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Twisted Sister
Origin New York City, USA
Genre(s) Glam metal, Heavy metal, Shock rock
Years active 1972 - 1988, 1997, 2001 - present
Website twistedsister.com
Members
Dee Snider
Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda
Jay Jay French
Mark "The Very Scary Animal" Mendoza
A. J. Pero
Former members
See: Twisted Sister band members

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from New York City.[1] Their work fuses the shock tactics of Alice Cooper, the rebellious mood of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and the extravagant makeup of bands like the New York Dolls and Kiss. The group has a glam-like image and implements musically elements of classic heavy metal bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden as did some of the earlier glam metal bands. Although the band has been categorized with glam metal bands, their music is much closer to the heavy metal and traditional metal style. Dee Snider, the group's frontman, has even been quoted as saying: Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Shock rock is a very wide umbrella term for artists who combine rock music with elements of theatrical shock value in live performances. ... David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... 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. ... John French (born July 20, 1952), better known with his stage name Jay Jay French or J.J. French, is the founding member and one of the two guitarists of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... Mark The Animal Mendoza (born Mark Glickman, 5 August 1955, Long Island, New York) is the bassist of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... Anthony Jude Pero (born October 14, 1959 in Staten Island, New York) is the drummist of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister He went to St. ... The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Twisted Sister, from the groups inception in 1973 until the present. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (frequently abbreviated as NWOBHM or N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s and reached mainstream attention in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of early heavy metal bands such as... Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... The acronym LAMP (or L.A.M.P.) refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or servers: Linux, the operating system; Apache, the Web server; MySQL, the database management system (or database server); Perl, PHP, Python, and/or Primate (mod mono... Classic metal is a term used to refer to heavy metal bands from the 1970s and 1980s who peaked later than the late 1960s and early 1970s pioneers of the genre, yet before the era when mainstream and underground heavy metal became seriously divided. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ...

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.[2][3]

Although the band was formed by guitarist Jay Jay French in December 1972, all of their songs were written by lead singer Dee Snider from 1976 onward. He describes Twisted Sister as "Slade meets Sex Pistols". 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.[4] For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... John French (born July 20, 1952), better known with his stage name Jay Jay French or J.J. French, is the founding member and one of the two guitarists of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Were Not Gonna Take It is a 1984 hit song by the band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. ... I Wanna Rock is a song by Twisted Sister. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...

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History of Twisted Sister

Pre-Dee period (1972 - 1976)

Twisted Sister was formed in December 1972 by guitarist Jay Jay French, and completed their line-up on February 14, 1973, when guitarist Jay Jay French joined a band called Silverstar. In those days, French was using the stage name Johnny Heartbreaker. He had previously played in some local bands and had almost auditioned for Wicked Lester, the band that would eventually become Kiss. Legend has it that French actually did audition but, according to an interview in the February, 2003 issue of Classic Rock Magazine ([5]),he approached Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley about auditioning for Wicked Lester but, upon hearing a tape of their recordings, decided that their musical style was incompatible with his. On the suggestion of Silverstar's lead singer Michael Valentine [6], the band changed its name to Twisted Sister. Valentine and the other guitarist, Billy Diamond, soon left, prompting French to assume vocal duties as well.[7] Wicked Lester, c. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Classic Rock Magazine, or simply Classic Rock is a magazine dedicated to the musical genre of classic rock Published by Future Publishing. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... This article is about the metal musician. ...


In 1975, Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda, a former high school friend of French, joined as co-lead singer and second guitarist. He had previously recorded with a New York City band called SPV. Kevin John Grace replaced Mel "Starr" Anderson on drums. Bass guitarist Kenny Neill (Kenneth Harrisson-Neill) completed the lineup. The band followed a glam rock direction, influenced by David Bowie, Slade, Mott the Hoople, Humble Pie, and New York Dolls. They played at local clubs without much success until 1976. 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. ... SPV can refer to the following: Surface Photovoltage Measurement: Used to find out bandgap of semiconductors. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an iconic English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... Humble Pie was an English rock music blues, band, best known for their hard-rocking, bluesy recordings and concert performances 1969 - 1975. ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ...


Club days (1976 - 1982)

In early 1976, Dee Snider[8] joined the band as lead singer and principal songwriter. After replacing drummer Grace with Tony Petri, the group took a heavier musical direction, influenced by Motörhead, Black Sabbath, and Alice Cooper, but without abandoning their glam image. This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ...


