| August 5, 1955 (age 60)
New York City, New York (1955-08-05) |
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums
Twisted Sister, Hear 'n Aid
Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza, A J Pero, Dee Snider, Carlos Cavazo
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.
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.
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. Zakk claims that the bullseye was actually a mistake by the paint shop, it was originally going to be a swirl. Yet, even earlier, Deke Leonard of Man had been playing both a Fender Tele and a Gibson SG Custom finished in the same 'bullseye' design, in a similar black and cream colour scheme to Zakk's guitars.
Currently, Eddie lives in New York City.Axes 2 Axes
Eddie Ojeda Wikipedia