Sunday, March 22, 2015

Twisted Sister - The Price

Sunday, time for a classic. Today we pay tribute to the all too soon deceased AJ Pero.

AJ Pero (Anthony Jude Pero)(October 14, 1959 – March 20, 2015) was an American drummer, in American heavy metal bands TWISTED SISTER and ADRENALINE MOB.

Pero went to St. Peter's Boys High School in Staten Island, but left because the faculty made him cut his hair. He then went to New Dorp High School and graduated in 1977. He was initially a jazz drummer, later gravitating to heavier music akin to RUSH and LED ZEPPELIN.

Pero worked as a taxi driver for a time, and joined CITIES, a local New York City band. He joined TWISTED SISTER in 1981, after seeing them play at a club and being told they were in need of a drummer. Upon his departure from Twisted Sister in 1986, he re-joined Cities. He participated in the band's 1997 reunion and continued to perform with Twisted Sister until his death.

He was also a member of OZZY OSBOURNE cover band NO MORE TEARS which is well known around Staten Island, New York.

In 2007 Pero formed CIRCLE OF THORNS with former CITIES guitarist Steve Mironovich AKA Steve Irons.

In 2011 Pero played drums on a song titled "Elephant Man" on the Eric Carr CD Unfinished Business.

On December 3, 2013, Pero was announced as the new drummer of the band ADRENALINE MOB.

On March 20, 2015, ADRENALINE MOBs band members attempted but failed to wake Pero on their tour bus. The band was traveling from Baltimore to Poughkeepsie. Pero was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead from an apparent heart attack.

So today will play a tune in the name of AJ Pero, R.I.P.

Todays tune "The Price" is a power ballad by the American heavy metal band TWISTED SISTER from their 1984 album "Stay Hungry". Released as a single. The video was filmed in 1985 in Binghamton NY. at the Veterans memorial Arena which has been host to many #1 acts such as OZZY OSBOURNE, ALICE COOPER, KISS, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRUE, POISION and many others.

More info @

Official AJ Pero Web

Official Twisted Sister Web

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