The beginnings of Twisted Sister were in the band Silverstar formed by guitarist Jay Jay French. Heavily influenced by the UK glam rock scene, the band adopted a larger-than-life shock rock image mixed with hardcore heavy metal, and gradually evolved into Twisted Sister. Their focal point became dynamic singer Dee Snider, who joined in 1976 and wrote alot of their material. Most of their early success came in the UK on the back of their 1982 debut album Under The Blade and they had further success through the 1980s with the albums You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll and Stay Hungry - including hit singles We're Not Gonna Take It and I Wanna Rock. But their unrelenting raucousness and explicit lyrics outraged middle America, resulting in the formation of the Parents Music Resource Centre who successfully campaigned to get warning stickers put on the sleeves of potentially offensive material. Following a lot of negative publicity, the band released one more album Love Is For Suckers (1987) before Snider quit to form new group Desperado and, after that, Widowmaker. Twisted Sister briefly reunited in 1999 to record a song for the soundtrack of Snider's movie Strangeland and in 2001 a variety of artists, including Motorhead, Anthrax and Joan Jett, released tribute album Twisted Forever: A Tribute To The Legendary Twisted Sister. This led the band to play a few concerts and in 2004 they re-recorded their album Stay Hungry, after which they return to occasional touring.