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Dee Snider Says “The Live Music Industry Is Screwed”

If you’re looking for some optimism as far as the future of live concerts, don’t listen to Twisted Sister front man, Dee Snider.

Here’s what he had to say when he recently sat down to talk with Metal Hammer magazine:

“The live music industry is screwed for the time being. It’s hopefully not screwed forever, but this is certainly going to leave a mark.

“Everything that’s happening is just horribly damaging, especially for young artists who don’t have the legacy or the licencing or branding that a band like Twisted Sister has.

“How are people going to feel when gigs are back on? Will they even come? Will they be standing shoulder to shoulder in the audience, or are they going to be wearing masks?

“As a fan and as a performer, rock ‘n’ roll is about that one-ness — those moments where a massive audience and the band and the song connect and we’re all one. If that’s not there, I don’t want it anymore. That’s not rock ‘n’ roll. It’d better get back out there, ’cause I don’t think I want to do it if it doesn’t.

“I’m like an old brat who’s behaving like a child: ‘I want my rock ‘n’ roll!'”

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