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Omar Hakim (born February 12, 1959 in New York City, USA) is an American jazz, jazz fusion and pop music drummer.
Hakim credits jazz vibraphonist Mike Mainieri with giving him his first break in 1980; Hakim appeared in a video with Mainieri called The Jazz Life and began working with singer Carly Simon through Mainieri. Hakim first came to major attention as a member of Weather Report and then Sting's Blue Turtles band, appearing in the film Bring On the Night.
In 1984, Hakim did most of the drum work on Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms, when the previous drummer Terry Williams' performance was found unsuitable for the desired sound of the album after most of the songs had already been recorded. Hakim recorded all the drum tracks on the album in two days and then left. Williams was, however, brought back for the tour.
Between 1988 and 1989 he appeared regularly as the house band drummer in The Sunday Night Band during the first half season of the acclaimed music performance program Sunday Night on NBC late-night television. After being temporarily replaced by drummer J. T. Lewis for the remainder of that season, Hakim reappeared in the band for the second season in the fall of
Thomas "Tommy" Benford (April 19, 1905 – March 24, 1994) was an African American jazz drummer.
Tommy Benford was born in Charleston, West Virginia. He and his older brother, tuba player Bill Benford, were both orphans who studied music at the Jenkins Orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He went on tour with the school band, traveling with them to England in 1914.
In 1920, he was working with the Green River Minstrel Show. Benford recorded with Jelly Roll Morton in 1928 and 1930. He also played with Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Eddie South. During the 1930s he stayed in Europe for a longer time, where he recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Turner, Django Reinhardt, and Sidney Bechet. During the 1940s he worked with Noble Sissle, with Snub Mosley and Bob Wilber in New York City. At Jimmy Ryan's club he gigged with Rex Stewart. During the 1950s he toured with Muggsy Spanier and with Jimmy Archey.
In later life he played with Stan McDonald. Benford died on March 24, 1994 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Mount Vernon, New York.
Anthony Martinez was the last drummer for Black Flag. He did not record any studio material, but can be heard on the live album Who's Got the 10½? and live EP Annihilate This Week. He played with the band for a very brief period, from late 1985 until they broke up in 1986.
Martinez also played drums in the 1980s underground rock band from Los Angeles, Pigmy Love Circus.
Willard Dyson, is a drummer on the New York City and international music scenes.
He came to New York City in 1986 from the San Francisco Bay area. A versatile musician, he is at home in a myriad of rhythmic genres including jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian music. Willard works regularly with a diverse group of musicians including Regina Belle, Grady Tate, Jimmy Scott, The New York Voices, Dakota Staton and Cassandra Wilson. He is also very active on the local jazz scene in New York City, playing at local clubs as well as in various Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
As Regina Belle's drummer, Willard has toured in the United States, Japan and Europe as well as appearing on The Tonight Show, Soul Train, The Arsenio Hall Show, Good Morning America and BET.
He has been called, "perfect, imaginative, sensitive, exciting and subtle, with a stunning flair for devastating funk," in The Wellington Journal. Willard has performed at the New Zealand, JVC, Playboy and Essence Music festivals.
During 2007, he toured with jazz vocalist Michael Franks.
Spencer James Smith is an American musician. Smith is a founding member and drummer of American rock band Panic! at the Disco. With the band he placed two studio albums, Pretty. Odd. (2008) and Vices & Virtues (2011), in the top ten of the US Billboard 200 chart with the band's debut effort "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" (2005) reaching No. 13, and the hit song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" at No. 7 in the Billboard Hot 100.
Smith was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Bishop Gorman High School with former bandmate Ryan Ross.
Smith began playing drums at age 12 when he received a drum kit for Christmas. Soon he began collaborating with his friend, Ryan Ross, who had received a guitar. Ross and Smith mostly covered blink-182 songs with Ross on vocals. Their two-piece band was originally called Pet Salamander. They teamed up with Brent Wilson and Trevor Howell on guitar to make "Summer League" before they met Brendon Urie and formed Panic! at the Disco.
Spencer Smith is the founding drummer for the multi-platinum American rock band Panic! at the Disco, formed in 2004. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz discovered the band through the Internet by accident, and quickly signed them to
Brian Ireland (born November 14, 1980 in Dana Point, California) is the drummer for the Geffen Records/Drive-Thru Records band Something Corporate. His bandmates are Andrew McMahon, Kevin "Clutch" Page and Josh Partington. Ireland also worked on a project with former Something Corporate member William Tell, who signed a deal with Universal Records in late 2006. On December 10, 2006, it was announced that Ireland would also be joining the Louisiana-based band Streamline as their drummer, on top of his other drumming positions. Ireland wrote two songs ("Let Go" and "Anything") for Streamline's 2009 EP, The Alchemist and the Arsonist.
