TWISTED SISTER Drummer's Mother Dies

The mother of TWISTED SISTER drummer Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero mother has died.

A statement on the band's official web site reads: "The TWISTED SISTER family would like to extend our profound sympathies to our brother and drummer A.J. Pero upon the death of his mother, Beatrice Pero. Our prayers and wishes go out to A.J.'s family at this difficult time."

In 2011, A.J. Pero was named the national spokesperson for Fallen Blue, which was created as a means to provide support, both emotional and financial, for the families of police officers who are killed outside the line of duty.

Pero has spent his life entertaining rock music fans as the drummer for TWISTED SISTER. He has also dedicated his life to helping others less fortunate with his charity work.

Pero joined TWISTED SISTER in 1982 after he left CITIES, a local New York City band.

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