Interviews

This page is where we’re going to store the history of TS – articles from the band, their friends and their crew, interviews and everything else that tells the story of Twisted Sister. A really good place to get a capsule history (and if you have anything to add, you can edit the band’s history) is the Twisted Sister WikiPedia Page – a sure sign that TS is as permanent a slice of American culture as any other band.

The French Connection: In The Beginning… – Jay Jay French goes way back and relates the pre-history of Twisted Sister.

Mike’s Big Column: The View From The Crew – TS crew member Mike Altini tells some hilarious stories from back in the Club Daze.

Donna’s BS From TS: Notes from the Ultimate Fan – Donna from Connecticut (DCT for short) was one of the first of Twisted’s ‘Super Fans’ – she would travel far and wide to catch TS live, and became part of a group of fans known as the ‘Front Row Girls’ who went to as many gigs at as many clubs as they could travel to. Donna’s column traced the band’s recording of the ‘Still Hungry’ album, as well as other things that were going on in the early stages of the Twisted Sister reunion.

INTERVIEWS: JAY JAY FRENCH

Donna from Connecticut Interviews Jay Jay French – Jay Jay lets our own DCT (and you!) in on a lot of inner-circle TS stuff – the story behind the TS Reunion, why there will never be a new TS studio album, and how ‘I’ll Never Grow Up Now’ ended up in the Starland Ballroom set last year.

Tone Quest Report Interview with Jay Jay French – This is a wide-ranging and entertaining interview with jay Jay French, in which he talks about everything from being a young guitar player in New York City in the Fillmore Days to his opinion of last year’s Cream reunion – and also talks quite a bit about his awesome guitar collection. (Download the Adobe Acrobat file, with lots of great pictures of Jay Jay’s guitars.)

A Twisted Interview…and Les Paul – The interview from Epiphone’s web site in which Jay Jay announces the commissioning of his ‘PinkBurst’ Signature Les Paul.

From Around The Web:

Ultimate Classic Rock: Jay Jay French: ‘Rock Is Severely in Trouble’
Sleaze Roxx: Jay Jay French Interview
HardrockHaven.net > Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French on his Daughter’s Battle with Eye Disease
The Gibson Video Interview: Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister Part 1 (Some other great TS video links here!)
The Gibson Video Interview: Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister Part 2
MorleyViews: Jay Jay French
Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Interview – UGO.com
Exclusive NY Hard Rock Examiner Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister
Metal Rules!!: Interview with Twister Sister’s Jay Jay French
Detroit Rock Blog: Monday Interview: Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

INTERVIEWS: DEE SNIDER

Snide Remarks – An Interview with Dee Snider from Pulse Weekly, where he talks about how his kids handle his fame, among other things.

Aging Rebel Learns To Take It And Like It – Another 2003 interview with Dee, as the reunion started to take off.

From Around The Web:

TWISTED SISTER’s DEE SNIDER Says He Is ‘Testing The Water’ With Three Brand New Solo Songs
Dee Snider’s Christmas Miracle – Celine Dion cover turned finances around
Dee Snider interview on Sleaze Roxx
Bullz-Eye.com Interview with Dee Snider
Dee Snider Talks About Twisted Sister’s Legacy – Powerline Magazine
KNAC Interview with Dee Snider
Reality Rocks Interview with Dee Snider
Growing Up Twisted – Dee Snider Interview – UGO.com
RockNRolla Zine Interview
Still Hungry But Not Dangerous – The Examiner
Rock United Interview with Dee Snider
Dee Snider & ‘Rock of Ages’ – Aquarian

INTERVIEWS: EDDIE OJEDA

Sleaze Roxx Eddie Ojeda Interview
Classic Rock Revisited Interview with Eddie Ojeda
Guitar International Interview with Eddie Ojeda
Rock Nightmare Interview with Eddie Ojeda
Premier Guitar Interview with Eddie Ojeda
Eddie Ojeda Talks Charvel

INTERVIEWS: MARK ‘THE ANIMAL’ MENDOZA

MAM Growls: An Interview with Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza, by Donna from Connecticut – DCT lands another freewheeling interview – this time with Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza. Anyone who knows Mark or has seen him in interviews knows that he pulls no punches and always says exactly what’s on his mind. In this interview, he talks about growing up on Long Island, breaking into the music business with The Dictators, and the highs and lows of joining his favorite band – Twisted Sister.

Metal Rules Interview with Jay Jay and Mark

INTERVIEWS: A.J. PERO

Four By Fate Recruits Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob Drummer A.J. Pero
AJ Pero Having An Influence On Adrenaline Mob
Metal Rules Interview with A.J. Pero
Twisted Sister’s A.J. Pero To Serve As Spokesman for ‘Fallen Blue’
Rudy Sarzo, A.J Pero Team Up in New Band
Drummer Talk with A.J. Pero

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