Sebastian Bach shared a tweet to respond to Dee Snider‘s statement about the hair metal era, and apparently, Bach doesn’t agree with Snider’s opinions on the origins of hair metal.

As you may know, hair metal is a term that defines pop-influenced heavy metal and hard rock bands of the late 1980s. These bands also had a distinctive appearance as they borrowed heavily from the fashion and image of 1970s glam rock. Their appearance featured wearing flashy clothing and heavy makeup as well as their long and backcombed hair.

The band KISS and Alice Cooper were the big influences of the genre. Additionally, some bands including Scorpions, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, and Dio began to carry the traces of hair metal elements in their sounds and images back in the late 1980s. The use of the term hair metal started in the early 1990s, and following the popularity of grunge music, hair metal bands lost their prominence.

The rise of grunge music from Seattle, with bands such as Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden was a significant factor in the decline of hair metal. Especially with the success of Nirvana’s classic ‘Nevermind,’ the decline became obvious. According to Dee Snider, these bands grew out of the hair metal era. During the Mistress Carrie Podcast, he claimed that hair metal was their inspiration although they rejected it.

Dee Snider argued during the podcast that:

“Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam – they grew out of the hair metal era, and although they may have rejected certain aspects of it, they still, this was their inspiration.”

However, according to his recent tweets, Sebastian Bach thinks otherwise. Upon seeing Snider’s claims, the musician stated in a tweet that there was no such thing as hair metal when these bands started as the era did not even start until the late 1990s.

Bach also commented on a fan’s tweet which stated Ratt, Poison, and Mötley Crüe were definitely hair metal. He again stated that these were not hair metal bands as the term did not exist back then.

Sebastian Bach’s first tweet commenting on Dee Snider’s claim was:

“The ‘hair metal era’ did not even start till the late 90s at the earliest. There was no such thing as ‘hair metal’ when these bands started.”

Then, a fan replied:

“Do you mean the 80s? Because Ratt, Poison, and Mötley Crüe were definitely hair metal.”

Bach then responded:

“None of those bands were ever hair metal because that term did not exist until the late 90s.”

You can check out the tweets below.