In November 2009, Ireland left Streamline.
In December 2009, Something Corporate officially announced their reunion.
Brian Rumsey is the drummer of the San Diego thrash metal band Autobomb. As a founding member of the band, he earned Cyrus Ghahremani's approval by performing the songs faster, harder, and with more technical complexity than the original drum machine programming.
Rumsey plays an active role in the production and engineering of all Autobomb material. He is also a proficient guitarist, bassist, and pianist.
Cozy Cole (October 17, 1909 – January 9, 1981) was an American jazz drummer who scored a #1 Cashbox magazine hit with the record "Topsy Part 2". "Topsy" peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100, and at number one on the R&B chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The track peaked at No. 29 in the UK Singles Chart in 1958. The recording contained a lengthy drum solo, and was one of the few drum solo recordings that ever made the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single was issued on the tiny Brooklyn-based Love Records label.
William Randolph Cole was born in 1909 in East Orange, New Jersey. His first music job was with Wilbur Sweatman in 1928. In 1930 he played for Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, recording an early drum solo on "Load of Cole". He spent 1931–33 with Blanche Calloway, 1933-34 with Benny Carter, 1935-36 with Willie Bryant, 1936-38 with Stuff Smith's small combo, and 1938-42 with Cab Calloway. In 1942, he was hired by CBS Radio music director Raymond Scott as part of network radio's first mixed-race orchestra. After that he played with Louis Armstrong's All Stars.
Cole appeared in music-related films, including a brief cameo in Don't
Roy Owen Haynes (born March 13, 1925 in the Roxbury section of Boston, Massachusetts) is an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Haynes is among the most recorded drummers in jazz, and in a career lasting more than 60 years has played in a wide range of styles ranging from swing and bebop to jazz fusion and avant-garde jazz. He has a highly expressive, personal style ("Snap Crackle" was a nickname given him in the 1950s) and is known to foster a deep engagement in his bandmates.
He has also led his own groups, some performing under the name Hip Ensemble. His most recent recordings as a leader are Fountain of Youth and Whereas, both of which have been nominated for a Grammy Award. He continues to perform worldwide.
His son Graham Haynes is a cornetist. His son, Craig Haynes and grandson, Marcus Gilmore are both drummers.
Haynes made his professional debut in 1944 at the age of seventeen in his native Boston.
Haynes began his full time professional career in 1945. From 1947 to 1949 he worked with saxophonist Lester Young, and from 1949 to 1952 was a member of saxophonist Charlie Parker's quintet. He also recorded at the time with pianist Bud Powell and saxophonists Wardell Gray, and
Jim Mothersbaugh (born January 18, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) was the second drummer for Devo, replacing Rod Reisman who only played for a single show. Jim joined Devo with his older brothers, Bob and Mark.
Jim appears on several early Devo demos. Later he performed as an equipment technician for the band on the 1980 tour, and worked at Roland through much of the 1980s helping to develop MIDI technology.
He is currently living in Akron, Ohio raising his family, one son and one daughter, and still makes time to make appearances at the DE-VOtionals - an annual Devo fan gathering in Ohio which has been held in both Akron and Cleveland.
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James Forbes "Jim" Chapin (July 23, 1919 – July 4, 2009) was an American (New York born and bred) jazz drummer and the author of popular texts on jazz drumming, the first two volumes of which are Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Vol. I, and Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Vol. II. (A third volume is planned.) He was also the author of several albums (later converted to CDs) on jazz drumming, as well as 2 CDs entitled Jim Chapin: Songs, Solos, Stories (Vols. 1 and 2).
Chapin was the son of Abigail Forbes and James Ormsbee Chapin. Chapin did not begin playing the drums until he was 18 years old, after being inspired by legendary drummer Gene Krupa. Jim left William and Mary College in early 1938 after skipping classes regularly in order to obey a massive compulsion to batter a set of drums that a classmate had left set up in the gymnasium. Chapin was a student of Ben Silver and Sanford A. Moeller, renowned rudimentalist, who popularized the Moeller method, and within two years he was playing opposite Krupa at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
In the early 1940s, Chapin began working on a drum instruction book that was eventually published in 1948 as “Advanced
Rob Gardner is an American musician best known as the drummer for the original lineups of L.A. Guns and Guns N' Roses, and was also briefly the drummer for Hollywood Rose.
