The classic Twisted Sister lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza, and late drummer, A.J Pero, will be Inducted into the 2023 Metal Hall of Fame. at the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala “The Most Important Night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.”
Together, these musicians recorded Twisted Sister’s first four albums. Their first two albums “Under the Blade,” and “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll,” developed huge underground popularity for the band. This led Twisted Sister to achieve mainstream success with their third album “Stay Hungry” and the hit single “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Over the last 30 years, both We’re Not Gonna take It, along with Twisted Sister’s other classic anthem, “I Wanna Rock” are not only consider to be two of the most influential videos in the history of Heavy Metal / MTV, but these two anthems are also the most licensed anthems in the history of heavy metal! After a 12 year hiatus, Twisted Sister returned to support a major fundraiser for 9/11 Police and Fireman which led to an extraordinary resurgence on the European festival circuit. In 2006, Twisted Sister had an unexpected international hit on their release of “A Twisted Christmas”, which continues to sell every holiday season.
“The 2023 Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala is going to be an amazing event as always,” says Metal Hall of Fame President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “There will be numerous Legendary Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artist Inductions, and many exciting surprises and performances!!”
“Twisted Sister is honored to be recognized by the Metal Hall of Fame and have our names alongside many of our peers,” says Jay Jay French.
*** A special Rocavaka Meet & Greet with DEE SNIDER, Rocavaka’s brand ambassador, will take place after the Induction Ceremony where limited edition Dee Snider numbered Rocavaka bottles will be made available for purchase and signing.
Additional Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Icon Inductees, performances, All-Star jams, and other surprises for the 2023 Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala will be announced over the next few weeks!!!
35.00 Advance / 45.00 at the Door
Proceeds from the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Charity Gala go to the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). D.A.D. brings free music programs and therapy services to help special needs children and wounded veterans in various health facilities and community centers.
The Metal Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that enshrines forever, those Iconic musicians, artists, music industry executives who are responsible for making Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they keep inspiring fans throughout the world, from generation to generation.
The Metal Hall of Fame Annual Celebrity Gala has included many historical hard rock and heavy metal moments. For example, our idea to join with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne to have former Ozzy drummer Lee Kerslake accept his Platinum Record Awards for “Blizzard of Ozz” and “Diary of A Madman,” after 38 years.
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