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 3/21/15 - A TRIBUTE TO A.J.PERO. It's hard to comprehend that A.J. is gone. Check out this video from Saturday night's very special show honoring him. Jay Jay from Twisted Sister finished the night telling his favorite joke of A.J's before performing "YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK N' ROLL. Make sure you watch the end of the video--there's a short GoPro clip from Bonzo Bash last year. What an amazing drummer and person. From the first time I shot him in 1984 for the STAY HUNGRY album cover to the Adrenaline Mob's photos for MEN OF HONOR, just last year, A.J. gave me attitude -- good, friendly rock n' roll attitude. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten! - Mark Weiss
"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