Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French: "I don't foresee us playing ever again"


Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French was recently interviewed by Rock Cellar Magazine, you can read some excerpts below.

About the band's status as an ongoing entity in 2016, he said: "This year is our 40th anniversary of me, Dee Snider and Eddie Ojeda together and this is it; this is the end. We're playing some shows and that's it. It's the '40 And Fuck It' tour. [Laughs]"

About if it's bittersweet for him to see Twisted Sister finally come to an end, French said: "Well, I don't know. We already ended it once before and ended it for twelve years and got back together again. The reunion lasted a lot longer than I thought it was gonna last. The reunion has gone on thirteen years. I thought the reunion would last two years, so it's really gone on a long time. We've accomplished an awful lot and released a lot of product. I mean, the movie is coming out this year and we have a CD coming up with some live shows from back in the bar days. There's a lot that is going on."

He continued: "It's kind of like the last five minutes of a fireworks display as far as the history of Twisted Sister is concerned. When people doubt that this is the end, I tell them they shouldn't doubt it. It is the end. I don't foresee us playing ever again. These dates are it, but there'll be plenty of product out there. But I think that the shelf life of the band live has reached [its] end, [and] that's why the tour is aptly titled."