Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has nothing but raves about Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl. Metealheadzone.com posted excerpts from Snider’s appearance on The Jasta Show, which showed how much Snider has dug Grohl’s work across the board, saying, “Dave Grohl. I’ve got so much admiration for him and respect, a true fan of metal. That Probot record (2004’s self-titled — that is so good. If people don’t know of Probot, Dave is a fan of hardcore metal. He got all those great vocalists (or the Probot project), and just created this album, wrote songs with them, produced them, recorded them.”
He went on to say, “I’ve performed with all these (Foo Fighters) guys when they do the Chevy Metal thing, I’ve performed with the Chevy Metal guys, but I’ve never met Dave. We are both coffee junkies.”
Snider went on to equate Grohl with ’80s icon Phil Collins — but not in a derogatory way. As most rock fans know, the decade saw Phil Collins act as a conduit for rock’s greatest talent — teaming up with the likes of Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Howard Jones, ABBA‘s Frida Lyngstad, Lamont Dozier, David Crosby, Earth, Wind, & Fire — with the list going on and on.
Snider said, “(Dave Grohl) is a true metal fan! It comes through, he has put out some aggressive stuff in the pop songs, it’s real aggression and a real power. And screaming! He’s getting people to accept this. I admire him. I’m not a Phil Collins fan but he is a Phil Collins of his generation. This guy plays amazing drums, produces, writes, sings, does it all! And does it well.”