AJ Pero, drummer of Twisted Sister in their breakthrough years and currently of Adrenaline Mob, died aged 55 from a heart attack, on the tour bus among his bandmates.
Twisted Sister frontman and longtime collaborator of his had to say,
"Today, I lost a brother, Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and me to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. R.I.P., my friend."
Just last month Adrenaline Mob released a covers/rarities album on Century Media.