TWISTED SISTER / ADRENALINE MOB drummer A.J. Pero has died at the age of 55.
TWISTED SISTER announced A.J. Pero’s death via Facebook:
“The members of TWISTED SISTER are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero
The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”
TWISTED SISTER vocalist Dee Snider also wrote of AJ Pero’s death via Twitter:
“My friend, my brother, my band mate passed away today. My heart is broken. RIP A.J. Pero.”
ADRENALINE MOB said in a statement: “We write this with tears in our eyes and our hearts broken to pieces.
“Our beloved brother A.J. Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus.
“We are in complete shock and our hearts and prayers go out to his family.
“It has been nothing short of an honor to have shared the stage with such a beautiful soul and legend!
“We love you, A.J. Rest in peace.
“We will cherish this last picture [see below] we all took together on tour forever! What a great night we had… We’ll miss you, buddy!”
Pero was a member of TWISTED SISTER from 1982 to 1986, from 1997 to 1998, and again from 2003 until his death. Pero performed on ADRENALINE MOB‘s last two albums and recently joined FOUR BY FATE, also featuring former FREHLEY’S COMET members Tod Howarth and John Regan.