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Twisted Sister Never Broke Up, We Just Stopped Playing Says Bassist Mark 'the animal' Mendoza

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

For The Metal Voice, Neil Turbin spoke to Twisted Sister bassist Mark 'the animal' Mendoza at The Metal Hall of Fame, which happened on Jan 26, 2023 at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills.

Watch full interview here

Camera person Kumiko Yoshitsugu

When asked about this reunion of Twisted Sister Mark Mendoza said, "No we got inducted to the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame and we made an appearance here and played three songs." Mendoza then was asked about the bands hiatus he said," When was the hiatus? We got back together again of course we played New York Steel in 2001 for 9 11. In 2003 the offers were so good that we got back together. We didn't tour so much but we did one offs, the big festivals all around the world and we did it for uh what about 14 years 15 years. And uh everybody decided they want to do other things and so we never broke up we just stopped playing."

Photo by Neil Turbin

On hand to be inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame were Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza and Mike Portnoy, who has played drums for TWISTED SISTER since the passing of former member A.J. Pero. Guitarist Eddie Ojeda was absent from the event after contracting COVID-19; filling in for him was Keith Robert War.

TWISTED SISTER performed a three-song set consisting of "You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll" , "Under The Blade", as well as the anthem "We're Not Gonna To Take It".

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