L.A. Guns were first formed in 1983 by guitarist Tracii Guns. The first lineup included singer William Bailey (who would later change his name to Axl Rose), bassist Ole Beich and Gardner. Bailey would leave the group to front Rapidfire before going on to form Hollywood Rose with Izzy Stradlin and Chris Weber. Singer Michael Jagosz was brought in to replace Rose with the group recording the only material by the current incarnation of L.A. Guns. The material would be released as a bonus disc, titled Collector's Edition No. 1, with the compilation album Hollywood Raw in 2004.
Following the breakup of Hollywood Rose, in 1984, singer Rose rejoined L.A. Guns. However, Hollywood Rose reunited, briefly, with Rose, Stradlin, Weber and Steve Darrow returning while Gardner also joined the group. Weber was soon replaced by Tracii Guns. The group changed their name to Guns N' Roses (combining the names of L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose) with the lineup consisting of Axl Rose, Tracii Guns, Izzy Stradlin, Ole Beich and Rob
Shane Chikeles was the drummer for American rock band The Ataris. which he joined in 2005.
Chikeles is also the drummer for an indie-pop project known as Courage & the Cause, Mourning District, and Park Ranger; and works with Soul System Orchestras.
Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American film score composer and former drummer known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart. Martinez's film scores include, Drive, Contagion, Solaris and Traffic.
On April 14, 2012, Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Cliff Martinez was born in the Bronx, New York. Raised in Columbus, Ohio, his first job composing was for the popular television show Pee Wee's Playhouse. At the time, however, he was more interested in rock bands, and played drums in a variety of them, mostly in a temporary capacity.
After several years drumming for such acts as Captain Beefheart, The Dickies, Lydia Lunch and The Weirdos, in late 1983, he and Jack Sherman were drafted in to join the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the recording of their eponymous first album after Jack Irons and Hillel Slovak left the band to concentrate on their other project at the time, What Is This? Eventually, tensions between Sherman and his fellow band members culminated in Sherman being fired and Slovak returning for the second album, Freaky Styley. Irons however, was still committed to What Is
Ed Blackwell (October 10, 1929 – October 7, 1992) was an American jazz drummer born in New Orleans, Louisiana, known for his extensive, influential work with Ornette Coleman.
Blackwell's early career began in New Orleans in the 1950s. He played in a bebop quintet that included pianist Ellis Marsalis and clarinetist Alvin Batiste. There was also a brief stint touring with Ray Charles. The second line parade music of New Orleans greatly influenced Blackwell's drumming style and could be heard in his playing throughout his career.
Blackwell first came to national attention as the drummer with Ornette Coleman's quartet around 1960, when he took over for Billy Higgins in the quartet's legendary stand at the Five Spot in New York City. He is known as one of the great innovators of the free jazz of the 1960s, fusing New Orleans and African rhythms with bebop. In the 1970s and 1980s Blackwell toured and recorded extensively with fellow Ornette Quartet veterans Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Dewey Redman in the quartet Old and New Dreams.
In the late 1970s Blackwell became an Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Blackwell was a beloved figure on the Wesleyan Campus
Harvey William Mason (born February 22, 1947 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is an American jazz drummer. He has worked with many jazz and fusion artists such as Bob James, The Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and almost all the Mizell Brothers productions with Donald Byrd, Johnny Hammond, Bobbi Humphrey and Gary Bartz. He is featured on George Benson's 1976 album, Breezin'. Harvey is also the percussionist for the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, which includes keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb, and bassist Nathan East.
Mason's son, Harvey Mason, Jr., is one-half of the production team The Underdogs with Damon Thomas. The Underdogs have produced tracks for artists including Fantasia Barrino, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross. Harvey Sr.'s work is featured on one of the The Underdogs' major works, the soundtrack of the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls.
In 1979 Mason Sr, released the hit single "Groovin' You", a disco-stomping tune, from the album with the same name. This music was then, sampled by House producer Gusto, in his 1995 hit-single "Disco's Revenge".
With Herb Alpert
With Chet Atkins
Blair Sinta has drummed for Alanis Morissette, Annie Lennox, Pedestrian, Michelle Branch, Jude, Chris Stills, and many others. He is the son of classical saxophonist and University of Michigan professor Donald Sinta. He is also featured in Alanis Morissette's DVD, Feast On Scraps.
