In the latest interview with Artists On Record, Neal Smith shared the name of the band he almost signed up with instead of Alice Cooper. The drummer provided the name directly and said the following:
“I had met Twisted Sister, and I love those guys, and I’d seen them play around that same era, the late ’70s, early ’80s. And at one time, I actually did go down, and in audition, they were looking for a drummer, and I sat in with them and jammed with them. I had a blast; I love it, and we’ve been friends ever since.”
The drummer also reflected on his thoughts about Twisted Sister being more significant in one thing than Alice Cooper. He said:
“Really, think about it; they were more of a headbanger band than Alice Cooper, that’s for sure. I would have had a blast, but it was fun to do. But it worked out for the best because they found a great drummer, and everybody in the band was always cool.”
Except for the fact that Smith auditioned for Twisted Sister, the two bands have a song together as well. The song is titled ‘Be Chrool To Your Scuel,’ for which you can see the music video here.
Catch the interview below.