Twisted Sister Guitarist Thought Christmas CD Was Going To Be “The Biggest Mistake We Ever Made”
January 23, 2010
“Holy shit, this is the biggest mistake we’ve ever made as a band” were Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French’s first thoughts when working on ‘A Twisted Christmas’.
Jay Jay told Sleaze Roxx in a recent interview that “As it was coming together I’d go home and think, ‘oh man, what the fuck did I do. This is a fucking disaster and will only speed up the end faster (because the end was coming). It will just crash and burn and people will just hate us beyond words and that will be the end of it.’ It became a fucking hit and it’s become the standard for every metal band. Now everyone has done it, people thought we were crazy and now everyone has done it. Ours is the gold standard. I guess I should be proud of that. We made a very smart record.”
Jay Jay also stated, “I’ve had 5 beers my whole life, and as the band evolved we were pretty unsociable so we never partied together. Dee Snider is extremely unsocial, antisocial, so is Mark Mendoza. I don’t think we were ever together socially more than 10 times in the entire history of the band. Mark and I did, but as a band we never did. The record labels took us out a few times, but as our decision, never. That only happened after we reformed and we decided we liked each other. In the first 15 years I had dinner with Dee in Spain or Italy. It’s the only time we ever sat down together and it was because we happened to show up to the restaurant at the same time.”
The entire interview can be read at https://sleazeroxx.com/interviews/jay-jay-french-interview/.
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