A little rock ‘n’ roll attitude and a whole lot of makeup can go a long, long way. Just ask the members of Twisted Sister, who will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year — and who are gearing up for the release of a double live DVD, fittingly titled ‘Double Live: Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001.’

As you’d guess from the title, ‘Double Live’ collects a pair of Twisted Sister concerts, one from the band’s early ’80s heyday, and another from a reunion performance staged by the classic lineup to benefit the families of safety workers who perished in the September 11 attacks. As the DVD press release puts it, “The reaction to Twisted Sister’s set was overwhelming and led directly to the ongoing existence of the band today.”

Twisted Sister will host a release party for the DVD at Duff’s Brooklyn on July 23, with the official release following three days later. This will be the band’s fifth live DVD, part of a list that includes ‘A Twisted Christmas Live: A December to Remember.’

The band will tour Europe throughout July, covering a string of dates that takes them from Greece to Russia, and will wrap up its summer run with an appearance at the Rock Jam in Grand Junction, Colorado, on August 27.

[Blabbermouth]