Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was recently asked by Topgolf to share a few words of advice for today’s new bands.
The musician replied:
“Finding your own sound is never by design. No one in the history of recorded music has said, ‘I’m gonna create something new.’ No. They all were trying to be somebody else.
“David Bowie wanted to be the next Beatles. Black Sabbath was a jazz fusion band. What went wrong there? Alice Cooper wanted to be The Doors. Nope, you’re not. And along the way, they weren’t that, but they became something else.
“So if you’re sitting there trying to figure out how you’re gonna be fresh, new, different, stop trying. Just make music, and if you’re gonna be different, it’s gonna just happen.”