Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) To Film Upcoming Show In Patchogue, New York

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) will be playing a show at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, New York on June 11. The concert will be limited to 200 vaccinated or tested people and it will be filmed for a future live release. Tickets are available at Eventbrite with a portion of the proceeds set to go towards Melissa’s Wish.

Australian Politician Ordered To Pay $1.2 Million After Losing Twisted Sister Copyright Case

According to The Guardian, Australian politician Clive Palmer has lost a copyright case involving the unauthorized use of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Palmer will now be required to pay AUS$1.5 million (approximately $1.17 million) in damages.

This news comes after Palmer changed “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to “Aussies Not Gonna Cop It” in 2019 as part of a political campaign. Since he didn’t get permission to use the track, Universal Music filed a copyright lawsuit in February 2020. Ultimately, the case went before federal court justice Anna Katzmann, who ruled that Palmer’s song was a “substantial” reproduction of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

Palmer tried to argue that Twisted Sister made the song by ripping off “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” but that argument didn’t pan out. A representative for the politician also claimed that the campaign did try to get the rights to the song, but they didn’t pursue things further due to a AU$150,000 fee. Katzmann commented:

“I do not accept that Mr Palmer honestly believed at any relevant time that his use of the copyright works was lawful.”

Dee Snider also commented on Twitter:

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French To Release New Book “Twisted Business: Lessons From My Life In Rock ‘N’ Roll” In September

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French has announced that his new book “Twisted Business: Lessons From My Life In Rock ‘N’ Roll” will be released on September 21 via RosettaBooks. That effort is being described as a “’bizoir’: part memoir and part business primer.”

Here’s a synopsis for the book [via Amazon]:

“Jay Jay French—founder, guitarist, and manager of the world-famous heavy metal band Twisted Sister—delivers his “bizoir”: part memoir and part business primer.

In addition to founding Twisted Sister, a world-famous heavy metal band that has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, Jay Jay French is one of the top entrepreneurs in entertainment. After taking over as manager in the ‘70s, French developed Twisted Sister into the most heavily licensed heavy metal band in history, leading the group to perform more than 9,000 shows in forty countries.

Part business book, part memoir, Twisted Business is an unexpected, inspiring, whirlwind story of transformation and redemption. Twisted Business follows French’s adventure-filled life—from growing up in New York City in the sixties, to working as a drug dealer and struggling as an addict before quitting cold-turkey, and finally, to creating and cultivating Twisted Sister and turning it into one of the most successful brands in the world.

Together with his mentor, Steve Farber, a best-selling author and one of the world’s top leadership and management experts, French offers unique, hard-earned tips and advice from his nearly 50 years as a musician, music business manager, and entrepreneur. French shows how, through tenacity, grit, and dedication, anyone can create their own brand, grow a successful business, re-invent themselves, or simply find success in what they love to do. Entertaining, provocative, funny, and informative, this book is the trip of a lifetime and a treasured guide for entrepreneurs, business people, and music fans alike.”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider On Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer: “This Piece Of Shit Is An Embarrassment To The Metal Community”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has taken to Twitter to blast Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer, who recently pleaded guilty to two charges related to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the US. Capitol. Snider tweeted the following about Schaffer, who has since entered into a cooperation agreement with the government:

Dee Snider On The Possibility Of A Twisted Sister Reunion: “I Would Absolutely Reunite With The Guys For A Song Or Two For A Charity Or For A Moment”

During an appearance on “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps,” Dee Snider was asked about the possibility of a Twisted Sister reunion. The frontman responded with the following:

“We’ve been on the same page with this. I would absolutely reunite with the guys for a song or two for a charity or for a moment. If [Jimmy] Fallon called up and said — he’s a big Twisted fan — ‘Hey, would you guys come on [my] show and do one of your Christmas songs?’ or whatever, I would love to. Go out and do a 90[-minute] or two-hour set as Twisted Sister again? I don’t see that happening. I’m getting a pretty great response [as a solo artist]. I broke into the Top 20 with my last [solo] album, ‘For The Love Of Metal’, which shocked the hell out of Taylor Swift and Kanye [West]. ‘What’s that old white guy doing up here?’ And I’m, like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t know what happened. But people like the new record. It took quite a bit to find my place in the [metal] community [as a solo artist], so I’m staying the course now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider To Appear On “Celebrity Family Feud”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider will be appearing in a new episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.” The musician’s family will be competing against Terry Bradshaw’s family on the show, which is expected to air this summer.

[via Blabbermouth]

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher To Guest On Dee Snider’s New Album

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) will be guesting on his new song “Time To Chose.” That track is from Snider’s upcoming album “Leave A Scar.” Aside from Fisher, the album is also expected to feature Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and more. The effort is currently being mixed by Nicky Bellmore and producer Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) recently shared a teaser for it, which you can check out below.

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Reveals New Album Title

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that his new album will be called “Leave A Scar.” The frontman told New York’s Q104.3 the following about the effort, which is tentatively set to be released in July:

“It is very heavy, but there are some surprises on there that I think people are gonna really be excited about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Sing Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” In New “Rock Me Amadeus” Video

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider can be seen singing Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” in a new music video from the Broadway show “Rock Me Amadeus.” The clip combines the aforementioned track with Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited,” which was sung by Chloe Lowery and Kia Warren, and the classical strings of Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo And Juliet” theme. “Rock Me Amadeus” co-producer Tony Bruno commented:

“As in ‘Romeo And Juliet’, there’s always more to love than the attraction. It’s complicated, frustrating and painful at times. Some endure and some don’t. This mashup was born out of that feeling which we have all experienced at one time or another.”

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Finishes Recording Vocals For New Album

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has revealed that he has finished tracking vocals for his new album. He tweeted the following about that: