Dee Snider has retired from music to focus on launching a new career in Hollywood.
The ‘Twisted Sister’ star opened up about his future plans during a fan Q&A on Twitter – insisting he’ll never return to touring again because he wants to focus on live music. writing and directing films as well as his first novel.
A fan wrote to the star: “Dee, I don’t blame you for not touring stadiums anymore. Most people don’t know how hard it is to do. I’m just amazed when I see Paul McCarthy or Buddy Guy over 80. on stage playing. How do they do??”
Dee then responded by explaining his next film, writing: “God bless them all! I can only do what’s good for me. And for my retirement, I’m writing screenplays, directing a movie, releasing my first novel fiction, produced two animated series, etc. etc. etc. My wife laughs when I tell her I’m retiring!”
When asked if he would be recording any more new music, he explained, “Never say never, but I can’t see myself recording anymore” before adding, “Films, books, TV, radio, etc. “
Another follower wrote, “Imagine people remembering word for word a song they wrote 35 years ago lmfao,” and the rocked replied, “So I don’t need to remember all my words? (I do.)”
‘Twisted Sister’ disbanded in 2016 at the end of their 40th anniversary tour following the death of drummer AJ Pero the previous year.
Dee has released five solo albums over the past 12 years, with the latest album, “Leave a Scar”, released in 2021.