Practically 5 months after TWISTED SISTER‘s one-off onstage reunion on the Metallic Corridor Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider was requested in a brand new interview with 94.5 KATS about the potential of extra stay performances from him and his bandmates. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Nicely, I am a person of my phrase, and I mentioned that we had been retiring in 2016. And that is it. Folks reacted very positively once I mentioned I may see TWISTED getting collectively for a charity occasion for just a few songs. We received collectively for the Heavy Metallic Corridor Of Fame induction [in January]. I can see one thing like that. We’re all pals, and it is enjoyable. However going out, hitting the highway…
“I used to be supplied a task… They’re doing a brand new Broadway manufacturing of ‘Peter Pan’, they usually need me to play Captain Hook,” he continued. “They usually needed me to exit on tour for 2 years, taking part in Captain Hook, after which deliver it to Broadway. And I used to be going, ‘I’m flattered. I might be a tremendous Captain Hook, now that I give it some thought. However on the similar time, that a part of my life is completed. That dwelling out of a suitcase — I am achieved.'”
This previous April, Dee informed Yahoo! Leisure that the band will come again collectively subsequent 12 months for particular performances “at completely different political rallies that want our assist.” The singer added: “We had been all in favor of gonna go right down to assist Beto [O’Rourke], however we could not schedule it. You realize, the band has a priority that the [classic TWISTED SISTER] tune [‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’] is being co-opted by the intense proper… and we wish to make it possible for individuals nonetheless know it is a tune for everyone and it doesn’t signify that egocentric micro group. It’s actually for the mass individuals, the reasonable individuals, the those that simply wish to stay their lives, be themselves, and never have individuals inform ’em they cannot be themselves. So, I believe you will see us at political rallies and stuff like that. We’ll be on the market subsequent 12 months.”
Available to be inducted into the Metallic Corridor Of Fame had been Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza and Mike Portnoy, who has performed drums for TWISTED SISTER because the passing of former member A.J. Pero. Guitarist Eddie Ojeda was absent from the occasion after contracting COVID-19; filling in for him was Keith Robert Warfare.
The spotlight of the ceremony — which additionally noticed FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm, NWOBHM heroes RAVEN, and guitarists Chris Impellitteri and Doug Aldrich honored — was TWISTED SISTER‘s extremely charged three-song set consisting of the staples “You Cannot Cease Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Below The Blade”, in addition to the anthem “We’re Not Gonna To Take It”.
In late January, Snider informed Eonmusic that there have been no further TWISTED SISTER reunion performances within the works. “A tough ‘no plans’,” he mentioned on the time. “No plans in any respect to try this.”
Occurring to reference each OZZY OSBOURNE and MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s retirement and returns, he added: “You realize, I’ve mentioned when individuals retire, they need to go away the stage, and all these bands, I am bored with shopping for ‘No Extra Excursions’ shirts and seeing individuals signing contracts in blood after which they present up three years later. I do not consider in that bullshit, so I do not assume it is going to occur.”
In March, French informed Canada’s The Metallic Voice that the Metallic Corridor Of Fame efficiency should not give followers the impression that there will probably be extra TWISTED SISTER performances to comply with. “There is not any reunion to talk of,” he mentioned. “I am not gonna be so cynical and say that it could not result in conversations, however we by no means had a single dialog a few reunion previous to this. Not one.
“Folks at all times go, ‘When are you guys getting again collectively?’ I say, ‘Nicely, we discuss on a regular basis, however we by no means speak about taking part in. However we speak about enterprise,'” Jay Jay added. “Why will we speak about enterprise? As a result of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock’ are essentially the most licensed songs within the historical past of the music enterprise; they’re in additional TV commercials, film soundtracks… So we do licensing offers all day lengthy. It is actually what we do. I am within the enterprise of music licensing, which is a enterprise I did not know existed.”
In 2016, TWISTED SISTER launched into one last trek, titled “Forty And Fuck It”, in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. These exhibits featured the band’s “core lineup” of Snider, French, Ojeda and Mendoza, together with Portnoy. The band’s last-ever live performance happened in November of that 12 months — 20 months after the passing of Pero.
TWISTED SISTER‘s unique run ended within the late ’80s. After greater than a decade, the band publicly reunited in November 2001 to high the invoice of New York Metal, a hard-rock profit live performance to lift cash for the New York Police And Fireplace Widows’ And Youngsters’s Profit Fund.
The surviving members of the traditional lineup of TWISTED SISTER beforehand reunited just about in March 2021 for a particular episode of Mendoza‘s Web TV present “22 Now”. The hour-and-a-half-long program was a tribute to Pero, who died precisely six years earlier on the age of 55 whereas on tour with the band ADRENALINE MOB.
Previous to the March 2021 digital reunion, the 4 surviving members of TWISTED SISTER reunited for 2 days and nights in November 2019 to have a good time the thirty fifth anniversary of the band’s traditional album “Keep Hungry”.
In a 2021 interview with the “Metallic From The Inside” podcast, Snider was requested if he’s nonetheless steadfast about not wanting TWISTED SISTER to reunite. He responded: “[I am] 100% dedicated to not reuniting. Now, let me simply be clear: we’re pals. I did a [solo] present a few weeks in the past [on June 11 at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, New York] and [TWISTED SISTER bassist Mark] Mendoza confirmed up, and we did [TWISTED SISTER‘s] ‘Below The Blade’, and it was superior. I discuss to the fellows on a regular basis. I can present you my textual content messages. We have now somewhat textual content group, and we had been sending messages backwards and forwards.
“To me, that was the rationale to reunite, was to repair the relationships [between the members of the band], and we did repair’ em, and we’re pals,” he defined. “I really feel we did what we may do with out simply doing the identical factor over. And I needed to do some new, difficult issues that I could not do inside TWISTED. And the solo data I’ve achieved I couldn’t have achieved with TWISTED SISTER. I couldn’t have achieved ‘Dee Does Broadway’ with TWISTED SISTER — ‘Twisted Does Broadway’. And I couldn’t have achieved ‘For The Love Of Metallic’ with TWISTED SISTER; individuals would by no means have accepted it. However as a solo artist, I am allowed to vary and evolve. And a few issues [fans have] favored; some issues they’ve not favored. However on the similar time, I am allowed; nobody’s ever questioned [it]. And, once more, if TWISTED SISTER did it, it might be, like, ‘Hey, it does not sound like TWISTED SISTER anymore’; it might have been that type of factor.”
Circling again to the prospect of TWISTED SISTER reuniting, Dee mentioned: “I may see us doing a charity — a few songs for charity, for the precise causes. We received [back] collectively initially for charity, which was a superb purpose to get collectively. I may see [talk show host Jimmy] Fallon — he is a giant fan — if he mentioned, ‘Hey, guys, are you able to guys come on ‘[The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’] and do ‘White Christmas’ for us?’ Fuck yeah. However to do a tour, to do 90 minutes, two hours on a stage, I do not see that taking place. And credit score to all people within the band, and I do know some individuals — with out naming names — some guys, they might have stored going; others didn’t wanna hold going. However I am certain we get presents. Jay Jay French is the supervisor of TWISTED, ‘trigger it is nonetheless an entity — there’s nonetheless royalties and licenses and issues like that, and merchandise — he isn’t introduced one provide, and I am certain we have gotten ’em. ‘Trigger we’re not even contemplating it. It does not matter what they’re providing; we’re not doing it.”