Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies at 55

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Will Howard have Dee on ?

    Will Howard bring Billy back?

    Will the Fonz make it over the shark?




    Twisted Sister members Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, A.J. Pero, Dee Snider and Mark Mendoza in 2014.

    A.J. Pero, best known as the drummer in the 1980s heavy-metal bandTwisted Sister, has died. He was 55.

    Anthony Jude Pero was on tour with the band Adrenaline Mob when members of that group were unable to rouse him on their bus Friday morning, according to an AP report. He was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he died of an apparent heart attack.

    Pero joined Twisted Sister in 1982. He left the band in 1986 but returned in 1997, drumming on all of the group’s albums except Love Is For Suckers.
     
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    "That's the look I want, Ralph...but gayer"

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    quick fact... it was Dee that invented Howard's look
    he told Stern to grow his hair out and to look metal
     
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    That's Howard's new dream job. He had A. J. Pero bumped off.
     
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    They played The Rising Sun in yonkers, NY.... RIP....
    @Psyche
     
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    Guess his heart wasn't gonna take it anymore
     
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    Did he die of embarrassment ?
     
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    Was he the drummer for "We're not Gonna Take it" and was he in the video?

    Otherwise. Yawn
     
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    Yes.
     
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    [​IMG][/IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Richard Tucker Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant!
     
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    lmao this thread is money at 12 posts

    beth-o photoshop, check
    gay howard joke, check
    quick fact, check
    standard "we're not gonna take it" joke, check haha

    i used to put that song on the jukebox at this indoor skate park in tom's river, nj back in the 90's
     
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    In all seriousness though, I feel Twisted Sister are an underrated band. I think the "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock" videos helped and hurt them. It gave them insane popularity, but then pigeonholed them as a band only capable of these fun little videos. The same with their makeup. It brought them attention, but at the same time some people just dismissed them on appearance. Try listening to these few I've selected without these biases.

    The Price. An awesome power ballad that I feel is grossly underrated. If you have 3:46 to spare, check it out.



    Here's another one called the Beast. A slow, methodically heavy song. Awesome.



    Come Out And Play. It starts off with a parody of The Warriors 'Come Out and Play' line. It really picks up at 1:30.

     
  15. scoobyla

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    i pigeonholed them so much, ii wont even listen to what u posted :(
    not because of the makeup tho, i love alice cooper.
    i like dee personally tho