Ben Vaught is the former drummer for the American based band Hed PE. He is also known as B. C.
After the release of Hed PE's album Blackout did not live up to the success of its predecessor, Broke, B. C., along with other founding members of the group, abruptly left the band. B. C. did a fill-in stint for Breaking Benjamin after co-founder and drummer, Jeremy Hummel, left Breaking Benjamin.
W. S. "Fluke" Holland (born April 22, 1935, in Saltillo, Tennessee) is a drummer who worked extensively with numerous rock and roll musicians, beginning with Carl Perkins, but became well known as the drummer in singer Johnny Cash's succession of backing bands: The Tennessee Three, The Great Eighties Eight, and The Johnny Cash Show Band. Holland played drums on the 1955 Sun Records recording of "Blue Suede Shoes" by Perkins, the song's writer and original performer.
Holland earned the nickname Fluke while working at a filling station. He would use "fluke" as a slang term to replace other nouns. For example, "look at that car," became "look at that fluke." The owner of the station began calling Holland "Fluke" and the nickname stuck. A common, yet understandable, misconception is that Holland earned the nickname "Fluke" because of his improbable entry into the music industry. At the time he made his first recording for Sun Records, he had played the drums just once before. A major break came with his performance on Perkins' recording of "Blue Suede Shoes". In the months to follow, Holland pioneered the use of drums in rock and roll music, well before Elvis Presley began touring with
Kenny Aronoff (born March 7, 1953) is an American drummer. He has played drums for many musicians, including John Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Belinda Carlisle, Elton John, John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, The BoDeans, Gregg Alexander, The Smashing Pumpkins, Chickenfoot, Tony Iommi, Jon Bon Jovi, Vasco Rossi, Cinderella and Stryper.
After graduating from Indiana University, in 1976, where he studied under the acclaimed tympanist George Gaber, Aronoff passed on several symphony orchestra offers and decided to head for the East Coast where he studied drum set in Boston and New York. During this time he began to concentrate on jazz and fusion music, and in 1977 he returned to Bloomington, Indiana and spent several years in a popular local band, playing throughout the Midwest.
In 1980 he joined John Mellencamp's band, recording 10 albums and touring with him over a 17-year period.
In the mid-1980s, Kenny began to develop an enormously successful career as a studio musician, playing on hundreds of records as well as touring worldwide with many artists. Aronoff has recorded with musicians such as Tony Iommi, John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, Melissa
Dan Trapp (born November 15, 1986) is the drummer for the New Jersey rock band, Senses Fail, formerly the drummer of the band Not a Clue. He attended elementary school briefly in Peter Cooper Elementary before transferring for the remainder of it and middle school at St. Catherine's of Bologna in Ringwood, New Jersey and Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, New Jersey (which he left during his sophomore year after Senses Fail was officially signed). Trapp and Senses Fail bandmate Heath Saraceno are in a side project called The Jettonnes.
Dan currently uses C&C Custom Drums made in Gladstone Missouri, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth sticks.
When recording From the Depths of Dreams and Let It Enfold You Trapp used Orange County Custom Drums, Zildjian cymbals, and Promark sticks. Subsequently, Trapp joined a number of other endorsed artists on the C&C Custom team.
Peter "Pete" Parada (born July 9, 1974) is an American drummer who has been a member of several notable musical acts. Parada's drumming career began in 1996 when he joined Steel Prophet and recorded one album with them a year later. Subsequently he joined Face to Face and Saves the Day, and in 2007 became the new drummer for The Offspring. Parada was also associated with the metal band Engine and Rob Halford's solo project Halford, and briefly played drums in the punk band Alkaline Trio. He was also a member of a female-fronted rock band Hot Mess.
After auditioning 25 different drummers to replace Rob Kurth, Parada officially joined Face to Face in 1998. He was present on four albums with the band: Ignorance is Bliss, Standards & Practices (both released in 1999), Reactionary (2000) and How to Ruin Everything (2002).
Cited as a seminal California punk group, Face to Face were active until 2003, although they embarked on a farewell tour in the following year. The group had since gone on indefinite hiatus. When frontman Trever Keith resurrected Face to Face in 2008, Parada did not participate because of touring commitments with The Offspring. He was replaced by Danny Thompson
Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez (born in 1949) is an American drummer. Between 1968 and 1974 Lopez backed Bruce Springsteen in several bands, including Steel Mill and the E Street Band. He also played on Springsteen’s first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto playing drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands, including The Lord Gunner Group. Since 2004 he has led his own band, Steel Mill Retro, which has performed and recorded original Springsteen songs from the Steel Mill era. As of August 2008 Lopez lives in Jackson Township, New Jersey with his daughter, Liz, who is an accountant. His wife, Laurel, died in 2004. When not playing in various bands, Lopez has worked as a golf caddy.
