In a recent interview with People, Dee Snider, the venerable vocalist of Twisted Sister, talked openly about his time spent on the hit reality TV program The Masked Singer. He was open about how some of the judges’ predictions, such as Gene Simmons and Sebastian Bach, were quite accurate representations of his musical milieu. Given that he feels Simmons doesn’t have a voice that stands out, Snider found it hilarious that some people even mistakenly believed he was Simmons.
The ‘WB Movie Night’ episode marked the conclusion of Snider’s adventure on The Masked Singer. He had been transformed into a doll, replete with a fancy outfit and sparkling high heels. The 68-year-old musician was ousted following his rendition of “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley. Based on a few hints, including a playbill for “Guys and Dolls,” an allusion to Elvis, and lollipops, the judges had attempted to determine his identity.
The judges’ panel, which comprises Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke, made a number of intriguing predictions. Snider was mistakenly identified by Thicke as Gene Simmons, while Austin Butler, an Oscar-nominated actor who played Elvis, was Jeong’s best guess. Snider was mistaken for David Lee Roth by Scherzinger and Iggy Pop by McCarthy.
Snider stated in his interview that the judges’ predictions were close to the mark because several of the individuals they identified were rock industry contemporaries of his. Even so, he acknowledged that his rendition of “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” was significantly different from his regular manner and that he was shocked by the Gene Simmons similarities.
The frontman comments about the judges’ best guesses, “These are my peers. I said, well, they’re definitely in the ballpark here. David Lee Roth, Axl Rose, it’s the world I come from. Gene Simmons, if they thought about it, they’d realize he doesn’t have a voice. Well, I don’t think people expect me to sing like I sang ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me).'”
The musician had a spectacular debut on The Masked musician, and his open remarks regarding the judges’ guesses revealed his wonderful sense of humor. Fans of the program surely enjoyed the plot surprise and the final revelation of the famous musician hiding beneath the doll mask. Fans were entertained by Snider’s appearance on the show, but it also raised an intriguing point of discussion since his voice being mistaken for Gene Simmons’ led to an unexpected and humorous association between these two rock icons.