Dee Snider Disagrees About Van Halen Saving Rock And Roll

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister has recently shared multiple tweets stating that he does not believe Van Halen saved rock and roll because it was still alive when they appeared.  In the ’70s, blues, psychedelic, and acid rock served as the foundation for heavy metal. During the ’80s, heavy metal evolved substantially and acquired public popularity. The genre is characterized by a rapid, aggressive tone and distorted guitar tones. Many people credit Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath for laying the foundation for heavy metal’s stronger sound.  Later, groups like as Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, and Quiet Riot introduced various components to the genre and contributed to its popularity. Critics and passionate music lovers argue over who established the genre and sound of true heavy metal. When Dee Snider asserted that Quiet Riot opened the path for ’80s heavy metal, a heated debate erupted on Twitter.

A user responded, in response to Snider’s statement, that Van Halen, not Riot, pioneered heavy metal and saved rock and roll. The vocalist then returned to the stage and argued that Van Halen did not preserve rock & roll because it was still alive when they arrived.  Aerosmith, KISS, and Ted Nugent, according to Snider, were already preserving live rock and roll. Then, the singer responded to another tweet by stating that he didn’t want to make any rock and roll claims and that all he meant to say was that Quiet Riot’s tremendous popularity helped launch ’80s heavy metal, albeit they didn’t achieve it alone.  Initial tweet by Dee Snider regarding Quiet Riot:

“Remember? Quiet Riot. In the 1980s, Rudy Sarzo, Carlos Cavazo, Kevin DuBrow, and Frankie Banali physically tore down the wall and opened the way for the heavy metal onslaught. They are more deserving of respect than “remember these men!”  A user answered:  Friends, Van Halen salvaged rock and roll and cleared the path for the 1980s metal movement. Love Quiet Riot, but they are nowhere near that level or influence.”  The musician responds as follows:  “Interesting insight, but rock and roll was thriving before VH entered the scene. Aerosmith, KISS, Ted Nugent, and how old are you, Geordy? took care of that, along with KISS and Ted Nugent. Where you present? I was. And Quiet Riot sparked the metal movement of the 1980s.”

Then, a second user stated:  “Lol… The release of ‘Metal Health’ by Quiet Riot in 1983 saved rock and roll. Hilarious. There was a band called AC/DC that had been around since the mid-1970s and released an album in 1980 that I believe a few people purchased.”  As a reply, Dee Snider penned:  “Attention, moron: Who already mentioned rock and roll? I stated that Quiet Riot’s ‘Metal Health’ was the first heavy metal album of the 1980s! If we’re talking about saving rock & roll, why not revisit the Beatles?  Why is everyone discussing preserving rock and ’70s bands? I was attempting to give credit to Quiet Riot, whose huge popularity in the 1980s set the standard. Tweets are very concise. Is it that difficult to read all 280 characters? Now it’s a novel!”  The singer responded when another fan cited Judas Priest and Iron Maiden: “I’m not suggesting that Quiet Riot did it by themselves. Since 1973, Twisted Sister had been grinding it out. The record ‘Metal Health’ reaching number one on the Billboard charts was the turning point for us all.”  You can view the tweets listed below.

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