After interviewer noted that “we’ve seen a few important bands coming out of their retirement for a new tour such as MÖTLEY CRÜE or RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE,” Snider said: “I think it’s bullsh*t. When you say farewell… RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE breaks up — that’s not retirement, they broke up, and they reformed, and that’s great.
“But when you do a farewell tour, and you announce this, and you sell tickets, and you have a t-shirt that says ‘No More Tours’ — thank you very much, Ozzy, I bought one of those — and then you come back, that’s bullsh*t.
“So when you say, ‘We’re retiring,’ people now don’t take it seriously. So, you know, it’s like a joke, and I think that a part of it is that these artists have nothing else going on. And I realize that — without playing, they have no career.
He continued: “I have done so many things — I mentioned Broadway, I’ve been doing radio for 30 years now, voiceover work, I act, I write screenplays, I’m gonna be directing my first two movies, I was supposed to be directing in May but COVID stopped that; I just finished my first novel…
“And now, in the late stage of my life, I’ve found my voice, my place in the metal community,” Snider added. “After a lot of attempts over the last couple of decades, I’ve finally found my place. So, if I do anything musically, I’m not gonna go backward; I’m going to continue forwards with Dee Snider for the new millennium, musically.”
Both MÖTLEY CRÜE or RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have scheduled shows for 2021. Tickets and dates can be found here.