Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob drummer AJ Pero dies at 55

Pero died while on tour with Adrenaline Mob

Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer AJ Pero has died at the age of 55. No cause of death has been revealed, but the drummer died peacefully in his sleep on Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus overnight.

“We write this with tears in our eyes & our hearts broken to pieces. [O]ur beloved brother AJ Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus,” an Adrenaline Mob statement reads. “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.”

The post was accompanied by the following picture with the caption, “We will cherish this last picture we all took together on tour forever! What a great night we had… we’ll miss you buddy!”


Twisted Sister also took to social media to express their feelings for the loss of their bandmate.

“The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero,” the statement reads. “The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”

Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider added on Twitter, “My friend, my brother, my band mate passed away today. My heart is broken. RIP A.J. Pero.”

Pero was a member of Adrenaline Mob from 2013 until his death and Twisted Sister on three separate occasions: 1982 to 1986, 1997 to 1998 and again from 2003 until his death.

Our thoughts and prayers with Pero’s family, friends, Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob members and crew.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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