Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the '80s hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock," will reunite for at least two shows next summer. The New York-based quintet is confir

Veteran glam-metal band Twisted Sister, best known for the '80s hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock," will reunite for at least two shows next summer. The New York-based quintet is confirmed for the Sweden Rock festival on June 8 and the Bang Your Head festival in Germany on June 28. Guitarist Jay Jay French says the band hopes to announce additional dates soon.

The concerts will be Twisted Sister's first in Europe since 1986; they last toured the United States in 1987.

"Twisted Sister was not a regular rock'n'roll band," French said. "We were bred as a killing rock-and-roll machine. It wasn't the degree of musicianship that mattered; it was the degree of killer instinct that we had." One concern is "pulling off this visual time warp," French admitted.

Twisted Sister will go out in makeup and costumes -- though no one yet knows exactly what they'll look like -- and the stage set will incorporate the neon-pink barbed wire fence from the 1984-85 "Stay Hungry" tour.


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