ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Ojeda experienced intense pain that prevented him from standing
or sitting, went to a hospital and had surgery to repair a ruptured
disc, according to bandmate Jay Jay French. Dan McCafferty, who
played guitar in singer Dee Snider's solo band, was pressed into
duty as a last-minute replacement at the Keswick Theater.
French says Ojeda is feeling better and hopes to perform at the
band's Sunday night concert at New York's Nokia Theater. If he
can't, McCafferty will fill in there as well.
"Under The Blade," Twisted Sister's first hit, was written
about Ojeda's throat surgery in the 1970s.