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Twisted Sister - Sues Promoter Over Unpaid Farewell Show Fee

Twisted Sister, now disbanded, has sued the promoter of last year's Rock Carnival festival, claiming the band has only been paid $50,000 of the $200,000 it was to receive for headlining one of the three nights at the Lakewood, New Jersey event. And they're not gonna take it. In court papers, promoter John D'Esposito and his company Rock N Festivals said they "suffered catastrophic economic losses" due to three days of heavy rain that weekend.

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Posted: 13.06.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Twisted Sister - To Embark On Farewell Tour, Mike Portnoy On Drums

Hard rockers Twisted Sister just announced that they will do a farewell tour in 2016. The group decided to call it quits one week before A. J. Pero's sudden death from a heart attack. Twisted Sister will embark on the Forty And Fuck It Tour in 2016 with none other than Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, The Winery Dogs) filling in on drums for the final tour, as well as two tribute shows to Pero this year.

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Posted: 08.04.2015 by DaMaGeR | Comments (2)


Twisted Sister - Drummer Deceased At 55

Long-time drummer Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero, of legendary heavy metal band Twisted Sister, passed away at the age of 55. Pero was a member of Twisted Sister from 1982 to 1986, from 1997 to 1998, and again from 2003 until his death. Pero performed on Adrenaline Mob's last two albums and recently joined Four By Fate, also featuring former Frehley's Comet members Tod Howarth and John Regan.

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Posted: 20.03.2015 by J. N. | Comments (4)


Twisted Sister - 'We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!' Trailer Online

A trailer for We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!, the forthcoming movie about Twisted Sister club days by German filmmaker Andrew Horn, can be seen below. Horn has been working on it for more than five years, and production was supported with a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2013.

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Posted: 11.08.2014 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Twisted Sister - Confirm 'Stay Hungry' Anniversary Show

Twisted Sister will play a rare special warmup show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's 1984 album Stay Hungry on May 17th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey with special guests Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Killcode.

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Posted: 08.02.2014 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Twisted Sister - Former Drummer Ritchie Teeter Passes Away

Drummer Ritchie Teeter, who played in The Dictators and Twisted Sister, has died at the age of 61. Teeter joined the legendary punk band The Dictators in 1976 and appeared on their albums Manifest Destiny (1977) and Bloodbrothers (1978) before leaving the group in 1979. Teeter was also briefly a member of Twisted Sister for a few months in late 1980 and early 1981, but never appeared on a studio album with the band.

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Posted: 11.04.2012 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Twisted Sister - New Video Online

A new Twisted Sister video for the song "30", Twisted's first new song in 11 years recorded by the band for the 25th Anniversary Edition, is available online. Click here to check it out.

"30" was originally written by Dee Snider with Marc Beeman and Sharon Lawson for the reality series Gone Country. Dee says, "While '30' was my attempt at a country song for the show, the realization was that rock 'n' roll is a direct outgrowth of country music. Since '30' was written about my Twisted Sister experience, it seemed only natural for us to record it and rock it out."

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Posted: 02.07.2009 by Thryce | Comments (4)


Twisted Sister - 25th Anniversary Listening Party

As announced earlier, Twisted Sister are re-releasing "Stay Hungry" as part of the album's 25th Anniversary.

The new "Stay Hungry - 25th Anniversary Edition" includes the original album completely re-mastered plus a bonus disc of unreleased outtakes and early demos from the original sessions, as well as a new track "30" recorded especially for this collection by the 1984 lineup.

The following listening party links contain the entire re-mastered "Stay Hungry" version and two unreleased tracks, entitled "Death From Above" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" .

"Stay Hungry - 25th Anniversary Edition" will be available on June 30 through Rhino Records. All details here.

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Posted: 06.06.2009 by Thryce | Comments (2)


Twisted Sister - 25th Anniversary Edition Release Details

Rhino Records press release

After rocking clubs from Los Angeles to New York City for more than a decade, Twisted Sister made its bones in 1984 with the quintet's second Atlantic Records release, a Top 20 album that stormed the charts with a string of hit singles and genre-bending videos. Rhino proudly wears a Twisted Sister pin on its uniform, celebrating the album's multi-platinum success with a 25th Anniversary Edition that includes a bonus disc of unreleased outtakes and early demos from the original sessions, as well as a new track recorded especially for this collection by the 1984 lineup: Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza, and A.J. Pero. "Stay Hungry" 25th Anniversary Edition will be available June 30 from Rhino Records.