Although glam was out of fashion in those days, Snider's phenomenal abilities as frontman propelled the band to considerable local success. They broke attendance records at large halls in the Tri-State Region and their growing fan base began to take the name "S.M.F.F.O.T.S.", for Sick Motherfucking Friends Of Twisted Sister. Later shortened to "S.M.F." for "Sick Mother Fuckers." No record label was interested in signing the band, so in 1979 they released the single "I'll Never Grow Up Now" / "Under the Blade" on their own label, Twisted Sister Records, followed in 1980 by "Bad Boys (Of Rock & Roll)" / "Lady's Boy". The legendary Eddie Kramer produced both singles.[9] Frontman (also front man) is a term referring to the lead singer or band leader of a music group. ... The Tri-State Area The Tri-State Region is commonly used in the area surrounding New York City to unambiguously refer to the greater metropolitan area. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Eddie Kramer is an audio engineer and producer who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Curtis Mayfield, Santana, Anthrax, Carly Simon and Robin Trower. ...


In this period, the group suffered some member traffic. On October 31, 1978, Neill left to be a born again Christian, according to an interview with Snider. The band's roadie and friend, Mark "The Very Scary Animal" Mendoza, formerly bassist for The Dictators, replaced him. In December 1980, Petri also left for the Plasmatics[10] and was replaced briefly by Ritchie Teeter. Teeter, also formerly of The Dictators, was replaced in that band by Mel Anderson. In April 1981, Teeter was replaced by "Fast" Joey Brighton, who was in turn replaced by A.J. Pero from Cities, another unsigned band with local fame.[11] Mark The Animal Mendoza (born Mark Glickman, 5 August 1955, Long Island, New York) is the bassist of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... The Dictators are a proto-punk band from New York City. ... The Plasmatics were an American punk band, formed by Yale graduate and radical anti-artist Rod Swenson, around the late Wendy O. Williams. ... Anthony Jude Pero (born October 14, 1959) is the drummer of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ...


This lineup—Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and A.J. Pero—is considered the band's classic lineup, with which they would record four studio albums and perform numerous live shows around the world.


Upon the suggestion of two reporters from Sounds and Kerrang! magazines, Twisted Sister left New York to find a label in the UK. There, in April 1982, they were finally signed by Secret Records, a small British label that was mainly a punk outlet. Sounds was a British music paper, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Pre-MTV period (1982 - 1984)

In June 1982, the group released their first EP, Ruff Cuts, on the Secret Records label. This was followed shortly by their first LP, Under The Blade, produced by Pete Way of UFO. Despite rather low production quality, the album was a surprise underground hit in the UK, providing the band with sufficient name recognition to open for such metal acts as Motörhead. The album had an overall raw metal sound and included "Tear It Loose", a very fast speed metal song featuring a guitar solo by "Fast" Eddie Clarke of Motörhead. Another single, the future hit "We're Not Gonna Take It", was planned for release, but Secret Records went out of business before Snider was able to complete the lyrics. "We're Not Gonna Take It" later became one of their top singles. EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Under The Blade (1982) Secret Records (U.S. Sales Certification - Gold) Under The Blade is the highly acclaimed 1982 debut of legendary American heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ... Pete Way (born Phillip Frederick Way, 7 August 1951, in Enfield, Middlesex) is a bass player. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... Edward Clarke, better known as Fast Eddie Clarke, is a guitarist who was a member of the British heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead. ...


Somewhere around this time, Twisted Sister updated its feminized image with a more grotesque look that distinguished them from other glam metal bands of the era. The group was now regarded more as a weird-looking heavy metal band because their look and music, although still reminiscent of pop/glam styles, were growing closer to heavy metal's leather and chains images. Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ...


After an appearance on the music TV program The Tube, Atlantic Records approached the band and signed them. Atlantic was one of the labels that had turned Twisted Sister down in the Club Days period. Their first LP under Atlantic, You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll, produced by Stuart Epps, was released in 1983 and included the UK #19 hit "I Am (I'm Me)". From a production standpoint, the album sounded better than its predecessor, and it was every bit as heavy. Upon the success of the album the company decided to promote the band more heavily. A music video was made for the title track of You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll, which was to become the first of a series of comedic videos that popularized the band. Screenshot of The Tubes neon sign trademark The Tube was an innovative United Kingdom pop/rock music television programme, which ran for 5 series, from 1982 until 1987. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... You Cant Stop Rock n Roll is Twisted Sisters second full-length album, released on June 27, 1983. ...


