Twisted Sister Announce A.J. Pero Tribute Concert
On March 20, Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero died at the age of 55. Twisted Sister Announce A.J. Pero Tribute ConcertHe was on tour with Adrenaline Mob at the time of his death and reportedly died from a massive heart attack.
His Twisted Sister bandmates are still trying to cope with his death and have announced that they will play a tribute concert in his honor on June 13 at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. The group posted the information about “Twisted Sister – A Concert to Honor AJ Pero” over on their Facebook page and received an outpouring of support and sympathy from their fans in the comments section of the post.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and company aren’t the only ones who are honoring Pero. At the end of March, VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show paid tribute to the late musician by featuring his Twisted Sister bandmates Jay Jay French, Mark Mendoza and Eddie Ojeda sharing their memories of Pero. Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon was also a guest on the show and he performed “Amazing Grace” in honor of the drummer.
As we mentioned, Pero died while on tour with Adrenaline Mob, who have live dates scheduled through early May. The group honored their late member during a show on March 22, playing one of Pero’s favorite songs, Twisted Sister's “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll” during an encore at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. That happens to be the same venue where Twisted Sister will perform their tribute show on June 13.
Former Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga has been announced as Pero's replacement for the rest of Adrenaline Mob's touring obligations. As for the future of Twisted Sister, Jay Jay French has said that they are currently in the process of discussing the short and long term future of the group without Pero.
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