Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister

About Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister was a long-running American heavy metal band who achieved mid-’80s stardom with their controversial videos for “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.”

∙ In 1982, after nearly a decade as a popular draw on the New York/New Jersey club circuit, Twisted Sister released Ruff Cuts, their first EP, on the UK’s Secret Records.
∙ Their debut LP, 1982’s Under the Blade, was produced by Pete Way of UFO, established a sizeable following in the UK, and earned the band a US deal with Atlantic Records.
You Can’t Stop Rock ’n’ Roll, the group’s 1983 album, reached No. 14 on the UK Albums chart and produced the Top 20 UK single “I Am (I’m Me).”
Stay Hungry, released in 1984, was the band’s breakthrough, reaching No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and selling over two million copies in its first year.
∙ Twisted Sister appeared in the 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, performing their track “Burn In Hell.”
∙ In 2017, Rolling Stone named Stay Hungry on its list of the 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time.

  • ORIGIN
    Long Island City, NY
  • FORMED
    1972

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