In a new interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider slammed Ozzy and Motley Crue for retirement/farewell tour.
After the interviewer noted that “we’ve seen a few important bands coming out of their retirement for a new tour such as MÖTLEY CRÜE or RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE,” Snider said:
“I think it’s bullsh*t. When you say farewell… RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE breaks up — that’s not retirement, they broke up, and they reformed, and that’s great.
“But when you do a farewell tour, and you announce this, and you sell tickets, and you have a t-shirt that says ‘No More Tours’ — thank you very much, Ozzy, I bought one of those — and then you come back, that’s bullsh*t.
“So when you say, ‘We’re retiring,’ people now don’t take it seriously. So, you know, it’s like a joke, and I think that a part of it is that these artists have nothing else going on. And I realize that — without playing, they have no career.
“I have done so many things — I mentioned Broadway, I’ve been doing radio for 30 years now, voiceover work, I act, I write screenplays, I’m gonna be directing my first two movies, I was supposed to be directing in May but COVID stopped that; I just finished my first novel…
“And now, in the late stage of my life, I’ve found my voice, my place in the metal community,” Snider added.
“After a lot of attempts over the last couple of decades, I’ve finally found my place. So, if I do anything musically, I’m not gonna go backward; I’m going to continue forwards with Dee Snider for the new millennium, musically.”