On March 20th 2015 Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero passed away.
I was lucky enough to have shared a stage on a bunch of occasions with AJ and get to know him some off stage as well.
He was an amazing player and one hell of a nice guy.
He was also very funny.
But the people who really knew him well were his Twisted Sister band mates, Jay Jay French, Mark “The Animal” Mendoza, Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda and Dee Snider.
On March 20th 2021, the 6th anniversary of AJ’s passing, the guys in the band appeared on Mark Mendoza’s internet TV show “22 Now” to remember AJ and share stories.
They also had a message from Mike Portnoy, who sat behind the kit after AJ had passed and until the band called it quits.
You can watch this virtual reunion below.
It is a must watch if you are a Twisted Sister fan.
They laugh, they get serious and they show the affection they have for their friend and band mate.
Anthony Jude Pero, you are still seriously missed by your family, friends, band mates and fans.