A. J. Pero

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A. J. Pero
Birth name Anthony Jude Pero
Born (1959-10-14) October 14, 1959 (age 54)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Genres Heavy metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments drums
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Twisted Sister
Circle Of Thorns
Adrenaline Mob

Anthony Jude Pero (born October 14, 1959 in Staten Island, New York) is the drummer of the American heavy metal band Twisted Sister.[1]

He went to St. Peter's Boys High School in Staten Island, but left because the faculty made him cut his hair. He then went to New Dorp High School.

Pero joined the band in 1982, after he left Cities, a local New York City band. Upon his departure from Twisted Sister in 1986, he re-joined Cities. He participated in the band's 1997 reunion and continues to perform with Twisted Sister.

He was also a member of Ozzy Osbourne Cover Band No More Tears which is well known around Staten Island, NY.

In 2007 Pero formed Circle Of Thorns with former Cities guitarist Steve Mironovich AKA Steve Irons.

On December 3, 2013, Pero was announced as the new drummer of the band Adrenaline Mob.[2]

Pero is a friend of former Maine State Representative, Chris Greeley.


In 2011 AJ Pero, Played Drums on the New Kiss Eric Carr CD called, "Unfinished Business" on a song called "Elephant Man" written By Carr. AJ was Close Friends of Eric's for many years, until Eric Carr's Passing in 1991.