Dee Snider posted a tweet in which he talked about disco music’s influence on rock in the mid-1970s. Following that, he said KISS didn’t remain true to rock with their song ‘I Was Made For Loving You.’

Released on KISS’ 1979 album ‘Dynasty,’ ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ is among the band’s biggest hit singles to this date. Selling over 1 million copies, it is also KISS’ second Gold single. Although the song is far from KISS’ sound, it achieved commercial success and became a chart-topper. However, some KISS fans argued the song was a sell-out, and KISS members rather disliked it.

‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ was influenced by the disco genre, popular in the U.S. in the late-1970s. There is a rumor about the song that claims KISS wrote this song to prove that they can write and record a disco hit in a short time. The rumor also says that this was because their producers wanted KISS to have a more commercial sound.

Talking about the disco influence in the 1970s in a tweet, Dee Snider also touched upon ‘I Was Made For Loving You.’ In the tweet, Snider claimed that being a rocker in the mid-1970s required fighting for the right to make rock music. Following that, one of his followers told him that at least KISS stayed true to rock.

Upon seeing this, Snider said that they did so except for the song ‘I Was Made For Loving You.’ One fan then claimed that everybody did a disco song back in those days, but Snider stated this was very wrong.

Dee Snider’s tweet read:

“People don’t understand. To be a rocker in the mid-70s in the face of the disco onslaught you had to literally fight for your right to rock. The whole SMF thing came from disco boys calling us sick mutha fuckers like it was bad. Twisted Sister took it as a badge of honor!”

One of his fans then said:

“At least KISS stayed true to Hard Rock!”

Snider then told him that:

“With the exception of ‘I Was Made for Loving You,’ right?”

Another fan argued:

“Everybody did a Disco song…”

Following that, Snider said:

“Very wrong.”

You can check out the tweets below.