Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band formed in 1972. The band’s lineup consisted of lead vocalist Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, and drummer A.J. Pero.

Twisted Sister gained popularity in the 1980s with their energetic and theatrical live performances, as well as their catchy and anthemic hard rock songs. They are best known for their hit songs “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock,” which became anthems for rebellion and teenage empowerment.

The band released several successful albums during their career, including “Stay Hungry” (1984) and “Come Out and Play” (1985). However, by the late 1980s, the band’s popularity had declined due to changing musical trends and internal conflicts.

Twisted Sister officially disbanded in 1988 but briefly reunited in the late 1990s and early 2000s for live performances. Following the death of drummer A.J. Pero in 2015, the band announced their retirement.

Despite their short-lived mainstream success, Twisted Sister left a lasting impact on the heavy metal genre. They are considered influential in the development of glam metal and played a significant role in popularising the genre in the 1980s. Their rebellious attitude, catchy melodies, and energetic stage presence continue to be celebrated by fans around the world.

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