Dee Snider Recalls Meat Loaf Calling Him “The Future Of Rock”
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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider shared a photo of him with the late rocker Meat Loaf taken during the ‘Monsters of Rock’ music festival held in 1983.
Snider recalled the moment where Meat Loaf complimented him as the future of rock and roll.
Meat Loaf passed away Thursday, January 20 at the age of 74. No cause of death has been announced yet, but he was reportedly critically ill with COVID-19 days leading up to his death. He is best known for his ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ trilogy and albums that sold more than 100 million records, making him as one of the best-selling musicians in rock history.
Snider and Loaf remained friends until Loaf’s death. Snider expressed his sadness over the incident and recalled their good memories together. He remembered their first encounter and the time Loaf referred to him as “the future of rock.”
“True story: Meatloaf summoned me to his trailer to ‘pass the torch’ of rock n roll to this then young gun. It was pretty intense and confrontational, to tell the truth…but what an honor to get the blessing of such a great man!”
“I spoke with my tour manager who was witness to make sure my memory is right. At some point, Meat grabbed me by the shoulders and started leaning on me hard, literally pushing me backward. I remember thinking, ‘Wtf is he doing?!’ and grabbing him by his shoulders and pushing back.
My tour manager said it was like two huge stags locking horns and pushing back and forth. The entire time he was intensely pronouncing me the future of rock, etc. It was weird as effing hell…and we remained friends!”