Twisted Sister Recruit Mike Portnoy For Farewell Tour

Dee Snider has confirmed an online tabloid report that Twisted Sister will be launching a farewell tour next year and have recruited Mike Portnoy to perform in the place of drummer AJ Pero, who died on March 20th.

Snider linked to a report by TMZ on his Facebook page with the caption "It's official: Farewell, New drummer announced." The report says that the band will be launching their "Forty and F*** It" farewell tour next year.

The gossip site also said that a representative for the band also told them that the band had made the decision to retire a week prior to Pero's death from a heart attack.

They report that Mike Portnoy will be joining the band on the tour which will feature longtime members Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, bassist Mark Mendoza and guitarist Eddie Ojeda.

See Snider's posting here.

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