Recently interviewed by Brave-words, singer Dee Snider explained the reason why Megadeth and Poison won’t be seen together anymore.
Here’s what Snider said:
“People call it hair metal, this, that, the other thing, but in the beginning, there was no separation. We were a weird metal band. We toured with Motörhead, we toured with Saxon, we toured with Metallica in Europe, we toured with Iron Maiden, and nobody blinked. That was when tours were tours and men were men.
”Shows were sold out. When doors opened and we hit the stage, the arena was filled, there was no showing up later just to see the headliner. People were there from beginning to end, no one left – maybe your girlfriend – but no one left, and the bands complimented each other.
”Two very intense, very athletic, passionate bands, very different but just rocking the house. And somewhere in the mid to late ’80’s people started defining it, and then you wouldn’t see a Poison on the same bill as a Megadeth, you wouldn’t see that. But in the early ’80’s man, nobody blinked.”