news and good news – bad news is on stage we look like a bunch of aging drag queens – the good news is we’ve always looked like aging drag queens!”

To read more amazing gems from Dee of a similar quality regarding the Presidential election, American Idol, Britney Spears and more, check out this article on the Rolling Stone website.

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