Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VIDEO: Twisted Sister rock Jimmy Fallon

Twisted Sister were out in full force Tuesday night, as they rocked a couple of songs on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

The band played two tracks: their massive 1984 anthem, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” as well as “I Am (I’m Me),” an album cut off of 1983’s “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll” – a request by Fallon himself.

On Friday, April 29, Twisted Sister will perform at the Best Buy Theater in New York City to benefit The Pinkburst Project.

Created by Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French, The Pinkburst Project is a collection of custom made guitars and amplifiers that have been built to both create awareness for The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation and be sold at auction to help raise funds for research, education and support for those affected by uveitis and other inflammatory eye diseases.

Uveitis is the leading cause of blindness among American girls; French’s daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with it at age 6 during a routine eye exam. Thanks to early detection and treatment, Samantha stands a good chance of maintaining her normal sight for the rest of her life, even after going through 5 different cycles of chemo drugs in the past decade.

The Pinkburst Project one-of-a-kind collection includes custom made guitars from Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Epiphone, Gretsch & Martin and custom amps from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond. All will be offered for sale at auction during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Auction previews will take place at Skinner Auctioneers at their Boston location (63 Park Plaza). The preview dates and times will take place as follows (all times EST):

April 29: 12 noon - 7 p.m.
April 30: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 1: 9-10:30 a.m.

"The Pinkburst Project was my way of calling attention to the virtually unknown disease called uveitis,” says French. “In a world of cookie-cutter fundraisers, I wanted to do something that was different and really exciting, something that would get lots of attention with collectors of musical instruments, something never done before (and probably never again) and something that could hopefully raise a lot of money."

French commissioned the custom shops of the world's top guitar electric makers to replicate the color and style of his pink sunburst Gibson Les Paul.

The entire collection can be viewed online at and will appear in Skinner 's catalog and auction previews in April.

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Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – April 26, 2011

Twisted Sister – I Am (I’m Me)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – April 26, 2011