Lopez grew up in Neptune Township, New Jersey where he attended Neptune High School with both Garry Tallent and Southside Johnny. From 1956 to 1962 he played the soprano valve bugle in a Drum and Bugle Corps. Then as a teenager he taught himself the drums and began playing with Buzzy Lubinsky, a drummer/DJ based in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Lubinsky's father was Herman Lubinsky, owner of Savoy Records in
Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove, and speed.
Rich was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich. His talent for rhythm was first noted by his father, who saw that Buddy could keep a steady beat with spoons at the age of one. He began playing drums in vaudeville when he was 18 months old, billed as "Traps the Drum Wonder." At the peak of Rich's childhood career, he was reportedly the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world (after Jackie Coogan). At 11 he was performing as a bandleader. He received no formal drum instruction, and went so far as to claim that instruction would only degrade his musical talent. He also never admitted to practicing, claiming to play the drums only during performancesand was not known to read music. He expressed great admiration for, and was influenced by, the playing of Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Dave Tough, and Jo Jones, among others..
Rich first played jazz with a major group in 1937 with Joe Marsala and guitarist Jack Lemaire. He then
Dave Jones is an early hardcore punk drummer known for his work with Agnostic Front on their highly-regarded debut album Victim in Pain. Allmusic.com states that Victim in Pain was career-defining and confirmed AF's status as leaders of the NY hardcore movement. A review of the album on allmusic states that the album "arguably remains the ultimate document of the New York hardcore scene". Dave is seen in the large gatefold photo inside the album.Dave Agnostic Front lead singer, Roger Miret, commented on the photo in a recent interview; "My favorite Agnostic Front show was at the old Rock Hotel... that was the 1st time I ever felt the feeling of our accomplishment within the scene. That show itself was the one we used a photo from in our very 1st NYHC classic release 'Victim In Pain'; It's the picture inside the gatefold. Every time I look at it my mind wanders deep into thoughts."
Dave also appears on the lesser-known album by Mental Abuse SidSludge, Streets of Filth.
Jones was in other early hardcore bands:
Lee Smith (born in 1982) is a Californian musician. He is most notably known for being the drummer for the eclectic indie bands Estradasphere and God of Shamisen.
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Bill Dowdy (born August 15, 1933) is a musician and teacher, born in Arkansas. He was the drummer with the jazz trio, The Three Sounds. The Three Sounds recorded over ten jazz albums from the 1950s through the early 70s and played with Lester Young, Lou Donaldson, Nat Adderley, Johnny Griffin, Anita O'Day and Sonny Stitt among others.
Dowdy moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan when he was six months old. At a young age he would beat on things as if he were playing the drums, this was an indication for Dowdy's future musical career. In high school he learned to play the piano and the drums. He had a group called "Club 49 Trio" in 1949, the group played on the radio in Chicago.
After Dowdy started his own music group he moved to Battle Creek and joined a band, but shortly after he was drafted into the Army. Afterwards he moved to Chicago after realizing he needed to study music, he eventually took private lessons to improve his musical skills. Over time Dowdy became a professional drummer, eventually playing with many blues bands. Dowdy continued traveling, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Canada to the south. Amongst his idols were Gene Krupa, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, and Tony
Milford Graves (b. Queens, New York August 20, 1941) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist, most noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the early 1960s with Paul Bley and the New York Art Quartet. He is considered to be a free jazz pioneer, liberating the percussion from its timekeeping role.
Graves has worked as a sideman and session musician with a variety of established jazz musicians throughout his career, including Don Pullen, Eddie Gomez, Andrew Cyrille, Rashied Ali, Kenny Clarke, Don Moye, Philly Joe Jones, John Zorn and Albert Ayler. He has invested his time in research within the field of healing through music. Graves accepted a job in 1973 as an instructor at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
with Montego Joe
with Giuseppi Logan
with Paul Bley
with New York Art Quartet
with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra
with Miriam Makeba
with Lowell Davidson
with Don Pullen
with Albert Ayler
with Sonny Sharrock
with Andrew Cyrille
with Various Artists
with Sun Ra
with Kenny Clarke/Andrew Cyrille/Milford Graves/Famoudou Don Moye
with David Murray
with John Zorn
with Anthony Braxton & William Parker
Zach Hill (born December 28, 1979) is a musician/drummer and visual artist from Sacramento, California. Primarily known for his drumming style, he performs/has performed in numerous groups, including Death Grips, Hella, as well as Boredoms, and a diverse range of others including, Marnie Stern, Wavves, Mick Barr, Nervous Cop (a collaboration with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Joanna Newsom ), El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Mike Patton, Flössin (a collaboration with Christopher Willits and rotating members Kid606, Matmos, Nate Boyce and Carson McWhirter) and many others. Zach is self-taught, having started drumming around 1995, and has been touring internationally with various groups since 2001.