MTV videos (1984 - 1985)

International fame came for Twisted Sister when the band's third LP, Stay Hungry, hit the stores on May 10, 1984. The album was a little more commercial-sounding than the first two, owing to Tom Werman's production, but it still included heavy songs such as the title track and "Burn In Hell". During a very successful tour, a young Metallica supported the band. Stay Hungry sold more than two million copies by the summer of 1985, and went on to sell more than three million in subsequent years. It remains the band's biggest success and is considered a classic among heavy metal fans. Stay Hungry, released on May 10, 1984, was the third album released by hard rock band Twisted Sister. ... Tom Werman (born Boston) is a record producer for Epic Records. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


Videos of hit singles "We're Not Gonna Take It" (a #21 hit in the US) and "I Wanna Rock" (US #68) ran almost constantly on MTV. Their pervasive slapstick comedy proved a change of pace for the genre and gave the band a distinctive appeal. The acclaimed surreal comedy film, Pee Wee's Big Adventure took this further with the band having an appearance making a fictional video for "Burn In Hell" on the Warner Bros. back lot only to be interrupted by Pee Wee Herman passing through. Despite being comedic in nature, the videos featured violence against parents and teachers, which placed the band under heavy criticism by conservative organizations. They were singled out by the PMRC in 1985. Twisted Sister songs "Under the Blade" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" were specifically mentioned in the associated Senate hearings. Snider was one of the few musicians to testify before a Senate committee in these hearings on September 19, 1985. (He was addressed formally by the committee counsel as "Mr. Sister".)[12] Were Not Gonna Take It is a 1984 hit song by the band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. ... I Wanna Rock is a song by Twisted Sister. ... This article is about comedic slapstick. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Pee-wees Big Adventure is a 1985 film directed by Tim Burton and written by Paul Reubens, Phil Hartman, and Michael Varhol. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee in Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States...


Decline and fall (1985 - 1987)

On November 9, 1985, the band released their fourth LP, Come Out and Play, produced by Dieter Dierks. It was not nearly as successful as its predecessor, although it did earn the band a gold album for sales of 500,000 copies. The failure was partly due to MTV banning the video for Be Chrool to Your Scuel on the grounds that it was offensive. If it had not been banned, it is arguable that Twisted Sister would have continued to gain popularity and credibility and become bigger than they already were. The song featured such guests as Alice Cooper (who also appeared in the video), Brian Setzer, Clarence Clemons and Billy Joel. The tour supporting the album was a near fiasco, with low attendance and many cancelled dates. Not even Atlantic's re-release of a remixed Under the Blade helped the band recover its popularity. "Come Out and Play" was one of the first CDs to go out of print. Come Out and Play (November 9, 1985) is the fourth album by the American Metal[2] band Twisted Sister, released by Atlantic Records. ... http://shopping. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... Be Chrool to Your Scuel is a song by heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... Brian Setzer (born April 10, 1959, Massapequa, New York) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. ... Clarence Clemons (born January 11, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American musician, best known as the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Come Out and Play is the title of at least one album and one song: Come Out and Play, a song and best known single by the punk rock group the Offspring, from their 1994 album Smash. ... CD redirects here. ...


After the tour, Pero left to rejoin Cities. He was replaced by ex-Good Rats drummer Joey "Seven" Franco. The nickname "Seven" comes from his being the band's seventh drummer. The Good Rats are a rock band from Long Island, New York. ...


In 1987, Snider embarked on a solo project, reportedly approaching future Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers, but this did not work out. He then recorded an album with Franco programming the drum machine and featuring several session musicians such as Reb Beach on guitar, Kip Winger (just before he formed Winger) and Steve Whiteman of Kix. Atlantic Records refused to release it unless it was labeled as a Twisted Sister album. So, on August 13, 1987 Love Is For Suckers made its debut. Although the band had not played in the recording sessions, they were mentioned on the album cover as if they had, and they did play some of the songs in subsequent shows. Beau Hill's production gave the album a very polished pop metal sound. The band had also removed the makeup that they had been wearing since their early days. Commercially, the album was a complete failure and many of their metal fans were disappointed with the pop sound.[citation needed] Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. ... Kip performing with the newly reformed Winger in Helsinki, October 2006 Kip Winger is an epic American rock icon, member of the heavy metal band Winger and a solo artist. ... Winger is an American Hard Rock/Glam Metal band from New York City. ... Kix are an American hard rock and glam metal band who acheived popularity in the 1980s. ... Love Is for Suckers is the 5th album by the Metal[2] group Twisted Sister. ... Beau Hill is an American record producer who is best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Kix, Winger, Warrant, Fiona, Europe and Ratt. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ...


