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Watch: TWISTED SISTER Performs Live For First Time In More Than Six Years

TWISTED SISTER reunited for a three-song performance Thursday night (January 26) at the Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California. Most of the surviving members of the band's classic lineup — Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar) and Mark Mendoza (bas...
January 27, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Says It's 'Very Frustrating' When People Assume He Supports All Politicians Who Use 'We're Not Gonna Take It' At Campaign Rallies

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was asked why it's dangerous when the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is co-opted by various politicians and used at their campaign rallies. He responded: "That is the key w...
January 25, 2023
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MOTÖRHEAD Shares Previously Unreleased Song 'Greedy Bastards' From 'Bad Magic' Sessions

MOTÖRHEAD, the iconic Godfathers of heavy metal, have unleashed a brand new video for the previously unreleased track "Greedy Bastards", taken from the upcoming release "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic". "Greedy Bastards" is the second rare gem found in the recording session vaults for the 23rd (and...
January 24, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Explains His Comments About ROBERT PLANT: 'You Can't Put Me And Him In The Same Category'

Dee Snider, the outspoken frontman for TWISTED SISTER, was asked in a new interview with the "Sally Steele Rocks!" show if he ever regrets some of the "spur-of-the-moment" comments he has made about various other celebrities and public figures on social media. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
January 22, 2023
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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Will Perform Three Songs At 'Metal Hall Of Fame'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French spoke about the band's decision to reunite to perform at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala. Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will also induct TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of...
January 19, 2023
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Has Lost 50 Pounds Since Last Summer

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he has lost more than 20 percent of his body weight since he changed his diet last year. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 17),Owens took to his Instagram to share a full-body mirror selfie, and he included the following message: "I started work...
January 17, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Confirms He Will Be The Drummer For TWISTED SISTER's 'Metal Hall Of Fame' Reunion Performance

Mike Portnoy has confirmed that he will play drums for TWISTED SISTER when the band reunites to perform at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala. Portnoy and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will also induct TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider (vocals),Jay Jay French (guitar),Eddie O...
January 12, 2023
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TWISTED SISTER To Perform For First Time Since 2016 At This Month's 'Metal Hall Of Fame' Induction

TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider (vocals),Jay Jay French (guitar),Eddie Ojeda (guitar),Mark Mendoza (bass) and late drummer A.J Pero will be inducted by guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala, set to tak...
January 11, 2023
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KINGDOM COME's JAMES KOTTAK Says He Recently 'Jacked' His Left Hip Up When 'He Tripped And Fell On The Pavement'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he "really jacked" his left up last fall when he "tripped and fell on the pavement." The 60-year-old musician, who missed some of KINGDOM COME's shows in September because he was dealing with "health issues", discussed his late...
January 9, 2023
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TODD LA TORRE On DEE SNIDER's 'Frontman' Debate: 'DIO And PLANT Didn't Have To Run Around Doing Jumps, Spinning Mic Stands, Or Anything Else'

QUEENSRŸCHE's Todd La Torre has publicly disagreed with TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider on the issue of what makes great "frontmen" in rock. Snider ignited the debate late last month on Twitter, after a fan's reply to a tweet that praised Ronnie James Dio as the second-greatest frontman in rock followin...
January 5, 2023
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Lies They Tell Our Children

Avowedly passionate about truth, justice and personal politics, ANTI-FLAG have never been a band concerned with appealing to the masses. The popularity and prominence that they have earned, while remaining resolute and fearless in both their lyrics and real-world support for many righteous causes, i...
January 4, 2023
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DEE SNIDER On Why DIO And PLANT Are Not Great Frontmen: They Are Amazing Singers 'But They Are Not Performers'

Dee Snider says that Robert Plant and Ronnie James Dio are great singers but are "not performers". The TWISTED SISTER vocalist broached the subject while commemorating what would have been late drummer Cozy Powell's (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) 75th birthday late last month. After calling Powell a "rock...
January 4, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Talks His Vocal Performance: 'I Don't Think I Sound Like Anybody' Else

In a new interview with Heavy New York, former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens reflected on his vocal performance on the debut album from WINTERS BANE, "Heart Of A Killer", which was released in 1993, three years before he joined PRIEST as the replacement for Rob Halford. He sa...
January 3, 2023
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Why Now Was Right Time To Release New Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens spoke to Brian Aberback of The Aquarian Weekly about his recently released solo EP, "Return To Death Row". The effort was produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (JASTA, DEE SNIDER). Players on the EP, which contain Owens's "heaviest songs...
December 30, 2022
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Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Seventh Anniversary Of His Death

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has paid tribute to the band's frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister on the seventh anniversary of his death. Earlier today (Wednesday, December 28),Mikkey took to his social media to write: "It's now been 7 years since Lemmy moved on. Time goes by so fast. "I have been...
December 28, 2022