One of Zach Hill's most defining characteristics as a drummer is his footwork, especially right foot double strokes on the bass drum. Additionally, his drum kit thus far has had generally very low-tuned tom-toms and floor-toms. When playing rhythms back and forth between his bass drum and these tom-toms, it often sounds as if it is all being created by the bass drum. His snare drum sound is often a contrasting highly tuned "crack" sound.
A unique aspect of Zach's style is his liberal
'Andrew Forsman, born 2 September 1985 (1985-09-02) (age 26) was the drummer for the Mukilteo, Washington based prog-rock/post-hardcore band The Fall of Troy. Previous to The Fall of Troy, he was also in a band with Thomas Erak, Tim Ward and also guitarist Mike Munro in the band The Thirty Years War at the age of only 17. His playing is showcased on both of the band's EPs. When The 30 Years War split, it was Forsman's idea to bring Erak, Ward, and himself into The Fall of Troy. Andrew plans to continue his education and become a teacher. He is currently the drummer for the Seattle rock band The Monday Mornings.
Janet Lee Weiss (born September 24, 1965) is a rock drummer, formerly of now-defunct Sleater-Kinney and currently a member of Quasi and Wild Flag. She was the drummer for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, leaving after the album Mirror Traffic, and contributed to The Shins' fourth studio album, Port of Morrow (2012).
Weiss was born in Hollywood, California, and began playing guitar at the age of 16. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a degree in photography. While in college, she started playing drums with an all-girl trio, The Furies.
At the age of 22, Weiss went on tour with a San Francisco band, The Furies, as the drummer, even though she had only been playing for two weeks. She moved to Portland, Oregon in 1989 and soon after began playing with Sam Coomes (her ex-husband and Quasi bandmate).
Weiss started playing with Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein in Sleater-Kinney in 1996, after seeing them play a show. Tucker and Brownstein then played her a new song they were working on at the time, "Dig Me Out." Her bandmates later said that she made up a beat so solid "you could practically bang your head against it." Weiss eventually became the band's
Joe LaBarbera (born February 22, 1948) is an American jazz drummer and composer. He is best known for his recordings and live performances with the trio of pianist Bill Evans in the final years of Evans's career. Prior to joining Evans he worked in the quartet of Chuck Mangione and Joe Farrell.
He was born in Mt. Morris, New York, younger brother to saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, and trumpeter and arranger/composer John LaBarbera. He was formally educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
After Berklee he spent two years with the US Army band at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He began his professional career playing with Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd, followed by the Chuck Mangione Quartet.
He then moved to New York and spent two years freelancing with a number of notable musicians, including Jim Hall, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Gary Burton, Art Pepper, John Scofield, Bob Brookmeyer and Toots Thielmans.
In 1978, Joe joined the Bill Evans trio with bassist Marc Johnson. After Evans' death in 1980, Joe joined singer Tony Bennett. LaBarbera has played with jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe who described in an interview with All About Jazz reporter Fred Jung what it was like
Ronald "Ron" Welty (born February 1, 1971, Long Beach, California) is the former drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring. Of all the band's drummers, Welty's tenure was the longest, as he was in the band from July 1987 to March 2003. He had replaced their original drummer James Lilja, and was only 16 at the time of his joining. However, he left to form his band Steady Ground, in which he played drums and co-produced. His departure was announced on March 18, 2003 on The Offspring's official website. He had played on The Offspring's first six albums before departing, which were their self-titled album, Ignition, Smash, Ixnay on the Hombre, Americana, and Conspiracy of One. He left the band when they were in the midst of writing and recording Splinter, their seventh album released in December 2003.
On February 26, 2006, Steady Ground released three demos on MySpace, entitled "Everyone's Emotional", "I Can't Contain Myself", and "You Better Close Your Eyes." They broke up in 2007.
