News Drummer for Twisted Sister Dead at 55

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  1. dawg

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    Pero passed away Friday of an apparent heart attack, the Associated Press reports.

    The band confirmed the death on their Facebook page:

    "The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, A.J. Pero," they wrote. "The band, crew and most importantly the family of A.J. Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time."

    Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when his body was discovered on the tour bus Friday morning by the other band members, who were unable to resuscitate him, the Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French told the AP.

    Pero was born in Staten Island, New York, and began drumming at the age of 3, according to his website. He joined Twisted Sister in his early 20s and proceeded to record six albums and go on four world tours with the band.

    In later years he taught drum clinics, his website says, and continued to tour and record.
     
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    Robin, I was just writing a note to Twisted Sister's drummer. You know I discovered them.
     
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    Saw them play live once. It was "car-raaaazy" *fake Perez Hilton
     
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    I'm not gonna take that.
     
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    He looked perfectly healthy to me?
     
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    Howie loves Dee's big cock IMO
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    I've come to the conclusion that even if you stop partying like the rockstar you are,at a certain point it still eventually catches up with you.
     
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    Yet Steven Adler is still alive! Still hope for that Guns N' Roses reunion

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    He had his whole life in front of him.... well, maybe not...
     
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    Will they bury him with a TWISTED SISTER PIN ON HIS UNIFORM?!? :eek:
     
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    I guess he couldn't take it...anymore.
     
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    As soon as I saw the headline I knew it was a heart attack. Bummer.

    Lots of musicians are gonna start dropping soon. Sabbath, Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Neil Young...all the legends will be gone within a few years. All of my heroes.:crying:
     
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    He was worthless and weak !!!!!
     
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    I believe he was actually 52,Dawg. And he was found on his tour bus in Poughkeepsie which is right near me.
    :depressed:
    I say it all the time, if a guy can make it through his 50s, it's usually free sailing.
     
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    FUCK!!!!!! I'm 46. :chair:
     
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    :hug: You'll make it Lemmy!! I have faith in you!
    I literally poke my 54 yo husband some nights, no joke....:wtf:
     
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    the Adrenaline Mob couldn't save him? :wtf:
     
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    Well, at least we can take comfort in the knowledge that he died happy, having just read cover to cover Yoda and the Vegucation of Robin Quivers.