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    A.J. Pero, drummer of Twisted Sister, has died suddenly at age 55.

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    Holy shit, that is way too young.

    Any given cause?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    A.J. Pero, drummer of Twisted Sister, has died suddenly at age 55.
    Holy shit! That's horrible. I actually saw them do their annual Xmas concert a few years ago and it was an awesome time and they sounded great. That's a real shame.
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    It sucks when the guys who we 'knew' growing up keep keeling over ...
    I wasn't a huge fan , but TW were certainly part of the scene when I was learning to play .

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    Agreed, watching Van Halen get old, I don't think of it, but I did the other day when I saw a video of them performing in 1979, and I was just like "wow, THAT was the band I became a fan of."

    I am now getting to the age when guys I know are dropping dead of heart attacks while swimming and getting inoperable brain tumors. Getting old sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Agreed, watching Van Halen get old, I don't think of it, but I did the other day when I saw a video of them performing in 1979, and I was just like "wow, THAT was the band I became a fan of."

    I am now getting to the age when guys I know are dropping dead of heart attacks while swimming and getting inoperable brain tumors. Getting old sucks.
    When that picture of Eddie playing at Wolfgang's school came out in 2000-2001, that was when the Eddie of old was gone to me. It's a terrible thing to be mortal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Holy shit, that is way too young.

    Any given cause?
    Heart attack. He was on tour with Adrenaline Mob.
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    Stupid question coming... was he their drummer or their manager? Only reason I ask is for some reason I think one of the guys from TS became a pretty successful band manager.

    Didn't Adrenaline Mob do that kick ass rendition of Romeo Delight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Stupid question coming... was he their drummer or their manager? Only reason I ask is for some reason I think one of the guys from TS became a pretty successful band manager.

    Didn't Adrenaline Mob do that kick ass rendition of Romeo Delight?
    Jay Jay French went on to manage Twisted and manages some other bands.

    I liked AJ Pero's playing. The drum intro on We're Not Gonna Take It is pretty damn iconic.

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    Some more details in Rolling Stone...

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...at-55-20150320
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    In his memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Agreed, watching Van Halen get old, I don't think of it, but I did the other day when I saw a video of them performing in 1979, and I was just like "wow, THAT was the band I became a fan of."

    I am now getting to the age when guys I know are dropping dead of heart attacks while swimming and getting inoperable brain tumors. Getting old sucks.
    Worst thing about growing older is that life does a lot less giving and a lot more taking, for sure.
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