Sevendust, Lit, Chuck D Salute Twisted Sister

Joan Jett, Cradle of Filth, Anthrax among other artists contributing to tribute album due in August.

A little rouge goes a long way.

Lit, Motörhead, Sevendust, Joan Jett, Anthrax and Chuck D are among the acts lined up to salute Twisted Sister on Twisted Forever, a 16-track tribute to the ’80s glam metal icons due in August.

Joan Jett has recorded the band’s signature hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” while Lit (who landed Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider for their “Zip-Lock” video) will offer a version of “I Wanna Rock.”
Motörhead, Sevendust, Anthrax and Chuck D dig deeper into the band’s catalog, pitching in renditions of “Shoot ‘Em Down,” “I Am (I’m Me),” “Destroyer” and “Wake Up (The Sleeping Giant),” respectively.

Sebastian Bach, Fu Manchu, Nashville Pussy, Nine Days, Overkill, Cradle of Filth, Vision of Disorder, the Step Kings and Hammerfall also step into the band’s color-coded boots for the album.

Twisted Sister themselves even get in on the act, offering a cover of AC/DC’s “Sin City,” a favorite during the band’s early rehearsals.

The project has been in the works for years, and at one point, Slipknot, Kittie and Type O Negative were also talked about for the album (see “Lit, Slipknot, Others May Tribute Twisted Sister” ). However, those acts will not appear when the album arrives on August 14.

Twisted Forever tracklist:

  • Lit – “I Wanna Rock”
  • Joan Jett – “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
  • Motörhead – “Shoot ‘Em Down”
  • Nashville Pussy – “The Kids Are Back”
  • Nine Days – “The Price”
  • Chuck D – “Wake Up (The Sleeping Giant)”
  • Anthrax – “Destroyer”
  • Overkill – “Under the Blade”
  • Cradle of Filth – “The Fire Still Burns”
  • Vision of Disorder – “Don’t Let Me Down”
  • The Step Kings – “Burn in Hell”
  • Fu Manchu – “Ride to Live, Live to Ride”
  • Sebastian Bach – “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N Roll”
  • Hammerfall – “We’re Gonna Make It”
  • Sevendust – “I Am (I’m Me)”
  • Twisted Sister – “Sin City”