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.