On October 12, 1987, almost two months after the release of Love Is For Suckers, Snider left the band, the record label canceled their contract and Twisted Sister broke up. The public announcement of the band's demise came early in 1988.[13]


Separation period (1987 - 1997)

After the band's break-up, former members were involved in different projects:

  • Dee Snider formed Desperado, Widowmaker and SMFs. He also wrote, directed and starred in the movie Strangeland. A sequel, Strangeland 2, is planned.
  • Eddie Ojeda went on to join Scarecrow and then formed Prisoners of War. Both projects were unsuccessful. He also worked as a session guitarist and guitar instructor.
  • Jay Jay French stopped performing except for some guest appearances. He formed French Management and managed the alternative metal band Sevendust.
  • Mark Mendoza briefly joined Blackfoot. Then he worked as a producer and manager. He also occasionally pursued solo projects.
  • A.J. Pero was involved in several projects and subsequently toured with Snider's SMFs.
  • Joey Franco worked as a session drummer and played with Snider's Widowmaker.

In 1992, Atlantic Records released a "best of" compilation Big Hits and Nasty Cuts that also featured some live performances from the Under The Blade period. A live album from the Stay Hungry era named Live At Hammersmith was released in 1994 by CMC International. Desperado is a heavy metal band formed by Dee Snider in 1988, after Twisted Sister was disbanded. ... Strangeland is a American horror film released in 1998. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... Sevendust is an American alternative metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Blackfoot are a Southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Big Hits and Nasty Cuts, The Best of Twisted Sister, is a greatest hits compilation by Twisted Sister. ... Live At Hammersmith is a live album from Twisted Sister released 3 October 1994. ... CMC International is a record label, a division of its parent label - Sanctuary Records. ...


Reunions and re-issues (1997 - Present)

In 1998, the band recorded a song for the soundtrack of Snider's movie Strangeland.[[14]] In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


In 1999, Spitfire Records re-issued their back catalog, supplemented with previously unreleased tracks. This was followed by Club Daze Volume 1: The Studio Sessions, an album containing demo recordings from the pre-Under the Blade era, and Club Daze Volume 2: Live In The Bars, a live counterpart. Spitfire Records is a subdivision of Eagle Rock Entertainment located in New York, United States. ...


In 2001, Koch Records released a tribute album under the name Twisted Forever: A Tribute To The Legendary Twisted Sister. The album featured a wide range of artists and bands who had been influenced by Twisted Sister, including Lit, Motörhead, Chuck D, Anthrax, Overkill, Cradle of Filth, Joan Jett, Sebastian Bach, and Hammerfall. Oddly for a tribute album, Twisted Sister was also present with a cover of AC/DC's "Sin City". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A tribute album is a recorded collection of cover versions of a specific artists songs. ... Twisted Forever - A Tribute to the Legendary Twisted Sister is a tribute album released in 2001. ... Look up lit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the band. ... Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... Overkill is one of the first Thrash Metal bands, formed in the early 1980s in New Jersey (but often attributed to New York City), and very active ever since. ... Cradle of Filth are a heavy metal band formed in Suffolk, England in 1991. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. ... This article is about the rock singer. ... Hammerfall redirects here. ... This article is about the band. ...


In November of 2001, the reunited Twisted Sister joined fellow New York metal artists Anthrax, Overkill, Sebastian Bach, and Ace Frehley to headline a benefit concert for NYPD and FDNY Widows and Orphans Fund in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. New York Steel raised over $100,000 for the charity, and the reaction to the first Twisted Sister set in 14 years was overwhelming. The demand for more live dates was immediate, and the band took the first steps toward returning to the concert stage. Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951[1]), better known as Ace Frehley, is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss. ... The New York City Police Department (NYPD) , the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) has the responsibility of protecting the New York Citys five boroughs from fires and fire hazards, as well as preventing disasters like The Station nightclub fire in nearby Rhode Island, and the trampling deaths at an overcrowded building in Chicago. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... New York Steel Promotional Banner New York Steel was a benefit concert emceed by Eddie Trunk and Mike Piazza, featuring heavy metal musicians, that took place on November 28, 2001 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. ...


