Ojeda performing in 2006
|Also known as||Fingers|
August 5, 1955 |
New York City, New York
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums|
|Associated acts||Twisted Sister
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. In 1989 he started the band Scarecrow. 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.
In 2006 he is heard singing in Spanish on the Twisted Sister album "A Twisted Christmas" as well as playing drums on the album.
The Bullseye Guitar
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. He also uses a red/white bullseye Kramer USA 1984 Reissue.
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. Furthermore, Zakk claims that his bullseye graphic was actually a mistake by the paint shop; it was originally going to be a spiral reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo. Yet, even earlier, Deke Leonard of Man had been playing both a Fender Telecaster and a Gibson SG Custom finished in the same 'bullseye' design, in a similar black and cream color scheme to Zakk's guitars.
Currently, Eddie lives in New York City.