You can add Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French to the list of veteran artists who aren't optimistic about the future of rock 'n' roll.
They've mostly gone the way of the sax solo now that rock 'n' roll has become part of the musical establishment, but once upon a time, anthems about sticking it to the Man were a pretty big deal.
Twisted Sister stopped by New York City's Best Buy Theater recently, and with the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of its classic 'Stay Hungry' album, it was fitting that the show kicked off with the title track.
Twisted Sister's breakthrough triple-platinum album 'Stay Hungry' actually provided a hint of the turmoil to come.
Like many other metal bands of the 1980s, Twisted Sister experienced a meteoric rise to stardom and subsequent fall from grace. A difference was that theirs was even faster than most, and largely fueled by overexposure instead of the eventual shift in musical trends that felled virtually all of their peers by decade's end. This was a particularly cruel fate for a band that put in nearly
Trying to tell someone else's story is always a tricky business -- even if you're using only interviews to do it, it's easy to trip over people's feelings, miss details and unintentionally inflame old grudges. But filmmaker Andrew Horn has managed to pull it off with his upcoming Twisted Sister documentary, according to frontman Dee Snider.
If people think about Twisted Sister or Krokus at all these days, they probably remember them as completely unrelated bands who happened to enjoy their respective commercial peaks during roughly the same portion of the '80s. But the truth is that they've actually been bitter enemies for more than 30 years.