In 2002, a remastered "best of" compilation named Essentials was released. Fans generally consider this to be a better compilation than the one previously issued by Atlantic.


Twisted Sister, this time including Mark Mendoza, reunited again for the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2003. They also appeared in August of that same year at the Wacken Open Air festival. Footage from that show was filmed for a DVD release[15], which featured former Violent Apathy and Spite member, Tom Fuller[16]. Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock/metal festival held in Sweden since 1992. ... For the German town, see Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Hardcore punk rock band, Spite, was an essential musical hub in the Michigan hardcore scene. ...


In March 2004, they entered the studio to completely re-record their Stay Hungry album for Demolition Records. They reported that they were not happy with the original album's production, so this time they produced it themselves. The re-recording was released under the name Still Hungry and contained seven bonus tracks. Demolition Records are a UK based record label with offices in Frankfurt, New York and Tokyo. ... Still Hungry, released in 2004, was a re-release of the 1984 album Stay Hungry released by heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ...


In July 2005, the group played a free concert in Edmonton for the Klondike Days festival. In late 2005, Snider appeared on Numbers from the Beast: An All-Star Tribute to Iron Maiden, performing vocals for the Maiden classic "Wasted Years". Snider was joined by his contemporaries and peers George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, and Bob Kulick. This article is about the city in Alberta, Canada. ... A fair in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Numbers From The Beast is a tribute album to Iron Maiden, performed by some of the leading names in heavy metal music. ... Wasted Years was the fifteenth single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Somewhere in Time album. ... George Lynch (b. ... Dokken is an American heavy metal and hard rock band which was formed in 1976. ... Bob Kulick is an American guitarist best known for his studio work with KISS. He is the older brother of former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, and was the one to suggest KISS hire him. ...


Also in 2005, the band released the 2003 Wacken show on CD and DVD simply titled Live And Wacken. They also went on tour with Alice Cooper, acting as the support band but delivering a set similar to a headliner's.[17] For the German town, see Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein. ...


In 2006, Snider and French worked with Lordi to produce and play on a few tracks on their new album Arockalypse. Snider was featured on the first track, "SCG3 Special Report", as the voice of Lordi warning of the upcoming Arockalypse. French guest starred on the song "Chainsaw Buffet". Lordi is a Finnish metal band. ...


In June 2006, the band announced that they had signed with the American record label Razor and Tie to release a final CD, of heavy metal Christmas music called A Twisted Christmas. The CD was released on October 17, 2006, and was a commercial success. Razor & Tie is a New York based corporation founded in 1993 by Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 8, 2006, Twisted Sister played in front of 80,000 people in Quebec City, Canada. The show also featured Scorpions as the headliner. They also played a small concert at the Wolverhampton Civic Center. The concert was a success, with many fans hailing it as just the same as Twisted Sister at their prime. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Ville de Québec, Québec, Canada Location. ...


The group is still together and occasionally makes small tours around the world, in full makeup. Before each of these mini-tours, they perform as Bent Brother, practicing their set and appearing without makeup, usually at reduced ticket prices, although Snider and French have both voiced the opinion that they do not enjoy playing as Twisted Sister. Bent Brother Bent Brother is the name under which the members of hard rock band Twisted Sister occasionally perform. ...


Twisted Sister was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Oct 15, 2006. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ...


On December 13, 2006, Twisted Sister made an appearance on The Tonight Show. The group performed their rock version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" which is arranged in the style of "We're Not Gonna Take It". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Adeste Fideles or O Come All Ye Faithful is a Christmas carol commonly attributed to John Francis Wade in approximately 1743. ... Were Not Gonna Take It is a 1984 hit song by the band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. ...


On December 22, 2006, Twisted Sister appeared on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, performing their rock version of "O Come All Ye Faithful". This article is about the broadcast network. ... For the American late-night talk show, see The Late Late Show (CBS TV series). ... Craig Ferguson (born May 17, 1962) is a Scottish-American comedian, television host, actor, and writer. ... Adeste Fideles or O Come All Ye Faithful is a Christmas carol commonly attributed to John Francis Wade in approximately 1743. ...


