Twisted Sister Reject Baseball's Rocker

Eighties makeup-metal band asks embattled pitcher's team to stop using its music.

Eighties makeup metal band Twisted Sister have asked the Atlanta

Braves to stop using their song "I Wanna Rock" as the theme for embattled

relief pitcher John Rocker, following the athlete's racially charged

comments to Sports Illustrated in December, the band's representatives

confirmed. Rocker was quoted making racist and homophobic statements in

the magazine, comments for which he has since apologized; the pitcher was

ordered to undergo psychiatric testing. "We don't want our music to be

connected in any way with John Rocker," former guitarist and manager Jay

Jay French said in a statement. "All five of us are the children of

immigrants, so we find Rocker's tirade against 'foreigners' to be particularly

offensive."