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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Tampere, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's December 5 performance at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland can be seen below. Snider recently said that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And TARJA TURUNEN Perform With Finnish Christmas Rock Project RASKASTA JOULUA

Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) are among the guest musicians who performed with Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," earlier tonight (Tuesday, December 4) in Rauma, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RASKASTA JOULUA started with an album in ...

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DEE SNIDER Has No Desire To Do A Full Tour

Dee Snider says that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour. The band's last-ever concert took place in November of that year — 20 months ...

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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Had A Strict No-Drugs-And-Alcohol Policy: 'We Fired Anybody Who Did It'

Heavy Metal And Booze conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French at this year's "Days Of The Dead" convention, which was held November 16 in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how TWISTED SISTER adopted their look in the 1970s: French: ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH: 'I Never Had A Mentor'

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 ...

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KLAUS MEINE's Illness Forces SCORPIONS Sydney Concert Cancelation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS were forced to cancel their concert in Sydney, Australia Saturday night — just two days after calling off their Melbourne show with DEF LEPPARD. SCORPIONS vocalist Klaus Meine issued the following statement: "Dear Australian fans, believe me, I have tried everything to be up on stage tonight in Sydney... I ...

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SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink. The affectionate relationship between SCORPIONS and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Vocalist HOWARD JONES Talks Demise Of DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'It Was A Rough Ride'

Prior to LIGHT THE TORCH's October 19 performance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vocalist Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the city's 100.5 The KATT radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay between the release of the group's debut album, ...

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U.D.O. Announces New Guitarist And Bassist

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has announced the addition of Dee Dammers on guitar and Tilen Hudrap on bass. The group states: "Both are very talented musicians and we are really excited to have them in U.D.O. "We hope that you will enjoy the new lineup, and that ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'American Made'

"American Made", the new video from TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, can be seen below. The song is taken from Dee's latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released on July 27 via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says That He 'Will Be Involved' When Band Eventually Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says that he "will be involved" when the band eventually gets inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The German hard rockers, who been eligible for the honor since 1997, had been the decade-long international long shot when their 1982 album, "Blackout", blew up Top 10 in the ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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DORO Recruits Guitarist BILL HUDSON For PROGPOWER USA Performance

Guitarist Bill Hudson will perform with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's ProgPower USA festival on Thursday, September 6 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN and DIRKSCHNEIDER, says: "This is due to very unfortunate circumstances, and I will be ...

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For The Love Of Metal - Dee Snider

A House of Hair moment this is not. Officially retiring TWISTED SISTER from all activity following the passing of drummer A.J. Pero, Dee Snider answered a calling to perform new solo material. Enduring the further loss of his mother, Snider found a new habitat amongst a younger hardcore/metalcore community with which to voice his grief. ...

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