It sounds twisted but Snider says its important that musicians parlay whatever success they have into something else.
Snider knows of what he speaks. When Twisted Sister faded in the mid-1980s, he turned his Were Not Gonna Take It fame into a radio career; the Strangeland horror film franchise; and a VH-1 reality series, Meet The Sniders.
Now hes hoping to give new rock bands a chance to do the same thing as part of the Sauza Live All Summer Band Showcase. Snider is hosting shows in five cities where local bands compete for the chance to open up for a national act.
Sniders participating because he feels new rock bands need more focus and support than theyre getting these days.
Hes happy with the results so far and points to the recent concert contest in Hollywood, Florida, and says, even though that city is a dance music capital, 200 local bands applied to participate. That is proof that rock is not dead.
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