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Twisted Sister members reunite for Metal Hall of Fame induction

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Twisted Sister was back onstage together for the first time in over six years this week. The band, fronted by Dee Snider, reunited Thursday for the sixth annual Metal Hall of Fame gala, which took place at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California.

The band was among this year’s inductees, along with Raven, Lou Gramm, Doug Aldrich and Chris Impellitteri, with Steve Vai and Mike Portnoy on hand to welcome them into the Hall.

Consequence reports that Snider, bassist Mark Mendoza and guitarist Jay Jay French, joined by Portnoy on drums, treated the sold-out crowd to a three-song set that included “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Under the Blade” and their classic “We’re Not Gonna Take it.” Guitarist Eddie Ojeda was unable to join the reunion due to COVID.

The sold-out gala was Twisted Sister’s first performance together since they wrapped their 2016 farewell tour in November of that year. That tour featured Portnoy taking over on drums following original drummer AJ Pero‘s 2015 death.

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