Just returned from Sweden Rock Festival, a fantastic festival with great bands, the weather was a bit up and down but the mood was high, a bit so would be to sum it all. Over the coming days I will present some bands, a few pictures from Sweden Rock, I will wrap it all up with "a why" I was there report. Thetania makes Hultsfreds festivalen next week and there will probably be some reports also from there. First up is one of those bands that I unfortunately missed Twisted Sister... but I actually faced Dee Snider in Stockholm the night before I went down, which was really cool. He is a nice dude indeed, but longer than I expected. King Diamond was another act that I really wanted to see live, I really hope that there will be a tour and will bring King Diamond to Stockholm :)
Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from Long Island. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands. The band is generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work; however, the band does not consider themselves to be so.
Although the band was formed by guitarist Jay Jay French in December 1972, all of their songs were written by Dee Snider from 1976 onward. Snider remarked to David Letterman that the proposed name for the band was "This" but was rejected for fear of fans saying "This sucks". He describes Twisted Sister as "Slade meets Sex Pistols". Twisted Sister's most well-known hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", both popularized in the USA by regular airplay on MTV in the 1980s. Many of the band's songs explore themes of parent vs. child conflicts and criticisms of the educational system.
Todays tune is the title track from the second studio album "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll", released on June 27, 1983
In one series of Brainiac: Science Abuse, the song "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll" was used as an experiment to show what things could be used to stop rock and roll, using various chemicals and a stereo.
More info @
Official Twisted Sister Web
Official Dee Snider Web
Listen to ”Twisted Sister - You Can't Stop Rock 'n Roll" on Spotify here!