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Below is our complete Twisted Sister news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Thoughts while counting the number of spandex body suits worn in the David Lee Roth video “Yankee Rose”…
For those that refuse to place KISS into the hair band genre please take a look at exhibit A: The video for “Forever”: It’s as if both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley walked into wardrobe and asked for the Rikki Rocket…On the topic of bad hair, there is not a worse wig then the one worn by the principle in Motley Crue’s version of “Smoking In The Boys Room”… More...
Jon Bon Jovi alone increased acid washed denim sales by 40 percent. In the videos “Living on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” there are more ass shots of Jon than two years of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez on TMZ…There is no way the Latin kid playing the drug lord in Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood” rises to the top of the underworld…I always thought it was assumed Poison wore the most spandex until I saw the number of tight changes in David Lee Roth’s “Goin Crazy”…KISS easily has the most body hair of any rock band…The song “You’ve got Another Thing Coming” by Judas Priest takes on different meaning from when I first saw it years ago… More...
TWISTED SISTER will be guests on the US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline, with host Bob Coburn, this Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:30 PM (PT) / 11:30 PM (ET). Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet for the broadcast go to RocklineRadio.com.
Poison will be featured in VH1’s new Live & Loud series. It is recommended girls wear the least amount of clothing as possible considering this could turn into a casting session for a potential Rock of Love 4 show….Steven Adler (Guns N Roses) recently commented on bands and stars he met while touring with his band Adler’s Appetite. When asked about his show in Minnesota (where Bret Michaels was playing) he commented, “I didn’t get to meet Bret Michaels, but did get to meet Big John, and he’s the main guy on that show Rock of Love”. Thank you Steven for this week’s installment of “let’s boost Big John’s confidence”…. More...
Three rock albums were releases during 1983-1984 that would change my life. For a boy approaching his teen years these albums (actually cassette tapes) opened me up to a new world that remains part of me today. These albums were Ratt’s “Out of The Cellar,” Motley Crue’s “Shout at The Devil,” and Twisted Sister’s “Stay Hungry.” Given these three bands are back touring (Ratt and Twisted Sister playing these albums in their entirety) and the albums are celebrating 25+ years I thought it might be a good time to break down these volumes and see how they influenced, compared to each, and hold up today. More...
Australia's recently announced Rock Out Festival has been postponed until later this year. Here's the update from the organizers:
“MTD4 and Blade Promotions after consultation with the venues and major stakeholders including the International Artists, have decided that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned to postpone the event to Sept/Oct this year.
"The new dates will be advised as soon as possible.
"We anticipate announcing additional headline bands to join those previously listed as the postponement allows us to restore the event to our original concept including multiple stages, all ages ticketing and camping at all sites.
"We apologise if this postponement causes any inconvenience to those that have already purchased tickets to our event and encourage them to contact us directly - email@example.com"
The original festival dates that have been postponed are:
10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC
The bands slated to perform included: More...
American glam rockers Twisted Sister have been announced as the new headliner for the Australian east coast’s Rockout Festival, that will be hitting up Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April. Also recently added to the line-up includes Rose Tattoo, Black Majesty and Five Star Prison Cell. More acts will be added in the weeks leading up to the festival.
Tickets are on sale now to the general public at Ticketek. For information on tickets and locations, visit rockoutfestivals.com.au.
Here are the festival dates:
10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC
The lineup so far is as follows: More...
Activision will be expanding on the Guitar Hero franchise by releasing a new compilation game of what the company feels are the best songs to be included on the series. The game will be released on the Playstation 2 and 3, as well as XBox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
The first tracks revealed are:
"Barracuda" by HEART
"I Love Rock N Roll" by JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
"I Wanna Rock" by TWISTED SISTER
"Killer Queen" by QUEEN
"Killing In The Name" by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
"Nothin" But A Good Time' by POISON
"Them Bones" by ALICE IN CHAINS
"Through The Fire And Flames" by DRAGONFORCE
Maryland's M3 Rock Festival will be taking place on Saturday May 30th at Columbia, Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion. Headling the event will be heavy metal legends Twisted Sister as well as boasting performances from Extreme, Ratt, Dokken and L.A. Guns amongst others. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday.
Heavy metal legends Twisted Sister has posted the new video online for the song, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" online. The song features the vocal contributions of Lita Ford and you can check it out below. More...
Video footage has surfaced of Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French appearing onstage at Lordi's concert in New York last night. He was came onstage to perform the song, "It Snows In Hell." You can watch video footage of the performance below. More...
Blabbermouth.net reports: TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, whose manager apparently also works with Robert Plant, has told MuchMoreMusic's Matt Wells that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman have tapped ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy to sing with them on the road tour if Plant refuses to join them for the much-rumored ZEPPELIN reunion tour. "They're saying [to Robert], 'We're all rehearsed, we're ready to go, here's a gazillion dollars on the table," Snider told MuchMoreMusic. "If you don't do it, we're going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of ZEPPELIN.' And they're gonna, like, hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, 'OK,' and step in, before having the lead singer of ALTER BRIDGE out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham."
A short video clip of Snider talking to MuchMoreMusic about the possibility of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman touring with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy can be found at this location.
Plant recently shot down reports that he has signed on to team up with LED ZEPPELIN for a reunion tour. In a message posted on his web site, the singer said that he had no road plans after his recent tour with Alison Krauss, which wrapped on October 5 in Saratoga, Florida.
