TWISTED SISTER has released the following statement:
"The members of TWISTED SISTER are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero [drums].
“The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”
In addition to TWISTED SISTER, Pero, who was 55 years old, was a member of ADRENALINE MOB.
Pero joined TWISTED SISTER in 1982, after he left CITIES, a local New York City band. Upon his departure from TWISTED SISTER in 1986, he rejoined CITIES. He participated in the band’s 1997 reunion and continued to perform with TWISTED SISTER until his death. Pero was also a member of the OZZY OSBOURNE cover band NO MORE TEARS which is well known around Staten Island, New York.