Twisted Sister to Announce Future Plans Next Week
The band posted the following message to its Facebook page along with the above photo of the four surviving members. "After 2 very emotional days with the amazing Pero family and close friends to honor of our brother, AJ Pero, we met to plan our future. Those plans will be made official next week. The band and the Pero family thank our fans from around the world for their love and support during this very tough time. Dee, Jay Jay, Eddie & Mark"
Pero, who joined the group a few years before their commercial breakthrough, Stay Hungry, died of a heart attack in his sleep while on tour with Adrenaline Mob. A few days later, frontman Dee Snider first addressed the question of whether they would continue, saying that they "probably" would keep playing, "for his family, because his family will benefit from us playing, financially."
However, guitarist Jay Jay French responded by saying that, with their 40th anniversary coming up in 2016, the band had been discussing calling it quits before Pero's death, but he wasn't sure how to proceed. "[W]e need to look at this and say to ourselves," he said, "as a live entity, on which our reputation rests, How do we honor that history? How do we honor AJ? And how do we honor the fans’ loyalty?"
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