Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Very unexpected and very sad news to report. We have learned that Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer AJ Pero has passed away in his sleep this morning at the age of 55. He performed on all the Twisted Sister studio albums, except for Love Is For Suckers (1987), and replaced Mike Portnoy in Adrenaline Mob in 2013, and performed on their most recent studio album Men Of Honor (2014). While touring and recording, AJ had been hosting drum clinics, held classes and was completing an instructional DVD, and was in the early stages of writing a book on his life's journeys and lessons.
Adrenaline Mob have also posted the following statement: "We write this with tears in our eyes & our hearts broken to pieces...our beloved brother AJ Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus. We are in complete shock & our hearts & prayers go out to his family. It has been nothing short of an honor to have shared the stage with such a beautiful soul & legend! We love you AJ, rest in peace.
We at Metal Master Kingdom send our condolences to AJ's family, friends and fans. Thank you for all the great music AJ! R.I.P