Eddie Ojeda

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Eddie Ojeda
Eddie Ojeda.jpg
Background information
Also known as Fingers
Born (1955-08-05) August 5, 1955 (age 58)
New York City, New York
Genres Heavy metal
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums
Years active 1972–present
Associated acts Twisted Sister
SPX
Website http://www.EddieOjeda.com
http://www.twistedsister.com/

Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda (born August 5, 1955 in New York City, New York) is one of the two guitarists of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister. In early 1970s he recorded a couple of singles with a band called SPX. He joined Twisted Sister in 1975. He also recorded a solo album named Axes To Axes in 2005 featuring Dee Snider, Ronnie James Dio and Rudy Sarzo among others. In a 2006 interview with rock & roll comic C.C. Banana, Eddie revealed if Twisted Sister ever retired that it would still be possible for the band to continue performing under their alternate name Bent Brother.

Eddie, along with other popular rock guitarists in the mid-80's, performed in the Hear 'n Aid project, launched by Ronnie James Dio, which had a similar goal as both Band Aid and USA for Africa.

In 2006 he is heard singing in Spanish on the Twisted Sister album "A Twisted Christmas" as well as playing drums on the album.

Eddie toured with Steve Steinman on the "Vampires Rock" tour in late 2007.

The Bullseye Guitar[edit]

Eddie is best known for his custom black/red "bullseye" guitar. In an interview, he explained that the bullseye was part of the original design of the Twisted Sister logo. The first version of the guitar was manufactured by Charvel in the 1980s. Eddie's current version is by Wayne Guitars, a company founded by Charvel's former owner, Wayne Charvel.[1] He also uses a red/white bullseye Kramer USA 1984 Reissue.[2]

There has been much debate on whether or not Zakk Wylde stole Eddie's bullseye design for his guitars. According to an interview, Eddie never talked to Zakk about it. Zakk claims that the bullseye was actually a mistake by the paint shop, it was originally going to be a swirl.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Currently, Eddie lives in New York.

Solo discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wayne Guitars: Handmade in the USA
  2. ^ Kramer Guitars
  3. ^ Exclusive Interview With Twisted Sister’S Eddie Ojeda! | Metalsucks

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