On a recent episode of Dee Sniders syndicated radio program "The House of Hair", Dee stated that due to the success of the Christmas album and also due to the response to the tour promoting the album that Twisted Sister might not retire, and that they are discussing what the band's future should be.


C.C. Banana interviewed Jay Jay French stating that TS will continue. They are currently working on a DVD.


On July 15, 2007, Twisted Sister performed at glam metal festival "Rocklahoma."


Twisted Sister's famous "I Wanna Rock" was featured in the game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s as a playable song (instead of being a cover like several songs featured in the game, it was the version from the 2004 remake of their classic album Stay Hungry, titled Still Hungry, ). Stay Hungry, released on May 10, 1984, was the third album released by the Metal[1] band Twisted Sister. ... Still Hungry, released in 2004, was a re-recording of the 1984 album Stay Hungry released by heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ...


2008 - Dee Snider appeared on the CMT television show "Gone Country".


On February 25, 2008 Twisted Sister performed at "Aftermath - The Station Fire 5 years later" in Providence, RI.


Band members

For more details on this topic, see Twisted Sister band members.

The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Twisted Sister, from the groups inception in 1973 until the present. ...

Discography and videos

Studio albums

Under The Blade (1982) Secret Records (U.S. Sales Certification - Gold) Under The Blade is the highly acclaimed 1982 debut of legendary American heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ... You Cant Stop Rock n Roll is Twisted Sisters second full-length album, released on June 27, 1983. ... Stay Hungry, released on May 10, 1984, was the third album released by the Metal[1] band Twisted Sister. ... Come Out and Play (November 9, 1985) is the fourth album by the American Metal[2] band Twisted Sister, released by Atlantic Records. ... Love Is for Suckers is the 5th album by the Metal[2] group Twisted Sister. ... Still Hungry, released in 2004, was a re-recording of the 1984 album Stay Hungry released by heavy metal band Twisted Sister. ... (For the similarly named Bob Rivers album, see Twisted Christmas) A Twisted Christmas is a 2006 Christmas album from US heavy metal group Twisted Sister. ...

Live albums / compilations

Big Hits and Nasty Cuts, The Best of Twisted Sister, is a greatest hits compilation by Twisted Sister. ... Live at Hammersmith is a live album from Twisted Sister released 3 October 1994. ... The Essentials by Twisted Sister is a compilation album which came out in 2002. ...

12" EPs

  • Ruff Cuts – March 27, 1982
  • I Am (I'm Me) – 1983
  • The Kids Are Back – 1983
  • You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll – 1983
  • We're Not Gonna Take It – 1984
  • I Wanna Rock – 1984
  • Leader Of The Pack – 1985
  • You Want What We Got – 1986

Were Not Gonna Take It is a 1984 hit song by the band Twisted Sister from their album Stay Hungry. ...

Bootlegs (Vinyl LPs media only)

LP Title: "For All You S.M.F." Recorded live in Japan (May, 24 - 1980).


Tracklist:

  • "What You Don't Know Sure (Can Hurt You)"
  • "Bad Boys Of Rock And Roll"
  • "Born To Be Wild"
  • "I'll Never Grow Up"
  • "You Know I Cried"
  • "Jailhouse Rock"
  • "Roll Over Beethoven"
  • "Tutti Frutti"
  • "Blue Suede Shoes"
  • "Great Balls On Fire"

LP Title: "You Can't Stop Rock At Donnington" Recorded live At Donnington in London (August, 20 - 1983).


Tracklist:

  • "What You Don't Know Sure (Can Hurt You)"
  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "Shoot 'Em Down"
  • "Destroyer"
  • "Like A Knife In The Back"
  • "Ride To Live, Live To Ride"
  • "We're Gonna Make It"
  • "You Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "I Am I'm Me"
  • "It's Only Rock And Roll"

LP Title: "Motherfuckers" Recorded Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London (Juny, 15 - 1984). Limited edition of 150.


Tracklist:

  • "What You Don't Know"
  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "Stay Hungry"
  • "Destroyer"
  • "We're Gonna Make It"
  • "You Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "Born In Hell"
  • "I Am I'm Me"
  • "Like A Knife In The Back"
  • "Under The Blade"

LP Title: "Bone Idol"


2LP recorded live at the Palladium, New York (December - 1984).


