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Even if he had to rediscover that fire a little. And still nobody wants to rock as much as he does…. I am the guy who had the first Sabbath album, the first Zeppelin album, the first Blue Cheer and Grand Funk albums when they came out. It was my idea! What was it that got you into into music in the first place? My father had banned television in our house; we had no TV. We have no TV! It was unbelievable. Everybody was screaming. But it was the power and the energy that was coming from that moment, and I had to be a part of it. From that moment on, I never changed my position.
How soon did you start work on becoming a singer? And I sang in the church choir. But it was a couple of years after that, when I got my first solo in Glee Club, when I auditioned. When Twisted Sister first took off around New Jersey and New York, you really grafted, playing shows every night of the week to thousands before you were even ed.
Like, a thousand people any night, even more than that quite often. But the drinking age back then was 18 , and there was no photo ID. You know what I mean? A lot of times people age out; by the time they get in their 20 s, they go to college and they grow out of it. Obviously not you, not me. That must have been a confidence boost, right? And if you look at the bill, we were like fifth down.
People freaked! And at our show, we had to go on in the daytime, so it was a pretty terrifying experience that turned out to be one of those flash points in our career. And I owe that all to Lemmy, who intervened. He knew how they were gonna react to us. And that gave us enough of a window to show who we were and what we did. And by the end of that, it was one of the greatest ovations of my life. We had just crossed over and been welcomed by the British crowd.
And that was a godsend for us. They wanted to be like the New York Dolls. So it evolved. And my wife was very big there. Why did you buy top? Did you ever catch any shit for like wearing makeup and all that kind of stuff? When someone would shout something, I would lose it, and get like all macho. You had to show that you were prepared to back the way you looked and your right to look this way. You had to be able to really a fight for your position. We were opening for Ronnie James Dio , and someone threw a bottle at me.
I climbed right over the barricade and beat the shit out of the guy. Next day, I get woken up by my ant, my manager, my lawyer, my promoter and my agent, all screaming at me. I remember the first time a situation happened. How did success change things for you? I mean, for the better, and for the worse.
We feel a sense of loss and abandonment and we take it out on the band. And you feel this loss. And it happened to Twisted Sister. In what parallel universe is this even possible? It took us so long to get to arrive. And then suddenly we were too popular. I thought everybody was seeing it that way but they were seeing it as if I had sold out and crossed over. Had you? But I love all metal. I truly love it all. One thing I try to say to young people and the community in general is that we are stronger together.
You look really cocky in the video, but surely there was also a possibility of failure in front of everyone too, right? Where did it come from? Raw stupidity! Little did I know that the industry, all the other bands, and the fans, for the most part, would fucking go quiet and leave me there by myself with my flag drooping. I could handle it.
I went in there and took it very seriously. But it also shocked the metal community. How can you be clean and sober and married and straight and intelligent, and still be this wild man on stage? How was it in the moment for you, though? It was back in the days where you had people with full satellite dishes on trucks. For the briefest of moments I almost cracked. Get it together! But it was fucking intense, brother. And I am. But fortunately I can compartmentalise, and focus that enthusiasm and that energy into my creativity. So how do you do that and still be filled with with pure joy of music and of metal?
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