AJ Pero


Birthday October 14, 1959

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace New York City, NY

DEATH DATE Mar 20, 2015 (55)

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Heavy metal drummer who became known for his work with Twisted Sister. He also played with Cities, Circle of Thorns, and Adrenaline Mob.

Before Fame

He left his Catholic high school because the administration demanded that he cut his long hair. After transferring to nearby New Dorp High School, he joined Cities and then, in 1982, Twisted Sister.


In 2007, he and guitarist Steve Mironovich formed the band Circle of Thorns.

Family Life

Born Anthony Jude Pero, he grew up on New York's Staten Island.

Associated With

He belonged to No More Tears, a Staten Island-based cover band that performed Ozzy Osbourne's hits.