During an appearance on The Appetite for Distortion, Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider talked about Kiss and Guns N Roses reunion.
When asked about G’nR, Dee said:
“I love Guns N’ Roses and that ‘Appetite’ record would be on my desert island classics list.
“When I was running, jogging, I did my best time ever in that five-mile run running to that album when it first came out [in 1987] – an incredible record. So, I’m a fan, but I am a believer in…
“I hate what Kiss is doing with Ace [Frehley, guitar] and Peter’s [Criss, drums] makeup on – I’m not a fan.
“When I left Twisted and I went out at some point doing Twisted’s music, I never even thought of calling it Twisted Sister without the other four guys. Everyone is saying, ‘But you’re Twisted Sister, you wrote the songs.’ I said, ‘That’s not Twisted Sister.’
“And I won’t do that out of respect for the other members of the band. I could’ve made a lot more money doing that, but I would not do that.
“When Twisted Sister reunited, the original members – the classic lineup – [bassist] Mark Mendoza walked in, pulled out a gun, put it on top of his amplifier, and picked up his bass.
“And when people tell me it’s tough to put your band back together, my bass player brought a f*cking gun to the first rehearsal and openly spoke about hating me.
“Anyway, I don’t buy the, ‘Ooh, it’s too difficult! We couldn’t get past our differences, I had to exploit the name of the band…’ I just…
“I’m a fan of Guns n’ Roses, but I’m disappointed that Steve [Adler] is not there playing drums. I’ve seen footage of him joining the band, and that’s so awesome, I know he’s had some physical problems – he’s a lovely person, maybe that was the problem.
“And he gets up there and he plays these couple of songs, he’s got that sh*tty grin on his face, it’s great, so why isn’t he there? It makes no sense to me.
“Izzy’s [Stradlin, guitar] been that guy, that sort of always taking off, I think that choice is his more than anybody’s. He was supposed to be in this thing – and that’s what I’ve been reporting on my radio show: that he walked out on the soundcheck and that was it.”