Interview with Twisted Sister Guitarist Eddie Ojeda at Alto Music in Middle Town, NY. Saturday, May 01, 2010
EO: I am doing another CD. I have plenty of songs. Right now I have about 4 songs recorded.
RN: Any idea on when it might be released?
EO: I’m not trying to rush any thing. By the end of this year, early next year.
RN: Will there be any guest artist on it?
EO: Yes there will be.
RN: Do you know who?
EO: I don’t know who yet, but hopefully some interesting people. It depends what direction the song goes in. A lot of the time I don’t know until I start recording it. My process is, I try to do things one thing at time instead of doing the whole thing at once. When you record, a lot of the time, different ideas come in to your head. You might want to change things around.
RN: Do you try to match the vocalist to the song after you write?
EO: Basically that’s what I try to do. With the song “Tonight” I pictured Ronnie (James Dio) singing it. And it was perfect. When I started singing it myself, I said to myself it sounds kind of like a Dio song, or something he would do. I could tell it would really fit his voice.
RN: Do you have any shows planed for Twisted Sister?
EO: So far we have about 15 shows lined up this year but they’re all festivals in Europe.
RN: Do you plan on doing any shows to support you new CD when it comes out?
EO: I would like to. It depends on my schedule with Twisted and other things I’m trying to do. If it’s possible. I would like to. But I don’t know right now. As far as doing that, it’s nice to promote when you put out an album, it’s nice to go out and tour behind it, but sometimes with the state of the economy it’s not the best thing to do right now.
RN: Do you plan on doing another Twisted album?
EO: We talked about it, and Dee and I have written a few songs.
RN: So you have songs written?
EO: Yes, but I think they will end up on my solo album. As far as doing another Twisted album, I never say never, because you never know. So we’ll see what happens, but it doesn’t look like its going to happen.
RN: Any time soon or not at all?
EO: Most likely, not at all, but like I said you never know.
RN: Are you working on any thing you may want people to know about?
EO: I’m working on a TV show, a situation comedy. I’m also doing some writing with Lynn Hoffman from A & E, she does Private Sessions. We are working on it and it’s in development so well see what happens.