Tracklist:

  • "Stay Hungry"
  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "Under The Blade"
  • "The Beast"
  • "Like A Knife In The Back"
  • "You Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "Shoot 'Em Down"
  • "We're Gonna Make It"
  • "Burn In Hell"
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  • "I Wanna Rock"
  • "The Price"
  • "S.M.F."
  • "I Am (I'm Me)"

LP Title: "S.M.F"


Recorded Live at two different localitations: in Rochester (New York) in 1979 and in San Bernardino, (California) in 1984. French pressing.


Tracklist:

  • "I Wanna Rock"
  • "Under The Blade"
  • "The Beast"
  • "You Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "The Price"
  • "Burn In Hell"
  • "S.M.F."
  • "I'll Never Grow Up"

LP Title: "Frankfurt ' 84"


Recorded live in Frankfurt (Germany), (Juny, 7 - 1984). There are red, black and clear vinyl pressings. German pressing.


Tracklist:

  • "What You Don't Know"
  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "We're Gonna Make It"
  • "Destroyer"
  • "Do It Now"
  • "You Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "I Wanna Rock"
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  • "S.M.F."

LP Title: "A Fuckin' Nightmare"


Recorded live in San Bernardino (California).Available on standard and picture disc LP.


Tracklist:

  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "Under The Blade"
  • "Nature Of The Beast"
  • "I Wanna Rock"
  • "The Price"
  • "Stay Hungry"
  • "Burn In Hell"
  • "S.M.F."

2LP Title: "Special Guest"


Recorded live in Rochester (New York, on October, 14 - 1984). Also Available in picture disc titled "Twist of the Wrist", as well as double LP titled "King Biscuit Flower Hour" (all same track list)


Tracklist:

  • "Stay Hungry"
  • "The Kids Are Back"
  • "Under The Blade"
  • "We're Gonna Make It"
  • "Shoot 'Em Down"
  • "Can't Stop Rock And Roll"
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  • "I Wanna Rock"

7" singles

  • "I'll Never Grow Up, Now!" / "Under The Blade" – 1979
  • "Bad Boys (Of Rock N' Roll)" / Lady's Boy" – 1980
  • "I Am (I'm Me)" / "Sin After Sin (Live)" – 1983 UK #18
  • "The Kids Are Back" / "Shoot 'Em Down (Live)" – 1983 UK #32
  • "You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll" / "Let The Good Times Roll/Feel So Fine" (Live) – 1983 UK #43
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It" / "The Kids Are Back" (Live) – 1984 UK #58,
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It" / "You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll" – April 27, 1984 #21
  • "I Wanna Rock" / "Burn In Hell" (Live) – 1984 UK #93, US #68
  • "I Wanna Rock" / "The Kids Are Back" – 1984
  • "The Price" / "S.M.F." – 1985
  • "Leader Of The Pack" / "I Wanna Rock" – 1985 UK #47, US #53
  • "Leader Of The Pack" / "I Wanna Rock" (Video Introduction) – 1985
  • "King Of The Fools" (Edit) / "Come Out and Play" – 1985
  • "Be Chrool To Your Scuel" / "Stay Hungry" – 1986
  • "You Want What We Got" / "Shoot 'Em Down" – 1986
  • "You Want What We Got" / "Stay Hungry" – 1986
  • "Hot Love" / "Tonight" – 1987

Ill Never Grow Up, Now! is a song by Twisted Sister released in 1979. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

Music Videos

  • "You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll"
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  • "I Wanna Rock"
  • "The Price"
  • "Leader Of The Pack"
  • "Be Chrool To Your Scuel"
  • "Hot Love"
  • "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"
  • "Silver Bells"

VHS/DVDs

  • Stay Hungry Tour (VHS, 1984)
  • Come Out And Play (VHS, 1985)
  • Live At Wacken - The Reunion (DVD, 2004)
  • Twisted Sister: The Video Years (DVD, 2007)
  • Twisted Sister: A Twisted Christmas Live (DVD, 2007)

This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

External links

David Daniel Dee Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American musician, radio personality, and actor. ... 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. ... John French (born July 20, 1952), better known with his stage name Jay Jay French or J.J. French, is the founding member and one of the two guitarists of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... Mark The Animal Mendoza (born Mark Glickman, 5 August 1955, Long Island, New York) is the bassist of the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. ... Anthony Jude Pero (born October 14, 1959 in Staten Island, New York) is the drummist of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister He went to St. ... The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Twisted Sister, from the groups inception in 1973 until the present. ...

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