"Twisted Sister" is an American heavy metal band from New York City. Their work fuses the shock tactics of Alice Cooper, the rebellious mood of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, the style of the New York Dolls, and the extravagant makeup of KISS. The group originally had a glam-like image but musically and lyrically they were closer to classic heavy metal bands such as Judas Priest and Motörhead than to contemporary glam metal/pop metal bands such as Poison and Ratt. Dee Snider, the group's frontman was even quoted as saying:
:''I don't think Twisted Sister is "Glam" because that implies glamour, and we're not glamorous.
:''We should be called "Hid" because we're hideous.
Although formed by guitar player Jay Jay French in 1973, all of their songs were written by lead singer Dee Snider. The group's hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", both popularized by regular airplay on MTV in the 1980s. Many of the band's songs explore themes of parent vs. child conflicts and criticisms of the educational system.
Twisted Sister began on February 14, 1973 when guitarist Jay Jay French joined a band called Silverstar. In those days, French was usin...
|years active||1973 - 1987, 1997 - present|
|country||New York City|
|music genre||Heavy metal music|
|current members||Dee Snider|
Jay Jay French