In a previously unreleased clip from Daniel Sarkissian's film "What Is Classic Rock?", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked to offer some advice to up-and-coming artists. He responded: "When I was 20 years old and TWISTED began, I don't think I would have ever asked someone who was 60 where the music industry was going. Because I don't think I really gave a damn. I think that I would look around at my peers and see where… I call it observing your playing field and seeing where the scene is at, rather than go to, let's say, Elvis Presley's producers and go, 'Hey, man, give me some advice as to how I can move forward,' 'cause I don't think that they're seeing things the way I'm seeing things. When they were 20, they were seeing things in their way. So when I talk to 20-year-olds, I say to them, number one, I didn't have a mentor — I never had a mentor. And number two, I was smart and I just looked around me. I think it was impossible to think… Before THE BEATLES came, nobody thought THE BEATLES were gonna come; and before Elvis came, nobody thought Elvis was gonna come; and when disco came, nobody thought disco was gonna come; and when Michael Jackson exploded, nobody thought that that was gonna happen; and when rap happened, no one thought that would last for 40 years; and when metal blew up… Nobody knows. And it should never be predictable. When it becomes predictable, it becomes old."

This past summer, Jay Jay revealed that had his prostate removed after being diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier in the year.

TWISTED SISTER retired from the road two years ago after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour. The band's last-ever concert took place in November 2016 — 20 months after the passing of TWISTED's longtime drummer A.J. Pero.

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider recently said that he had no regrets about putting the group to rest, explaining that he wanted to "step away gracefully" before it was too late.


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).