The message read in part: "Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with LED ZEPPELIN. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets."
Plant himself was quoted as saying, "It's both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward. I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects."
Page, Jones and Bonham have reportedly been rehearsing with a series of other vocalists, including Kennedy. There has been no official announcement as to whether the band is planning to tour or record together without Plant's involvement.
According to Psxextreme.com, fans of Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band take note: Rock Revolution is scheduled to drop on October 14 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will boast both guitar and drum peripherals. You'll be able to create your own tracks, test out each individual instrument, and of course, have a legitimate blast with several friends. Like it or not, the other two blockbuster music franchises now have some very stiff competition, and these are the songs that could propel Rock Revolution to a stunning sales victory. More...
Twisted Sister has revealed that they will bring the songs from the bands collection of christmas songs to Broadway this December. The play will be entitled, "A Twisted Christmas" after the album of the same name. No further details have been revealed but more are expected to follow.
Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has posted the following update on the bands forthcoming live DVD:
"Recorded in London, in August 2004, the critics hailed Twisted Sister's performance as one of their greatest ever. If you're an SMF, and have wondered what Twisted Sister thought about any of their live shows throughout their 35 year history, you should know this: while certain band members remember certain shows, and relate tales of particular performances as being their favourite, rarely does the band universally agree that any particular show is about as good as it gets. I can say this without hesitation or ambiguity: each band member considered that night to be amongst the most special of our careers. This concert was filmed and kept in a vault for the past four years. When the band had the opportunity to look at the footage, it brought back the heat, passion, intensity and audience participation that was at a level far above all expectations. The DVD will be released worldwide through Demolition Records, our UK based label, and we look forward to sharing this magical performance with all of you."
Known for her arsenal of BC Rich guitars - affectionately called "bitches" by those who play them - and her talent for ripping things up as good as the next guy, Lita Ford shredded things up last night at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK, a four day rock and metal fest featuring bands from the '80s like Queensrÿche, Warrant and Tesla.
Joining her on stage were Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.) on drums, Teddy Cook (Dio) on Bass, Michael T. Ross (Bent Pussycat) on keyboards, and Tom Cavanagh (Angel) on guitar.
According to Rocklahoma's official website this is Lita's first show in 15 years, not counting the warm-up gigs she did around New York earlier this month under the guise of a Lita Ford tribute act called Kiss Me Deadly.
After gaining notoriety for her guitar skills with The Runaways, Lita left the all-female rock group to forge a solo career in 1979, scoring huge hits with tunes like "Gotta Let It Go," "Kiss Me Deadly," and "Close My Eyes Forever," a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.
At the height of her career, Lita toured with some of the biggest acts in rock and metal, heavy hitters like Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, proving that girls could play guitar and helping introduce a once male-dominated genre to legions of head-banging chicks across the globe.
The Queen of Metal recently signed on with Coallier Entertainment , a New York-based label that also houses Foreigner and Twisted Sister on their roster. Does this mean we can expect a new album from the metal glamazon? This mother of two is keeping mum, but rumours of a press conference on Monday should reveal if her hiatus is finally over.
TWISTED SISTER have updated their site to reveal more scheduled live dates.
The band's tour itinerary currently includes the following shows:
10 - Lovech, Bulgaria - Lovech Music Festival (free)
15 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Arrow Rock Festival
11 - Feria de Muestras, Zaragoza, Spain - Monsters Of Rock Festival
13 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Rock & Roll Lounge
9 - Tuuri, Finland - Miljoonarock Festival 2008
15 - Lillehammer, Norway - Metal Rock Festival
13 - Milan, Italy - Rock Of Ages - A September To Remember Festival
More dates to be announced.
Thanks to Wayne Parry of The Associated Press for the following:
Rocker Redoes Anthem for Barack Obama
Jay Jay French wants to rock. He also wants Barack.
So the TWISTED SISTER guitarist has re-recorded the heavy metal band's anthem, 'I Wanna Rock', which has become 'I Want Barack'.
French, a lifelong liberal Democrat whose mother campaigned for John F. Kennedy, said Barack Obama, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has energized a new generation of voters who previously felt left out of politics.
"He has excited so many people," said French, who founded Twisted Sister in 1973, in a telephone interview Tuesday. "He has given sincere hope to people who have been out of the arena for years."
French plays guitar on the track, which features Paulie Z., singer for the band Z02, on vocals and lead guitar. They call the band Jay Jay French and Friends and stress this isn't a Twisted Sister project because that band's members are split on the presidential candidates.
The Obama camp had no immediate comment on the song.
French said an accompanying video will soon be released on YouTube, and hopes the song will someday be played at rallies for Obama, where Stevie Wonder's 'Signed, Sealed And Delivered' now reigns.
TWISTED SISTER has scheduled the following dates:
May 10 - [to be announced] - Bulgaria
Jun. 15 - Arrow Rock Festival - Nijmegen, Holland
Jul. 13 - Snatch Rock & Roll Lounge - Calgary, AB
Aug. 09 - [to be announced] - Finland
Aug. 15 - [to be announced] - Norway
Sep. 13 – [to be announced] - Milan, Italy
TWISTED SISTER have lined up a date in Holland, at a venue to-be-announced on June 15th. More details to surface soon.
Currently, Twisted Sister have the following European tour dates (cities, venues tba) scheduled:
10 - Bulgaria
15 - Holland
9 - Finland
16 - Norway
13 - Milan, Italy More...