Minneapolis Food Truck Targeted By Twisted Sister Guitarist

I can see how someone would confuse this truck with the band

J.J. French is not the kind of man who is generally inclined to take it.

So what does he do when a food truck in Minnesota rips off the name of one of Twisted Sister’s album? He fights — because he’s right and free. You’ll see.

Reports claim Twisted’s guitarist and his attorney had a cease-and-desist letter delivered to the owners of the Twisted Sister House Of Hunger food truck in Minneapolis.

They want the food truck’s name changed post haste.

“It is the opinion of our client, with which we concur, that your use of the name Twisted Sister will cause dilution of our client’s famous mark and will cause confusion among consumers,” reads the letter.

“They want us to pull all existence of ourselves from the Internet, all advertising,” said one of the owners of the truck. “It’s a big list of demands.”

The truck’s owner says at least six other businesses exist in America using the Twisted Sister name, including Twisted Sisters Cupcakes in Virginia Beach; they too have been slapped with a similar letter.

Frontman Dee Snider Tweeted that he was sorry to hear about the name dispute, but made it clear that he is only the lead singer of the band and not part of the band’s management.

He claims he had nothing to do with the letters being filed.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.