Today’s From The Vault is a sad one as we pay tribute to a drummer who left the metal world too soon. As we reported on Friday, Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer, A.J. Pero passed away at the age of 55, from a massive heart attack, as confirmed today by Twisted Sister, lead singer Dee Snider who also stated that Pero had advanced heart disease.  Let’s take a look back at a legend gone too soon!

Born in Staten Island, NY, Anthony Jude Pero left his first high school when asked to cut his hair. While initially a jazz drummer, A. J. started gravitating to heavier music and joined Twisted Sister in 1981, after seeing them play at a club and heard they were in need of a drummer. After leaving in 1986, A.J. kept active, playing in different bands including joining Adrenaline Mob in 2012. He also played with Twisted Sister up until his death!




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