Dee Snider Dissects Todd La Torre To Challenge His Plant + Dio ‘Real Performer’ Statement

On Wednesday (Jan. 4), Loudwire reported on frank Twisted sister frontman Dee Sniderclaims it Ronnie James Dio and Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant and are not “real artists”. In response to Queensrÿche vocalist Todd LaTorre openly disagree with himtweeted Snider — with characteristic terse mockery — that he’s not even sure who La Torre is.

To be fair, Snider’s original series of back-and-forth tweets with fans (posted on December 30, 2022) credited both Plant and Dio as extremely talented vocalists who have a ton of “stage presence.” However, he also specified that there is an important contrast between “singing” and “performing”, adding: “There is a huge difference between a great frontman and a great singer. Ronnie was one of the greatest singers of all time , but as a frontman, he pretty much just stood on stage and sang.”

You can see a few of those tweets below:

Of course, many other music publications also wrote about Snider’s thoughts, including Blabbermouth. On Jan. 4, they shared their own story on Facebookand among the hundreds of other comments it received was the following response from La Torre:

Dio and Plant didn’t have to run around doing jumps, spinning microphone stands or anything else, unless one’s subjective opinion required it as a prerequisite. They commanded the stage with their sheer presence and voice, and that alone was everything anyone wanted, needed and more. I’d say that makes them great frontmen.

You can see his answer below:

Predictably, many people saw La Torre’s feedback, including Snider.

So how did the Twisted Sister frontman react? Retweeting Blabbermouth’s story with a simple but effectively snarky “Who?”:

No matter how sincere or sarcastic Snider’s retweet was, it undoubtedly spoke volumes with just a few words. (Well, just one word, to be exact.) Predictably, he also received mixed reactions from some Twitter followers regarding it.

For example, one user wrote, “I stood up for you Dee, but it just seems disgusting and pointless to me,” while another declared, “Todd has more musical integrity than you’ll ever want Dee. You’re famous for dress up as a Halloween clown and your only hit song is a nursery rhyme. He plays multiple instruments and has an incredible voice.”

We’ll have to wait and see if La Torre himself fires back.

How you do you feel about Snider and La Torre’s opinions on the matter? Let us know!

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