Twisted Sister

Tue
19
Jan

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TWISTED SISTER & ALAN FREW

 
Legendary frontman DEE SNIDER of Twisted Sister joins Mitch for episode 185 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Dee discusses the upcoming Twisted Sister documentary 'We Are Twisted F***ing Sister, his upcoming solo album 'Now', Lemmy, the Guns N' Roses reunion, David Bowie and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Twisted Sister: "We are a little bit at odds on certain subjects. We're friends and we love each other, but we definitely have our places where there's a rub. One of them is the original Twisted Sister vs. the band that everybody knows which is talked about in the documentary."

"I never planned on being here this long. I planned on being well retired by 35. As it turns out, I lost everything and started over from scratch, but my intentions were never to be doing 'this' forever."

Lemmy: "My wife said, 'I think Lemmy may have been an angel on earth."

On his new album 'NOW' (coming later this year): "I like something new. I like something contemporary. This is going to be the new sound. No more head banging. No more throwing my body on the ground. It'll still be an intense rocking performance, but it's going to be more mainstream. I've been challenged to transform myself."

For more about DEE SNIDER visit:
Online: http://www.deesnider.com
TWITTER: @deesnider
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/facedeesnider


 

 
Canadian recording artist ALAN FREW from GLASS TIGER joins Mitch for episode 186 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Alan talks about his new 80290 Rewind solo album, his recent medical scare (a stroke), his recovery and ability to perform, and much more.
Quote from the interview:

On his recovery - "I'm just weak. I tire easily. I get hoarse really quickly."

For more about ALAN FREW visit:
Online: http://www.alanfrew.com
TWITTER: @AlanFrew
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alanfrewglasstiger


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2015
 
Thu
14
Jan

The TWISTED SISTER Movie 'We are Twisted F*cking Sister!' Update

 
The Twisted Sister movie 'We are Twisted F*cking Sister!' a documentary film by Andrew Horn to be released in Europe/UK on a new date, February 12, 2016 via MONODUO FILMS. The film, lenght 137 minutes + over 2 hours bonus material will be available on VOD (iTunes & Vimeo on Demand) and as DVD (Amazon Europe and Monoduo Films Shop). The new re-worked DVD cover and a  movie trailer can be viewed below.

'We are Twisted F*cking Sister!' movie trailer: https://vimeo.com/117275694

Featuring: Twisted SisterDee SniderJay Jay FrenchEddie Ojeda, Mark “The Animal” MendozaA.J. Pero

Produced by Andrew Horn

How fitting that 2016 marks the release of the documentary film, “We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!” a documentary film by german filmmaker Andrew Horn, which recounts the untold story of Twisted Sister’s beginnings, at the same time that the band mounts their last ever tour, making their final farewell to performing after 40 years. As the band gears up for the big finish, the movie shows how it all began.

Once upon a time, they were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While the microcosm of Punk/New Wave was taking over NYC in the mid 70s - early 80s

Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a vast - and unique to it’s time - suburban, co cover-band bar scene that surrounded NYC in a 100 mile radius, yet existed in a parallel universe. Guitarist, Jay Jay French, says, “the history of Twisted is really our 10 years clawing our way through the bar scene. It’s who we are, and it’s why we are, and why we do what we do.”

The film follows the band from their beginnings as a cross-dressing glam band playing 4 shows a night, 6 nights a week in New Jersey bowling alleys and Long Island beach bars, to the suburban mega-clubs of the late 70s/early 80s, to their bust-out appearance on the UK rock TV show, “The Tube”. Through it all, Twisted stood ready to do or die for the sake of “the show”, giving their all to the crowd, and demanding full attention in return. They refused to play the usual bar band role of “human juke box for drunk and horny teens” - you were going too be entertained whether you liked it or not.

They regaled their audiences with comedy rants, dragging them on stage for vomit inducing drinking games, engaging them in fits of disco record smashing and, at their most extreme, whipping them into club-destroying frenzy. The performances were low on style and heavy on the humour and attitude - but behind it all, always smart and fulll of self-awareness. Spinal Tap may have been clueless but Twisted Sister knew exactly what they were doing!

If you think you know them from their hit songs, the MTV videos and their massive stadium shows, this is the story of how they became that band - full of strange, and often hillarious, twists and turns. It’s about Rock ‘n Roll and the business of Rock ‘n Roll. It’s about perseverance and things blowing up in your face. It’s about finding yourself, finding your audience and doing literally anything, however wild, to connect with them. And even though we know how it ends, the roller coaster ride of getting there is what it’s all about. A mesmerizing, and wickedly funny story of a 10 year odyssey to overnight success.

“A sure-fire crowd pleaser...very, very, very entertaining” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Uproarious and poignant - a tale of excess, egotism andd absurdity” - The Independent

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Wed
08
Apr

TWISTED SISTER Announce Retirement Plans & Tribute To AJ

TWISTED SISTER HONORS A.J. PERO WITH TRIBUTE CONCERTS ON THE EAST AND WEST COASTS, WELCOMES NEW DRUMMER
and
ANNOUNCES FAREWELL SHOWS IN 2016 TO MARK 40th ANNIVERSARY
 
New York, NY (April 8, 2015)—It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on March 20. 
 
Today, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass),  have announced that world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) is the replacement for their brother A.J. Pero for all shows this year.
 
To honor Pero’s memory, two shows will take place on the east coast and west coast. The first, on May 30th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will be filmed for broadcast, DVD, and CD.  The second, for the A.J. Pero family, is scheduled on Saturday, June 13 at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.
 
Additionally, fulfilling all concert obligations that have been made for the remainder of 2015 (in several different countries), Twisted Sister want their fans to know all festival dates that they have been advertised as playing will happen. 
 
Finally, Twisted Sister has made it official that 2016 will formally close the touring chapter of their illustrious and legendary career.  The “Forty and F*ck It” farewell shows celebrates the band’s 40th anniversary with the core line-up of Snider, French, Ojeda and Mendoza.
 
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Mon
04
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - KIX, CINDERELLA & TWISTED SISTER

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In episode 34 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-hosts Russ Dwarf (KILLER DWARFS) and Mark Strigl Of Talking Metal. This episode features interviews with Twisted Sister's JAY JAY FRENCH, Cinderella's JEFF LABAR and KIX's Mark Schenker.

In our first interview Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French discusses the band's upcoming performance at Heavy Montreal, the band's touring schedule and philosophy, releasing new music, The Pinkburst Project: benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation, and much more.

Our second interview is with '80s guitar God, Jeff LaBar from Cinderella. Jeff talks to Mitch about his new One For The Road album, talking on lead vocalist duties, working with drummer Cozy Powell and producer Andy Johns on Cinderella's Long Cold Winter album, the future of Cinderella and more.

We close out the episode with a great chat with KIX bassist, Mark Schenker. Mark discusses working and touring with KIX, their new album Rock Your Face Off, making new music and much more.

For More Jay Jay French visit: http://www.jayjayfrench.info ; on TWITTER: @jayjayfrench

For more Jeff LaBar visit: http://www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jefflabarand on TWITTER: @RealJeffLaBar

For more KIX visit: http://www.kixband.com ;and on TWITTER: @markschenker

Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

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