Dee Snider has expressed his anger over American fans not supporting Twisted Sister in their own country.
During an appearance on The French Connection, Dee Snider looked back on the way the band is treated in various parts of the globe.
“Yeah, you know what? Regrettably – and I don’t have any statistics on this, but I would venture to say that a large percentage of that Trump audience are fans of metal that’s a little more blue-collar.
“And not that I’m saying that it’s literally union supporting Biden, but in the blue-collar arena, it seems that a larger percentage of blue-collar people leaned towards it. I don’t know the statistics to back it up; the point being, I have a feeling that I was alienating more people than 40%.
“This is going to sound really, almost ‘flip it,’ but they’re not buying my records. We were bigger outside of the United States. Twisted Sister and Dee Snider are international bands. The United States is a portion of our following, yet when we did our farewell shows, we didn’t get the offers or the interest.
“We did 9,000 in New Jersey – mind you, it was raining – but we did 90,000 in Germany and Belgium. I mean, it wasn’t my sole motivation to say, ‘I’m not worried about the fans I’m gonna lose,’ but at the same time, when people put that in my face, it’s like the truth is this is the United States, we’re a worldwide attraction and we have worldwide following.
“I felt a little frustrated at times by the United States’ treatment of Twisted Sister. We’re deified outside of the US, and I hear too often in the United States about, ‘You’re a one-hit wonder,’ or whatever you want to use. We’re not regarded like that outside of the United States.