Jay Jay French / Twisted Sister

Jay Jay plays

Unicorn Custom

Twisted Sister was formed in 1972 by guitarist Jay Jay French under the name Silverstar. The name changed to Twisted Sister a year later, and in 1976 Dee Snider joined the broup as lead vocalist and principal songwriter. Their major international breakthrough came with the third album Stay Hungry (1984) including such hits as We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock.

The band broke up in 1987, and the members were after that involved in different projects. Jay Jay stopped performing except for some guest appearances. Twisted Sister reunited in 2001 to headline a benefit concert in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, NY. The demand for more live dates was immediate, and the band took the first steps toward returning to the concert stage.

Twisted Sister has sold over 25 million records and been awarded with 31 platinum and gold records in 8 countries. Today the original lineup, including of course the legendary axman Jay Jay French, is playing to the largest audiences of their career in Europe.

Twisted Sister celebrates their 40th Anniversary in 2016. They are currently festival headliners in 35 countries. Twisted Sister has played over 9,000 performances since 1973!!!

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– Jay Jay French