A.J. Pero was laid to rest (3/26/15). We took this photo in 1985 after a shoot we did with his monster Ludwig drum kit for the "Come Out and Play" tour. I have been finding some classic photos of A.J. from back in the day. Here is a slide show I put together that I would like to share with his family and fans. - mark weiss
See Dee on Oprah's 'Where Are They Now?' this Sunday, April 5, 2015 on the Own Network.
Adrenaline Mob at the Starland Ballroom - A TRIBUTE TO A.J.PERO. It is hard to believe that A.J. is gone. It was a special night honoring A.J. Check out this video from Saturday nights show. Jay Jay from Twisted Sister finished night with his favorite joke that A.J. told him and then performing "YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK N ROLL. Make sure you watch the end of the video. A small go pro clip from the Bonzo Bash last year. What an amazing drummer and person. From the first time I shot him in 1984, he gave me attitude - good friendly rock n roll attitude. He will be missed but not forgotten!
"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 I 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. RIP my friend." - Dee Snider