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Twisted Sister Demand Payment For Cancelled Benefit Concert

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MTV.com reports: Hair-metallers Twisted Sister are keeping the $25,000 deposit they were handed when they were booked to perform at a benefit concert for the U.S. troops in California, according to The Orange County Register. The band is demanding to be paid the rest of its agreed-upon fee of $50,000 for the gig, which was canceled due to lack of interest.

A Newport Beach, California couple borrowed $100,000 to book TWISTED SISTER with the hopes that they will sell enough tickets to make all their money back, and then some. The Dec. 14 show was to raise money for the Southern California families of military personnel in Iraq.

If "A Twisted Christmas…Caroling for the Corps" sold all 4,300 seats at the Bren Events Center at UCI, it would have paid off the loan the couple took out, and raised more than $100,000 for the Southern California Chapter of Operation Homefront, a national organization that helps pay the bills for the families of deployed troops and those who return home wounded. Also planned to play were METAL SKOOL and THE IRON MAIDENS (a female tribute band to IRON MAIDEN).

Source: MTV.com

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1. inhatredofme writes:

why can't they be happy that they got any money at all? who the hell listens to twisted sister anymore?

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 6:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, TS needs to look at this and pack it up....no offense to TS but they are way past their prime and the fans are not there anymore...

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. maybe not writes:

they are actually playing their 2nd sold out night at the Beacon in NY tonight. maybe there is some interest.

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. coldiem writes:

That is just plain stupid. How does it make any sense that they should get the rest of the money? Unless there was a written contract stating they would get paid even if they didn't play, in which case the people who booked the show are morons. a$$holes.

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. The Twisted Sister writes:

Well what can you say.... "We're not gonna take it"!!!

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

this is kinda like Korn demanding the money for the furyfest even though Korn themselves cancelled.

if you dont play then you dont get the money. simple..

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 7:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Dark_Funeral writes:

i agree post 6

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Not the Beacon, the FILLMORE NYC! writes:

And TS is STILL ROCKIN' and selling out shows, what rock have you been hiding under? Twisted Christmas ROCKED at the ermmmm...FILLMORE formally Irving Plaza NYC Dec. 20th and 21st. Sold out show the 21st.

You need to get your facts straight before spewing at the mouth!

SMF4EVA!

STATEMENT FROM TWISTED SISTER, 14 December 2007
http://www.twistedsister.com/
STATEMENT FROM TWISTED SISTER

14 December 2007

On October 24, 2007, Twisted Sister signed a contract with Danny Peykoff, Niagara Distributing, for a performance scheduled to take place on December 14, 2007 at the Bren Events Center at UCI.

Mr. Peykoff represented himself on behalf of his company, Niagara Distributing to hire the band for a "corporate fundraiser."

The band negotiated this appearance in good faith and was fully prepared to perform the show as contracted. The band flew to California from New York on Wednesday, December 12. Later that day, the band learned the performance had been cancelled through various postings on internet sites.

At no time did Mr. Peykoff contact the band or the band's representatives directly with any notice of cancellation.

As is the nature with any professionally contracted live performance, deposits are kept if the promoter cancels the show, just as deposits are returned if the band cancels the show. In lieu of booking a concert in San Diego, the band committed to the contracted December 14, 2007 performance and was ready to perform.

Mr. Peykoff's statements to the press are a complete distortion of the facts, and due to the inflammatory nature of his accusations, are potentially libelous.

A future statement from the band will be forthcoming.

# Dec 24, 2007 @ 12:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. eli writes:

funny went to best buy and circuit city and both were sold out of ts stuff. had to drive to rolling stones in norride by chicago to get there music

# Jan 4, 2008 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Dark_Funeral writes:

funny how one of the biggest hair metal bands ever would have such a hissy fit over 25000$

# Jan 5, 2008 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, guess TS is goin down in flames and dee needs money to keep up with his hair stylists costs!!

# Jan 5, 2008 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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