Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider pointed out that the band's current farewell tour is definitely farewell for him, but doesn't know about the rest of the gang.
Reacting to guitarist Jay Jay French's recent comments about "not ruling out" a comeback somewhere along the line, Dee said on Twitter: "Technically the band can continue on with a different singer/frontman. But I promise you it won't be me!"
He added: "Don't know about the band... but I am [finished]. Maybe they have plans to continue on without me. They have my blessing!"
Asked in January by Washington Times if this is really the end of the band, Snider said: "Most definitely. I never intended to be doing this, Twisted Sister, at this point in my life. If you watch the [Parents Music Resource Center] Senate testimony [in the 1980s], at one point I said, 'I plan on being well retired by 35.' The 'well-retired' part didn't work out. To be here at 60 and going out for the farewell shows seems a little bit overdue. [Laughs]
"It's not that I don't love the guys. It's not that I'm not proud of my past. I just want to leave with a certain degree of dignity. Leave people with a smile on their face. As opposed to them leaving, shaking their heads, saying, 'I remember when they were really good.'
"I had been saying to the band, 'Guys, we've got to call it a day. At some point, there has to be an end. Now we have been reunited more years than we were together the first time.' A reunion is not supposed to go on forever, contrary to what KISS does.
"When [drummer] AJ [Pero] passed away, the rest of the guys sort of said, 'You know what, we get it. It seems a logical time to finish things up.' Our 40th year is coming up, so we decided it would be cool to do some shows to say goodbye."