Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda is a guitarist who rose to fame as one of two guitarists in the popular 80s heavy-metal band Twisted Sister. He joined the band in 1975, several years before they broke into commercial success with hits such as "We’re Not Gonna Take It," and "I Wanna Rock."
Ojeda, born in Cuba and raised in New York, began playing guitar at 14. Within a few years, the teenager began his professional career with a local New York City band, SPX. They recorded a few singles and played local clubs. This project was abandoned a few years later when Eddie joined the to join the then-fledgling glam band Twisted Sister. Begun in 1973, they played small clubs around New York City until 1976 when Dee Snider joined the band and became the primary songwriter.
From then on, they changed their style and played heavier music to great regional success. They were first signed to a UK label in 1982 that quickly went out of business after releasing a single record that became an underground classic. In 1983, the band was signed to a Atlantic Records on the underground success of their first EP in England. Breakthrough success came with 1984’s "Stay Hungry " album and subsequent video presence on MTV. After a disastrous 1986 tour, they went their separate ways for nearly a decade.
In 1988 Eddie briefly joined a band called Scarecrow that enjoyed limited success, releasing a single self-titled EP before disbanding. He worked as a session musician and guitar instructor during much of the 1990s. In 1998, Twisted Sister temporarily reformed to record a song for the soundtrack of Dee Snider’s movie project, "Strangeland," and have been playing together on and off since.
In addition to performing at private parties as part of a project called Visione, Eddie continues to occasionally record and perform in full-make up with Twisted Sister and their more subdued alter egos, Bent Brother. He is featured most recently on their 2006 release, "A Twisted Christmas."
After assisting in the re-recording of Twisted Sister’s "Stay Hungry" album as the 2004, 20th anniversary release "Still Hungry," Eddie decided to release a solo-album. Recorded in 2005 as Axes 2 Axes, the well-received effort included the vocal talents of Dee Snider and Ronnie James Dio, as well as Joe Franco and veteran bassman Rudy Sarzo. A lifelong Beetles fan, he recorded a heavy metal version of "Eleanor Rigby," that has received nationwide airplay and the blessing of Sir Paul McCartney. His 2005 contract with Black Lotus Records guarantees at least one more solo effort from the veteran rocker.
Featured on 11 Twisted Sister albums, he has earned, with his band mates, 25 gold and platinum records worldwide. He continues to tour as a solo act while making occasional live and televised appearances with Twisted Sister. Eddie now exclusively uses Wayne guitars, manufacturer of his signature bull’s-eye model in 2001.