TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says the legendary band will reunite in 2024 for a number of special performances
Just over two months after TWISTED SISTER reunited onstage at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider tells Yahoo! Entertainment that the band will unite again in 2024 for some special performances “at different political rallies that need our support.”
Snider added: “We were all in favor of going down to support Beto [O’Rourke], but we couldn’t schedule it. You know, the band has a concern that the [classic TWISTED SISTER] song [‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘] is being co-opted by the extreme right… and we want to make sure that people still know it’s a song for everybody and it does not represent that selfish micro group. It is really for the mass people, the moderate people, the people that just want to live their lives, be themselves, and not have people tell ’em they can’t be themselves. So, I think you’ll see us at political rallies and stuff like that. We’ll be out there next year.”
TWISTED SISTER were on hand at the Metal Hall Of Fame to be inducted into the institution’s ranks. Band members inducted included singer Dee Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, guitarist Eddie Ojeda and late drummer A.J. Pero. Mike Portnoy would fill in for the late Pero behind the kit while guitarist Ojeda was absent from the festivities due to contracting COVID-19. Guitarist Keith Robert War filled in for him for the band’s reunion performance.
TWISTED SISTER performed a three-song set consisting of the classics “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Under The Blade“, as well as the anthem “We’re Not Gonna To Take It“.
Back in January, Snider told Eonmusic that there were no additional TWISTED SISTER reunion performances planned. “A hard ‘no plans’,” he said at the time. “No plans at all to do that.”
Making reference to acts like OZZY OSBOURNE and MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s retirement and eventual returns, Snider added: “You know, I’ve said when people retire, they should leave the stage, and all those bands, I’m tired of buying ‘No More Tours’ shirts and seeing people signing contracts in blood and then they show up three years later. I don’t believe in that bullshit, so I don’t think it’s going to happen.”