Welty plays a Tama Starclassic drum kit with Zildjian cymbals.
Gregg Bissonette, (born June 9, 1959, Detroit, Michigan) is an American drummer.
Bissonette was born in a family of musicians. His father Bud Bissonette plays drums, his mother Phyllis plays piano and vibraphone, and brother Matt Bissonette plays bass guitar. Bissonette started learning to play the drums at age 5 from his father. Bissonette went on to study at the University of North Texas where he was a music education major. He was also featured in the famed One O'Clock Lab Band. After college, he joined Matt in the Maynard Ferguson Big Band and recorded "Live from San Francisco".
One of Bissonette's first recordings was Brandon Field's "The Other Side of the Story" in 1985. It also featured David Garfield on keyboards. A few years later Bissonette would start playing shows with Brandon, David, and Steve Lukather on guitar and with John Pena on bass as "Los Lobotomys" to standing room only audiences. These shows took place at The Baked Potato, a jazz club and restaurant located in Los Angeles, California, playing rock, Latin, jazz and more.
Bissonette was the drummer, Steve Vai was the guitarist, and Billy Sheehan was the bass player on David Lee Roth's multi-platinum releases
Michael Timothy Curry (born 10 June 1956) is an American drummer. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with the singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, although he has also worked with Hall & Oates, Cher, Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sam Phillips, Tom Waits, The Cult, Steve Jones and other musicians.
Mickey Curry was born in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.. He started playing drums at 11 when he had lessons at school with a man named Nick Forte. When he was 13, he and two of his brothers formed a band called The Rack. When he was 17, he joined the Scratch Band in Connecticut.
He played in many local bands in Connecticut until around 1980, when he started working in studios in New York. While working in Manhattan, he joined a band called Tom Dickie and the Desires. They were managed by Tommy Mottola who also managed Hall & Oates. Impressed by Curry's work, Mottola asked him to record with Hall & Oates on their album Private Eyes.
Around the same time he was working with Hall & Oates, Curry met producer Bob Clearmountain who had just begun working with a young Bryan Adams. Soon after this, Curry was playing on Adams' second album, You Want It You Got It. It
Richard Liles, born 25 February 1973 is an American musician and was the original drummer from the alternative rock band 3 Doors Down. He played the drums on 3 Doors Down's second studio album Away From The Sun. Drummer Daniel Adair replaced him on drums. Adair was later replaced by Greg Upchurch.
Floyd "Bud" I. Gaugh IV (born October 2, 1967) is a rock music drummer who played in the bands Sublime (1988–1996), Long Beach Dub Allstars (1997–2002), Eyes Adrift (2002–2003) Volcano (2004), Del Mar (2006–present) and Sublime with Rome (2009–2011). He was the oldest member of Sublime.
Gaugh started his drumming career back in high school playing snare with the Long Beach Junior Concert Band.
He met bassist Eric Wilson in 1979 and later started their first garage punk band, which was named The Juice Bros. They became founding members of Sublime in 1986. In 1996, Sublime ended due to the death of lead singer Bradley Nowell from a heroin overdose. The Long Beach Dub Allstars then formed in 1997. Their first album was released in 1999 called Right Back (Dreamworks).
Gaugh played drums in the Eyes Adrift with Krist Novoselic and Curt Kirkwood. After Eyes Adrift disbanded, he went on to form Volcano with Kirkwood. Since Eyes Adrift, Gaugh now spends his time at his home in Nevada, snowboarding, skating, skiing and kayaking in Colorado and Lake Tahoe and plays in a band called Del Mar. Del Mar was started in 2006, and plays classic surf.
It was announced in early 2009 that Gaugh would
Mark Francis O'Connell (b. May 6, 1981) is the drummer of the American alternative rock group Taking Back Sunday.
Born May 6, 1981, O'Connell was raised in Rockville Centre, New York. O'Connell attended Nassau Community College and worked as a car valet. He has a pit-bull and likes bands like Metallica, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin. His favorite thing to do is play the drums. His influences include Rancid and Operation Ivy. He grew up with ex-member Shaun Cooper. Mark played drums on Straylight Run's demo songs, although he was not credited for playing.
While Taking Back Sunday was in Phoenix, Arizona on the Projekt Revolution tour, Mark herniated three discs in his back, and had to undergo immediate surgeries. On October 25th, Mark posted a bulletin on the bands Myspace stating that he just got back from surgery and he's doing fine.
