In a new interview with the Gustavo Maiato YouTube channel, Saxon’s Biff Byford discussed the most challenging moment for Saxon, mentioning that the late ’80s were the most difficult time and the iconic look of hair metal bands was stolen from his band:
“I think the most challenging period in our career and a lot of British metal bands‘ career was the sort of early ’90s, late ’80s when a lot of hair metal came in, your Cindirellas, your Motley Crues, and your Poisons, they seemed to take our style and make it their own style and they became very popular.”
Biff Byford also talked about the ”grunge” movement from the ’90s and its impact on Saxon’s audience:
“I think when grunge happened over on the West Coast, that made a big hole in a lot of our audience. A lot of rock fans, especially younger rock fans, went to see Pearl Jam and Nirvana and people like that.
”So I think that sort of American new wave of grunge thing went ’round the world like we did. So I don’t see any problem with it… We came back later; I think, in the ’90s, we came back again strong.”