I Wanna Rock! (ROCK!)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
, and the extravagant image of glam rock bands such as the New York Dolls
, notably the makeup. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Judas Priest
, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands. The band is generally categorized as glam metal for their earlier work, although the band does not consider themselves to be so.
Although the band was formed by guitarist Jay Jay French in December 1972, all of their songs were written by Dee Snider from 1976 onward. Twisted Sister's most well-known 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.A Twisted Christmas
is a Christmas album from Twisted Sister, released on October 17, 2006. The genesis of this album was the group was looking for something new to do. One of them mentitoned an idea for a Christmas album. Dee Snider said that he made "We're Not Gonna Take It" melody taken from "Come All Ye Faithful". Thus was born the idea of making metal versions of Christmas songs. Originally this album was going to be Twisted Sister's swan song but it was unexpectedly popular with fans and critics. They are currently working on a DVD.
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