During a recent interview with Fortune, Dee Snider talked about his brand new fiction book Frats, but while talking about this novel, the former Twisted Sister frontman took the opportunity to randomly diss Mötley Crüe‘s Vince Neil.
While talking about his early days as a writer, Snider shares that he would hang out by himself and work on his craft as other folks partied. Per Snider:
“I started to teach myself how to write. In 1984, everybody was out partying; I was in the dressing room or in the hotel working on writing. I’m not a singer who decided to write a book — or had someone write one for him. I’ve been laboring away, honing the craft.”
“I’m not Vince Neil. I’m the guy you saw in Washington (where he testified before the U.S. Senate defending heavy metal against allegations it was violent and dangerous for kids), a guy who can put together a sentence, and express himself.”
Of all the vocalists that Snider could have name-dropped here, it’s interesting that he went for Neil. Perhaps Snider has experienced one too many concerts of the Mötley Crüe singer sounding like a Muppet.
In other news related to Snider, the singer recently took part in an interview where he talked about cancel culture and how he refuses to apologize for his recent comments regarding gender-affirming healthcare for kids.
For those curious to learn more about Snider’s new book, the synopsis for Frats is as follows:
“Based on true events. When young Bobby Kovax unexpectedly moves with his parents to Baldwin, Long Island, the high school hallways of 1972 prove to be littered with boys of all shapes and sizes desperate for one thing and one thing only – to belong. As he ventures ever deeper into the jungle of battling brotherhoods, or self-proclaimed ‘frats’, hazing ceremonies, broken promises, and his own sense of self lead Bobby down the dark path of joining forces with what he fears the most in order to go on. But how far will he go, and who is he willing to hurt, as he fights to survive?”