During an interview with The Metal Voice, Jay Jay French confirmed that Twisted Sister are only planning to perform three songs during their “Metal Hall Of Fame” induction ceremony. As previously reported, that event will take place at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on January 26.
French said the following while discussing the band’s plans:
“[We were thinking] ‘Okay, we’ll just show up, get the award and go home.’ I mean, that was really it. I don’t live in L.A. Dee does. I said, ‘Dee, why don’t you just go and get the award and say ‘thank you’ on behalf of the band?’ That’s it. ‘But if you’re not in L.A., maybe I’ll fly out on behalf of the band.’ And that started the conversation about what does it mean.
We haven’t been together since we broke up, and so I think we all thought maybe it’d be a cool thing, a fun thing to do — play three songs. So we’re going there. We’re gonna rehearse three songs.”
He also added that the set will likely be a one-off:
“There’s no reunion to speak of. I’m not gonna be so cynical and say that it couldn’t lead to conversations, but we never had a single conversation about a reunion prior to this. Not one.
People always go, ‘When are you guys getting back together?’ I say, ‘Well, we talk all the time, but we never talk about playing. But we talk about business.’ Why do we talk about business? Because ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock’ are the most licensed songs in the history of the music business; they’re in more TV commercials, movie soundtracks… So we do licensing deals all day long. It’s really what we do. I’m in the business of music licensing, which is a business I didn’t know existed.”