Twisted Sister’s vocalist Dee Snider replied to a question on Twitter asking his opinion on who ‘created metal’ and his reply consisted of five bands. However, his priorities seemed odd as he put Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath at the end of his list.
Snider is known to be quite active on his Twitter account through which he replies to his fans’ and followers’ questions and reactions. Recently, he responded to a follower asking about his top 5 metal bands but he received a lot of criticism with his answer because he did not mention some metal icons. Aside from that, he also put the two most influential bands at the bottom of the list.
Here is what Snider tweeted:
“Mountain, Blue Cheer, Grand Funk, Led Zep and Black Sabbath.”
When most people think of metal, the first band that comes to mind is Black Sabbath, and therefore it grabbed people’s attention as the first 3 bands he mentioned are not known and appreciated as much as Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin.
After receiving some criticism, Snider re-replied to his follower’s tweet, making an explanation. This time, he didn’t forget to mention that Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were supposed to be on top of the list.
Here is what he replied again:
“As a guy who was there at the very beginning (I’m old!) credit goes to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and Sabbath was inspired by Led Zep. ‘Paranoid’ was their attempt at ‘Communication Breakdown.’ Honorable mentions Blue Cheer, Leslie West Mountain, Grand Funk, and Sir Lord Baltimore!”
Although Snider didn’t create a huge list, it nevertheless grabbed his followers’ attention as to why he put Mountain, Blue Cheer, and Grand Funk on the list leaving other influential bands such as Deep Purple out. It is not possible to please everybody and even though he ‘corrected’ himself after his initial tweet, his followers continued to list bands he didn’t mention.
You can see his tweets below.
Mountain, Blue Cheer, Grand Funk, Led Zep and Black Sabbath. https://t.co/wAvDeA6x8v
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) July 23, 2021
As a guy who was there at the very beginning (I'm old!) credit goes to @ledzeppelin and @BlackSabbath . And Sabbath were inspired by Led Zep. Paranoid was their attempt at Communication Breakdown. Honorable mentions Blue Cheer, @lwestmountain, Grand Funk and Sir Lord Baltimore! https://t.co/wAvDeA6x8v
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) July 24, 2021