Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob Drummer AJ Pero Passes Away (Updated)


Update – March 20th 12:02pm:

Further details have emerged on AJ Pero‘s death. Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French has told TMZ that Pero was found unresponsive on Adrenaline Mob‘s bus this morning. 911 was called but the paramedics were unable to save him. French also said of Pero:

A.J. Pero was a force, the likes of which I doubt I will ever have the chance to play in front of again. His drumming was legendary, but his heart, as a human being, was even greater. In our hearts he will always be the engine that drove the train. I loved him and today my heart has been ripped out. RIP.”

Original Story:

Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob drummer AJ Pero has passed away at the age of 55. There’s not too much info yet on how he passed, but both bands have confirmed the sad news, with Twisted Sister posting:

“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.”

Adrenaline Mob offered:

“We write this with tears in our eyes & our hearts broken to pieces.. our beloved brother AJ Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus. We are in complete shock & our hearts & prayers go out to his family. It has been nothing short of an honor to have shared the stage with such a beautiful soul & legend! We love you AJ, rest in peace.

We will cherish this last picture we all took together on tour forever! What a great night we had… we’ll miss you buddy!”