(PCM) We are deeply sadden to report that Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero has tragically passed away at the age of 55.
A statement regarding Pero’s passing was posted on the official Facebook page for Twisted Sister which read “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.”
Pero’s immediate cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Pero joined Twisted Sister back in 1982 and was considered to be part of the band’s classic line-up. He ended up leaving the band in 1986, but then returned again in 1997. He has drummed on every Twisted Sister album with the exception of 1987’s “Love Is For Suckers”.
Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider posted the following on Twitter in regards to Pero’s passing:
My friend, my brother, my band mate passed away today. My heart is broken. RIP A.J. Pero.
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) March 20, 2015
Pero’s current band Adrenaline Mob also posted about Pero’s passing saying: