Dee Snider Explains What AC/DC Means To Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider shared a tweet on his Twitter account to respond to a fan’s question about whether AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’ had any special meaning for him or his band and he revealed the story of how the AC/DC classic became their opening every show.
Twisted Sister is a heavy metal band formed in the year 1972 in New Jersey, U.S. The band had met with fame in the early 1980s with the song ‘Stay Hungry’, getting support from Metallica. ‘I Wanna Rock‘ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘ are considered to be Twisted Sister’s most famous songs.
As many of you may know that Dee Snider‘s sympathy towards AC/DC is well known. In his previous interviews, he always talked fondly when it came to AC/DC. In one of them, he said that he thinks of ‘Highway To Hell’ as an anthem of heavy metal.
On Twitter, one of the fans asked Snider, if ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’ by AC/DC has any special meaning for Twisted Sister as he had heard it just before the band was going on the stage in the 80s. In his tweet, Snider explained that they started listening to AC/DC early in their careers when they were still struggling in the music industry. So he says, when the song came out, it immediately became their opening.
Here is what Snider had said in his tweet:
“Ah, a music question! Twisted Sister got turned onto AC/DC early in both of our careers. When we heard ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’ for the 1st time, we were already 5 or 6 years into our struggle. From that moment on that song became our battle cry /opening every show!”
Take a look at the original post below.
Ah, a music question! @TwistedSisterNY got turned onto @acdc early in both of our careers. When we heard "It's a Long Way to the Top" for the 1st time, we were already 5 or 6 years into our struggle. From that moment on that song became our battlecry /opening every show! https://t.co/wnjWWNde3q
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) May 22, 2021