Speaking to The Jasta Show, singer Dee Snider talked about the world of metal, reflecting on the time he quit music back in the ’90s.
Here’s what Dee said:
“My problem was – as much as I love the metal community, I didn’t know where I fit in. Where is my place? I was taking my own words too hard – stay hungry, there is no room for wannabes, has-beens, or the bad.
“At some point in the ’90s, I just said, ‘Alright, I think my time is up. I gotta make room for the other people.’ I hated all these old rockers who refused to go away.
“And even worse – Genesis turned into four bands! We had Genesis, and now we have Peter Gabriel, Mike & The Mechanics, Phil Collins… What the f*ck?!
“This is where Twisted comes up – where is our moment? Get the f*ck out of the way! I had that feeling in the ’90s, at the end of [Dee‘s band] The Widowmaker thing – maybe I should heed my own words.
“And I stopped writing, I stopped creating, everything I did was that Twisted stuff and whatever, and stuff where I didn’t want to be really.
“And then you [Jamey Jasta, the frontman of Hatebreed, the host of the podcast, and the producer of Dee’s solo album] come along and said, ‘No, no, man. You’ve got a place. Where? Let me show you!’ And I thank you for that, Jasta.”