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Twisted Sister drummer dies of apparent heart attack at 55

Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero dies of apparent heart attack in New York at 55

Twisted Sister drummer dies of apparent heart attack at 55

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York (AP) -- The drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister has died. A.J. Pero was 55.

The band says Pero died Friday of an apparent heart attack.

Anthony Jude Pero powered the fast-paced sound of Twisted Sister, one of the most famous 1980s metal groups.

He was well-known for a scene in the video for 1984's "We're Not Gonna Take It" in which he struck a snare drum covered with glitter, sending it spraying into the air.

Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French says Pero was on tour with the band Adrenaline Mob, and members of that group were unable to rouse him on their bus Friday morning.

He was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he died.


Updated : 2021-04-11 18:17 GMT+08:00