Twisted Sister – Announce Tribute Concerts to A.J.Pero, New Drummer & Farewell Shows


Twisted Sister Honours A.J. Pero With Tribute Concerts on the East and West Coasts, Welcomes New Drummer and Announces Farewell Shows in 2016 to Mark 40TH Anniversary New York, NY—It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on 20 March 2015.

Today, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals),Twisted Sister Honours A.J. Pero With Tribute Concerts on the East and West Coasts, Welcomes New Drummer and Announces Farewell Shows in 2016 to Mark 40TH Anniversary New York, NY—It was with heavy hearts that Twisted Sister said goodbye to their drummer A.J. Pero, who passed away on 20 March 2015. Today, Twisted Sister members Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), have announced that world renowned drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Winery Dogs) is the replacement for their brother A.J. Pero for all shows this year. A J Pero To honour Pero’s memory, two shows will take place on the east coast and west coast. The first, on 30 May at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will be filmed for broadcast, DVD, and CD. The second, for the A.J. Pero family, is scheduled on Saturday 13 June at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Additionally, fulfilling all concert obligations that have been made for the remainder of 2015 (in several different countries), Twisted Sister want their fans to know all festival dates that they have been advertised as playing will happen. Finally, Twisted Sister has […]

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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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Download Festival 2014 – Saturday 14th June 2014


Elliot and Ant give their opinions of the second day at this years Download festival..

The first band of the day for me was South Wales rockers The Dirty Youth [8] who put in a great set. Singer Danni Monroe was sporting a natural hair colour for the first time – every gig I’ve seen themElliot and Ant give their opinions of the second day at this years Download festival.. The first band of the day for me was South Wales rockers The Dirty Youth [8] who put in a great set. Singer Danni Monroe was sporting a natural hair colour for the first time – every gig I’ve seen them play over the last few years have seen her with bright red/pink hair. She’s a good front person and does well at getting the crowd involved. During the set she reveals they have a new album due out later this year. Ending the set with “Fight” this was a good start to the day. Some wake up with hangovers at festivals. Everyone at Download woke up with the sun again. And after the previous day’s antics of Avenged Sevenfold smashing everything to pieces in astonishing fashion, today would hopefully maintain the high standards. But first off, a conundrum – would we find out the identity of Iceman Thesis? Erm, well, no. Who even IS Iceman Thesis (N/A)? If you don’t know about the huge Twitter storm they’ve caused then don’t worry. If you do then don’t worry either – five blokes in black morphsuit […]

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL: 24 new bands, Trivium stage boost, day splits revealed!

AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced as first headliner for DOWNLOAD 2014
.@DownloadFest confirm new acts and day splits!

Hot on the heels of Sonisphere’s announcement on Monday, Download Festival has announced another 24 bands to the bill…and also revealed their day splits!

First up, Bring Me The Horizon, who have literally destroyed everything in their path since they released fourth album ‘Sempiternal’ last year. Says frontman Oli Sykes:

“We’re over.@DownloadFest confirm new acts and day splits! Hot on the heels of Sonisphere’s announcement on Monday, Download Festival has announced another 24 bands to the bill…and also revealed their day splits! First up, Bring Me The Horizon, who have literally destroyed everything in their path since they released fourth album ‘Sempiternal’ last year. Says frontman Oli Sykes: “We’re over the moon about playing Download. Before we got confirmed I had already asked for guest list as there was no way I was going to miss Linkin Park play Hybrid Theory in full. When we were offered to play on the same day and on the same stage just a few hours before, it was a no brainer. I’m crowd surfing to ‘Papercut’, mark my words!” Dutch symphonic metallers Within Temptation are also confirmed, making their first appearance at Donington since 2008. The band said: “We’re thrilled to let the beast loose at Download again! We’v e got such great memories, we can’t wait to play the tracks from our new album Hydra and retake the stage at Download. Give us rain, we will bring fire!” Rock veterans Twisted Sister are also added – Dee Snider and co to make a triumphant return on the […]

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SLEEPY HOLLOW confirmed for ROCKLAHOMA festival


PURE STEEL RECORDS artists SLEEPY HOLLOW have official announced that they will perform at this years ROCKLAHOMA festival! The event will take place on Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd, 24th and 25th 2014), Pryor Creek, Oklahoma.

SLEEPY HOLLOW will be performing on the RETROSPECT RECORDS Stage!

Also appearing will be ASKA, TWISTED SISTER, KID ROCK, MOTORHEAD, KIX,PURE STEEL RECORDS artists SLEEPY HOLLOW have official announced that they will perform at this years ROCKLAHOMA festival! The event will take place on Memorial Day weekend (May 23rd, 24th and 25th 2014), Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. SLEEPY HOLLOW will be performing on the RETROSPECT RECORDS Stage! Also appearing will be ASKA, TWISTED SISTER, KID ROCK, MOTORHEAD, KIX, KILLER DWARFS, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and many, many more! Tickets will go on sale this Friday (14th February) at 10am. Tickets at http://www.rocklahoma.com. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sleepy-Hollow/133313723032

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