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Tag Archives: Twisted Sister

Amnesia Rockfest announces lineup for 2016 as Cavaleras battle

Posted by on March 24, 2016

Canada may not be on the same level as Europe when it comes about rock and metal festivals but they are working their way there with massive festivals across their maple-y country. Amnesia Rockfest is one of the biggest festivals our northern neighbors have and, aside from being the set of cheesy porn videos, they […]

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Remember When: Twisted Sister appeared in ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’?

Posted by on March 24, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Today in metal: Twisted Sister team up with Billy Joel, Alice Cooper for ‘Come Out and Play’

Posted by on November 9, 2015

30 years ago today (9), Twisted Sister released the follow-up to their 1984 smash Stay Hungry. Come Out and Play was, well, it was not particularly great. While the album was popular enough to go gold, it didn’t quite have the hits that the previous album had and was reportedly one of the first CDs to go out […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Back to school jams

Posted by on August 26, 2015

As the parents around the country start to sing the Christmas jingle about it being the “most wonderful time of the year,” there are thousands of students returning to their respective schools and universities to continue their education. Whether they are going willingly, or because it’s the law, it’s an annual rite of passage for […]

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Dee Snider says AJ Pero was irresponsibe

Posted by on April 9, 2015

While the untimely passing of Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero sent shock waves throughout the hard rock and metal community, the band’s frontman Dee Snider suggested that it might have been preventable. Appearing on TMZ and on his syndicated show House of Hair, Snider attempted to make the death of his bandmate a learning […]

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Twisted Sister to embark on final tour with Mike Portnoy on drums

Posted by on April 7, 2015

Last month, the metal community was shocked by the sudden death of A.J. Pero. Twisted Sister’s future following the passing of their drummer seemed uncertain. Now comes word that after 40 years, Dee Snider and company will indeed call it quits following one last tour. According to TMZ, Twisted Sister will be embarking on the […]

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Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero passes away [UPDATED]

Posted by on March 20, 2015

According to the Twisted Sister Facebook page, iconic metal drummer A.J. Pero has passed away at the age of 55. “The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero. The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.” […]

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Dee Snider turns 60, disses KISS

Posted by on March 18, 2015

This past Sunday, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider turned 60, and marked the occasion by posting a topless picture of him and his wife. Don’t get your panties in a bunch, only Snider is topless, and he looks surprisingly buff and, well, not 60 for his age. “This is 60? This IS 60!” he  commented […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Performances of Heavy Montreal 2014

Posted by on August 11, 2014

Featuring Metallica’s only North American performance of 2014 (along with Slayer and Anthrax!) and drawing 40,000 bodies through the door on Day 1 alone, Heavy Montreal shut down Parc Jean-Drapeau in Quebec this past weekend to create the ultimate metal destination for Canadians, adventurous Americans and even a few fanatical travelers from overseas. We had […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What’s your can’t-miss summer show?

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Hard to believe, but it’s not officially summer until tomorrow. With Memorial Day in the books and most kids already out of school, it’s about to kick into high gear. Along with beaches, barbeques, ice cream and all the other accoutrements of summer comes the summer festival season. With Mayhem becoming the metal establishment, there’s […]

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