Dee Snider Says Brian May’s Tony Iommi Influence Was In Full Effect During Queen’s Metal Years

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that the legendary band Queen was heavier in its early days as the lead guitarist Brian May was heavily influenced by Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi in the early records of the band.

As his fans know by now, Dee Snider is a big fan of Queen and has quite different opinions about the legendary band since he’s a fan from the very beginning of the band. According to Snider, Queen was a metal band within its first three studio albums. Furthermore, Twisted Sister frontman shared a tweet strictly stating that even frontman Freddie Mercury would lie if he said they were a rock band in the early days.

Here is what Snider said:

“As a day one, album one, tour one, Queen fan I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt…Freddie would be wrong AND a liar. 🙂 Go back to the first three albums and tell me they aren’t metal. One of Brian May’s biggest influences is Tony Iommi! #fact #justsayin”

Recently, legendary musician Snider shared a post on his official Twitter page revealing that Queen had heavier music in its early days, especially with its first three studio albums, according to Dee since he’s a huge Queen fan from day 1.

Furthermore, Snider stated that the legendary guitarist Brian May was influenced by another iconic guitarist at the time, Tony Iommi which was quite visible in the early recording of Queen. However, the band’s music turned into rock rather than metal as they grew bigger.

Here is what Snider said:

“Those really were Quenn‘s metal years. They were VERY heavy for the time (Brian May’s Tony Iommi influence was in full effect). The band continued to have heavy moments, but not as consistently as those early records. #justsayin”

You can see the Twitter post below.