Attended the wake for Twisted Sister drummer AJ Pero last night in Staten Island NY. Mike Portnoy and I went together to pay our respects to a great guy and drummer that is going to be majorly missed. We went to the evening session and it was jam packed with close friends, family, industry and just about every rock and metal musician in the NYC area. It took an hour to get to the area where AJ was because everyone knew each other and stopped to share memories of AJ and catch up. It sucks that events like this are the catalyst to bring so many old friends together, but it was good to see so many out and catch up some and celebrate AJ. His family was still very much in shock but also blown away by the outpouring of love and support. They said many times AJ would have never believed it being such a humble guy. My podcast for the week just posted today is a celebration of AJ and features new interviews about his life and his recent passing with Mike Orlando and Russell Allen of Adrenaline Mob (who he was touring with when he died) and Jay Jay French. You can listen now free and worldwide via Itunes or www.podcastone.com . Just search for The Eddie Trunk Podcast. All indications are TS will continue at least for the dates they have now and a tribute show to AJ to help raise funds for his family is also possible. As far as his replacement it is too soon to say but that is discussed some in the podcast if you have a listen. RIP AJ Pero.

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