Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has revealed his thoughts on AC/DC via Twitter. He tweeted that ‘AC/DC is a great gateway metal band’. Here’s the statement:

“AC/DC is a great “gateway” metal band. They don’t even consider themselves metal and are a bridge between rock and truly heavy stuff.

A fan said:

“I would rather call AC/DC pure Rock n Roll. This made me want to put on “Let there be rock”

And Dee Snider responded:

“Dare I say they are the OPPOSITE of a prog band, ?”

What’s your opinion about Dee’s claim? I think he’s right. Check the tweet from below.

During a recent interview with Iron City Rocks podcast, Dee Snider explained that why he released a metal album, instead of mainstream rock album and said:

Now I got a hit metal record. It went to No. 20 on the Billboard charts. I haven’t been on the Billboard charts in 30 years. It’s been Top 10 metal record in the world since it came out, it was number one in America for six weeks.

People are going, ‘Holy fuck! Dee Snider is back.’ With the help of Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and his whole bunch of contemporary metal artists, I’ve found my place among contemporary metal bands and with the contemporary metal audience.

My Spotify is 18-58, so I not only brought my old fans with me, but kids are getting turned on to Dee Snider, which Jamey said, ‘I’m telling you, man, with the right record, there’s a place for you.’ He was right. We’re going back into the studio this winter to start working on the follow-up album.

So, like I said, I’ve done different things, I’ve done a number of different projects from ‘Van Helsing’s Curse’ to Desperado to Widowmaker, then solo, odd solo records, like ‘Dee Does Broadway’. I did a mainstream rock record last year or whenever it was.

But with this record, ‘For The Love Of Metal’, this is my place, my passion. I just didn’t know how to make my mark within the current community. Jamey helped me figure that out. Now that I figured it out, I ain’t going nowhere.”

Click here to entire interview.