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TWISTED SISTER members Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda and Mark "The Animal" Mendoza are set to reunite at the upcoming Spooky Empire horror-themed convention in Tampa, Florida, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the band's Stay Hungry album. According to Spooky Empire: "What do you want to do with your life?!? YOU want to come to Spooky Empire and meet Twisted Sister! Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza & Eddie Ojeda will be at Spooky Empire, together again for a very exclusive, one time only gathering to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Stay Hungry! "All 4 members will be available for autographs on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd, plus be sure to catch their Q&A and photo ops! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity, ONLY at Spooky Empire in Tampa!" Details at spookyempire.com.
Very longtime HardRadio friend DEE SNIDER took to Instagram to reveal his upcoming plans, and says that he'll be taking a break from performing for the foreseeable future. Says Dee: "Well, now that my summer shows are over, I can tell you that I'm taking a break from concert performing for a while. I've got no more concerts the rest of this year. 2020, I'm clearing the boards there as well. We'll see what happens after that. In the meantime, you'll see me around... I'll be popping up here or there, I'll be doing a song or something with other people, but as far as concerts go, that's gotta take a break. I'm working on my novel, I've got some movies in production, television shows, things like that, and I've got some family situations to take care of. Everything's cool, but I've gotta take care of the home fires every now and then. So, not sure when I'll be back on the concert stage, if I'll be back, we'll see... but I'm taking a break for a while."
Very longtime HardRadio friends METALLICA soars to #1 on Pollstar's Live75 chart on the strength of eight recent performances from the band's ongoing WorldWired tour that launched in 2016. Shows at the final six stops on the tour's European leg that ran from May through late August contribute to the tally for these rankings, as does their two-night event with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of San Francico's Chase Center September 6 and 8. The rockers are also the chart's "Hot Shot", representing the highest charting new active tour.
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