A. J. Pero – Drummer (Twisted Sister & Adrenaline Mob) Dies aged 55

Anthony Jude Pero (14th October 1959 – 20th March 2015) known as A.J. was an American drummer, in American heavy metal bands, most famously Twisted Sister and also Adrenaline Mob. It was the latter A.J. was out on tour with when he was found unresponsive on the tour bus en route from Baltimore to Poughkeepsie. He was takenA. J. Pero (Picture from Twisted Sister Website) Anthony Jude Pero (14th October 1959 – 20th March 2015) known as A.J. was an American drummer, in American heavy metal bands, most famously Twisted Sister and also Adrenaline Mob. It was the latter A.J. was out on tour with when he was found unresponsive on the tour bus en route from Baltimore to Poughkeepsie. He was taken to Poughkeepsie hospital where he was declared dead of a suspected heart attack. Here are the statements made by his fellow Twisted Sisters on their website: – “Today I lost a brother. Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and I to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. RIP my friend.” Dee Snider “AJ Pero was a force, the likes […]

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