Twisted Sister’s former frontman Dee Snider recently responded to a series of fan tweets through his Twitter account and shared his views on the ‘rock is dead’ discussion while discussing how his daughter and ‘newer bands’ like Halestorm have affected his stance.

Sebastian Bach is without a doubt one of the rockstars who are the most active on social media. He often enjoys using his Twitter to express his views on social and political matters, talk about rock and metal music, and of course interact with his devoted fans who are always asking for Snider’s opinion on various matters.

The most recent discussion that Snider had with his fans was considering the ‘rock is dead‘ argument. As you might remember, the ‘rock is dead’ discussion was first initiated by KISS bassist Gene Simmons in 2014. Earlier this year, Simmons repeated this statement and said that rock was murdered by streaming platforms as now music is for free and people prefer to download instead of buying hard copies of records.

However, it seems like Dee Snider disagrees as with his recent tweets, he reflected the faith he has in the new generation which will continue the legacy of rock. Snider said that for example, his daughter ‘is a metalhead in all its forms’ and that the ‘older rock fans’ just need to keep an open mind and let the young ones find their way in rock music.

As for the bands, Snider said that there multiple ‘newer bands’ which prove that rock is very much alive. He said Halestorm is aperfect example‘ of young bands and stated that he finds them great. Shortly after his tweet, Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale responded to Dee’s tweet and thanked him for his kind words and support.

Here’s what Dee Snider responded to a fan who claimed that ‘rock is dead’:

“You are so sadly wrong and missing out on some amazing music and talented people.”

He went on to add:

My daughter is a metalhead in all its forms, old and new. If only the older rock fans would follow suit and open their minds to new stuff the way some younger fans do with the old.”

Another fan with a Lzzy Hale nickname chimed in and said:

“Rock will never die.”

To which Dee responded:

Your fave band Halestorm is a perfect example! What a great ‘newer’ band!”

And Lzzy Hale said:

Aw thank you Dee!”

You can check out the tweets below.