Dee Snider Says Twisted Sister Didn’t Start Receiving Royalty Checks Until 1998

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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has revealed that the band did not start receiving any royalty checks for their projects until 1998.

In a recent interview with The Metal Voice, the singer-songwriter shared that not until the band recorded the song “Heroes are Hard to Find” for the 1998 Strangeland soundtrack did they start receiving any album sales royalties.

“In order to get the band to reunite the record label wiped our debt out; that was 1997,” Snider explained. “The band had been broken up for 10 years, we had sold tens of millions of records and we had not gotten one royalty check.”

Snider added that by the time they had begun to cash in their checks, Napster had come out, “so a few years later people stopped buying records – so our royalty checks are a joke.”

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