“I pick ‘You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ of Twisted songs. To me, it’s the most defining of the band.
“It is an anthem, but it’s very metallic, which some people lost sight of once we had the hits. The statement in and of itself.
“Virtually every review of my new [solo] album [‘For the Love of Metal’] ends with the line, ‘You can’t stop rock ‘n’ roll, and Dee has just proved it once again.’ It is that battle cry.”
During the rest of the conversation, Dee looked back on the early days of TS, saying:
“We were creating a [large-scale] concert experience in the club environment. So many people have told me about walking in and we were so much larger than life. It seemed like we were from another planet.
“We were gigantic, and we knew how to grab the audience by the balls and take them for a ride. We took it around the world, and people were stunned. People would go, ‘How did you get so good at handling a crowd?’
“I said, ‘50,000 people at Donington is easy compared to one-dollar beer night at The Osprey on the Jersey shore. That’s a tough room. If you can control that room, you can handle anything.
“We were projecting this idea that we were something to be seen, something that you needed to keep back from.”