This previous Wednesday (Jan. 4), Loudwire reported on outspoken Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider’s declare that Ronnie James Dio and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and aren’t “actual performers.” In response to Queensrÿche vocalist Todd La Torre openly disagreeing with him, Snider tweeted – with characteristically concise derision – that he’s not even certain who La Torre is.
To be honest, Snider’s authentic sequence of back-and-forth tweets with followers (posted on Dec. 30, 2022) credited each Plant and Dio as extraordinarily gifted vocalists who’ve a ton of “stage presence.” But, he additionally specified that there’s an vital distinction between “singing” and “performing,” including, “There’s a big distinction between an incredible frontman & an incredible singer. Ronnie was one of many biggest singers of all time, however as a frontman, he just about simply stood on stage & sang.”
You’ll be able to see a few these tweets under:
Naturally, many different music publications wrote about Snider’s ideas as effectively, together with Blabbermouth. On Jan. 4, they shared their own story on Facebook, and amongst the lots of of different feedback it obtained was the next reply from La Torre:
Dio and Plant did not should run round doing jumps, spinning mic stands, or the rest, except one’s subjective opinion requires that as a prerequisite. They commanded the stage with their sheer presence and voice, and that alone was all anybody wished, wanted, and extra. I might say that makes them nice frontmen.
You’ll be able to view his response under:
Expectedly, many individuals noticed La Torre’s suggestions, together with Snider.
So, how did the Twisted Sister frontman react? Be retweeting Blabbermouth’s story with a easy however successfully snarky “Who?”:
No matter how honest or sarcastic Snider’s retweet was, it undoubtedly spoke volumes in just some phrases. (Effectively, just one phrase, to be precise.) Predictably, he obtained blended reactions from some Twitter followers concerning it, too.
For example, one consumer wrote, “I used to be sticking up for you, Dee, however this strikes me as simply uncool and pointless,” whereas one other declared: “Todd has extra musical integrity than you’ll ever have Dee. You’re well-known for dressing like a Halloween clown and your solely hit track is a nursery rhyme. He performs a number of devices and has an unbelievable voice.”
We’ll have to attend and see if La Torre himself fires again.
How do you really feel about Snider and La Torre’s opinions on the matter? Tell us!
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