The first disc contains remastered versions of the nine tracks from the May 1984 original. The album was a smash thanks to a pair of fist-pumping anthems of youthful rebellion "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" that went Top 40. The band balanced those catchy songs with the harder edge of metal classics like "Burn In Hell" and "Horror-Teria," a macabre song that would later serve as the inspiration for Strangeland, a 1998 horror film written by Snider, who also starred as the sadistic Captain Howdy.

The bonus disc uncovers 15 unreleased recordings that range from alternate versions of album tracks--including "We're Not Gonna Take It"--to several non-album tracks such as "Death From Above," "Prime Motivator," and "Pay The Price," a song from the band's earlier club days. Along with the vintage tracks, the collection includes "30," Twisted's first new song in 11 years recorded by the band for the 25th Anniversary Edition.

"30" was originally written by Dee Snider with Marc Beeman and Sharon Lawson for the reality series Gone Country. Dee says, "While '30' was my attempt at a country song for the show, the realization was that rock 'n' roll is a direct outgrowth of country music. Since '30' was written about my Twisted Sister experience, it seemed only natural for us to record it and rock it out."

More than a decade after Twisted Sister's last show, the band reformed in 2001 for a benefit and continued playing together, including an astonishing run of over 50 headline festival dates performing in front of two million people in over 23 countries. In 2006, the band returned to the charts with Twisted Christmas, a holiday album that buzzsaws through yuletide classics such as, "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and "Silver Bells." That same year, the Long Island Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Twisted Sister. The band is currently at work on a new album and a Broadway musical based on Twisted Christmas. Twisted Sister will headline the annual Rocklahoma music festival July 9-12 in Pryor, Oklahoma. Rock of Ages, Broadway's latest musical hit with five Tony® nominations, features Twisted Sister prominently in its story line and with the band's aforementioned iconic anthems, "I Wanna Rock" and "We're Not Gonna Take It."

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Posted: 27.05.2009 by Thryce | Comments (7)


Twisted Sister - New Christmas Video Posted Online

Twisted Sister have posted their new video online for the song "I'll Be Home For Christmas". The song features the vocal contributions of Lita Ford, in her first video in 20 years. You can check it out at the band's Myspace page. The song is featured on the "A Twisted Christmas" album, released in 2006. "A Twisted Christmas" is the band's very own holiday CD and DVD featuring 'twisted' versions of Christmas classics.

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Posted: 29.11.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Twisted Sister - 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful' Video Posted Online

Twisted Sister's video for the track "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" has been posted online here.
The song has been selected as the new single from the band's "A Twisted Christmas" collection of metal versions of holiday classics, which came out on October 17 via Razor & Tie Records. The single will go for radio adds on November 27-28.

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Posted: 16.11.2006 by Damnated | Comments (2)


Twisted Sister - New Album Streaming Online

Twisted Sister's new album, "A Twisted Christmas", is currently streaming in it's entirety at this location.
The album was released on 17 October 2006

Upcoming Twisted Sister live dates/events include:

November
29 - Vintage Vinyl (in-store) in Fords, NJ

December
1 - The Myth in Minneapolis, MN
2 - Best Buy (in-store) in Maplewood, MN
5 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
7 - House Of Blues in Chicago, IL
9 - Pepsi Roadhouse in Burgettstown, PA
12 - House Of Blues in Los Angeles, CA
14 - House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA
17 - Hard Rock in Orlando, FL
21 - Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD
22 - Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ
23 - The House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ

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Source: twistedsister.com
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Posted: 12.11.2006 by Thryce | Comments (2)


Twisted Sister - New Cover Song From Upcoming Album Available

Twisted Sister's cover version of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' (written by Jimmy Boyd and released as a single in 1953) has been posted online at the band's official MySpace page here.
The track is part of the band's festive CD "A Twisted Christmas" which is due October 17th via Razor & Tie Records.

"A Twisted Christmas" (cover art) features the following tracklisting :
01. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
02. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
03. White Christmas
04. I'll Be Home For Christmas (featuring Lita Ford)
05. Silver Bells
06. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause
07. Let It Snow
08. Deck The Halls
09. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
10. Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days Of Christmas)

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Source: twistedsister.com
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Posted: 17.09.2006 by Thryce | Comments (4)