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Whatever You Do Don’t Call SEBASTIAN BACH ‘Hair Metal’

sebastian bach, Whatever You Do Don’t Call SEBASTIAN BACH ‘Hair Metal’

So yeah if you ever run in to Sebastian Bach at any time you may want to avoid referring to him as a “hair metal” artist.  He doesn’t dig it.

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider tweeted out a link to an article about an upcoming compilation album from the British glam rock band SLADE. In an accompanying message, Dee wrote: “THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANY FAN OF 80’S HAIR METAL!! This band inspired so many of us!! @slade SLADE, will compile all their global successes in ‘CUM ON FEEL THE HITZ'” A short time later, the former SKID ROW frontman, who is friends with Snider, chimed in, writing: “Is there really anybody in the world who really calls themselves a fan of ”80’s Hair Metal’?” In response to Sebastian’s question, one fan wrote: “Come on, Bas, compared to the crap they call music now. Hell yes, I am a fan!” Bach then shot back: “So then is SLADE called 70’s hair metal now then? If someone [sic] called me ‘hair metal’ when I started out in SKID ROW I might not have done this for a living” The same fan wrote back: “Don’t you think Glam developed into hair metal?”, to which Sebastian responded: “No I do not think that Glam has anything to do with hair metal. Glam rockers are proud people not talentless posers which is what those terms represent” The fan then wrote, “You know back then, someone, somewhere definitely called you guys a hair metal band”, causing Bach to fire back: “No, definitely nobody did. You were obviously not there. Believe me I was. If SKID ROW was called an ’80s hair metal’ band when we started I would not have joined the band. If Dee would have rapped in ‘you can’t stop rock n’ roll’ about ‘hair metal’ I would not have turned it up”.  The fan then wrote: “SKID ROW had way too much edge to really be hair metal. You couldn’t put SKID ROW and POISON in the same category,” at which point Bach wrote: “Nobody called POISON hair metal then either. nobody used the term hair metal until the late 90’s. I’m not trying to make anybody mad these are the facts. That used to be called glam metal, or heavy metal, or hard Rock or most accurately just plain old rock n’ roll. these are facts”

So then someone tweeted out: “Is DEF LEPPARD considered hair metal? they feel a little pop/ soft rock to me? but they were played on MTV’s hair metal show”, to which Sebastian replied: “Maybe they’re called hair metal in 2020. DEF LEPPARD was never called hair metal until the late 90’s because the term hair metal did not exist until then.”

Another user then tweets: “mf was literally in an 80’s hair metal band what kind of brain rot”. Bach responded: “There is no such thing as an 80’s hair metal band because in the 80’s there was no term hair metal. I am sorry if this angers you”.

Someone even asked Bas: “THEN WHAT ELSE DO YOU CALL IT ??” to which Sebastian wrote: “When I 1st aspired to be a vocalist of a band it was called rock n’ roll Heavy metal Heavy Rock Hard Rock Glam metal Nobody in the 80s ever started a hair metal band”.

Then some other Twitter user posts: “ok so glam metal,,,which has also been CALLED hair metal,,,sir please im not angry this is just unreasonably funny to me”. This caused Sebastian to respond with: “Being labeled something that I never set out to be labeled gets under my skin. It’s a pain when people try to rewrite history. Believe me none of us ever set out to be in a hair metal band that did not exist in the 80’s”.

So grab your bucket of popcorn and feel free to read the tweets for yourself below.