Alex MacDougall is an American record producer, and percussionist. MacDougall is best known for being a member of the Christian rock band Daniel Amos in the late 1970s in addition to his production and recording session credits. He was also a member of Selah, The Way, Salvation Air Force, The Richie Furay Band, The Randy Stonehill Band and The Larry Norman Band.
Born and raised in Orange County, California, as of 2008 MacDougall and his wife have five children, and five grandsons.
MacDougall toured as part of the Richie Furay Band in 1976, opening concerts for Loggins and Messina, Leon Russell and the Beach Boys, among others. In 1977, he toured as drummer with Andrae Crouch and Terry Talbot before joining Daniel Amos in 1978 for their Horrendous Disc tour. MacDougall became an important part of the sound of the band in the late 70s, providing a second percussion sound inspired by drummers/percussionists Airto Moriera, Russ Kunkle, Ralph McDonald and Harvey Mason. MacDougall left DA during their ¡Alarma! album recording, but continued to provide percussion for the band's albums (and many others) for years, and even reunited with other early members of the band for a 1999
Anton Fier, (born June 20, 1956), is an American drummer, composer and bandleader. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fier was an early member of The Lounge Lizards and The Feelies. He was in The Lodge (with John Greaves), worked with Pere Ubu, was briefly in the Voidoids and founded The Golden Palominos. The 1978 Pere Ubu EP titled "Datapanik in the Year Zero" was dedicated to Fier.
Fier has collaborated extensively with Bill Laswell and also toured and recorded with Hüsker Dü guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Bob Mould.
Fier also played with bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Kenji Suzuki on the 1987 album Inazuma Super Session - "Absolute Live!!"
Fier played in the band Locus Solus with John Zorn and Arto Lindsay. They recorded a live album for Zorn's 50th birthday celebration: 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 3 of the 50th birthday series on Tzadik.
Clayton Scrivner (born November 15, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the drummer for the Salt Lake City band The Rodeo Boys. Formerly he played drums in the Las Vegas band Chapter Eleven with Rodney E. Pardey. Also in Las Vegas, in the early 1990s, Scrivner played in Captain Go with his brother Lee Scrivner, and with Marty Crandall formerly of The Shins.
Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr. was born in Denver, Colorado, 7 April 1948. He is a session drummer who has played on several rock records of the 1960s and 1970s. Achieving some success first with the fine but ill-fated '60s band Clear Light, he is best known as the drummer on Crosby, Stills and Nash's debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969) and their follow-up with Neil Young, Déjà Vu (1970) and was given a front-sleeve credit along with Motown bassist Greg Reeves. As well as appearing on Stills' eponymous first solo album in 1970, Taylor was also the drummer for Stills' group Manassas in 1972 and 1973. He also played with Van Morrison at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival in a quartet along with keyboardist Pete Wingfield and bassist Jerome Rimson, a performance issued on the 2006 DVD, Live at Montreux 1980/1974. He briefly surfaced in the mid-70's drumming for Paul Butterfield's touring band.
Jesse Sandoval is the former drummer of American indie rock group The Shins. Sandoval initially formed Flake with singer-songwriter James Mercer, guitarist Neal Langford and bassist Marty Crandall in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992. Sandoval and Mercer then went on to form The Shins as a side project, intending to play as a duo, but were eventually joined again by Marty Crandall on keyboard and Dave Hernandez on bass. Sandoval, along with other band members, now resides in Portland, Oregon.
In May 2009, Sandoval opened a food cart in Portland, "Nuevo Mexico", where he serves traditional New Mexican food, including stuffed sopaipillas. He drew upon his experience helping in his mother's food cart, which worked festivals in New Mexico.
Jesse made an appearance on Darren Hanlon's album Fingertips & Mountaintops. He also currently plays drums for The Minders.
Mathieu Soucy is a professionnal drummer, composer and multi-instrumentist musician based in Quebec city. Drummer and percussionist for many bands and artists such as Quebec city rock alternative band Flangers and blues guitarist Gaston Gagnon, he is now writing and producing music in his home studio (Studio Améthyste).
David McSparran aka David Raven is an American session drummer, known for his work with artists like Mike Ness, Greg Ginn, Mastedon, Mark Heard, Amy Grant, Peter Himmelman, Pierce Pettis, Tonio K, Mojo Monkeys, and the rock band The Swirling Eddies (credited as Hort Elvison). In the 1980s, McSparran worked frequently with songwriter Mark Heard, appearing on the albums Ashes and Light in 1984; Mosaics in 1985; and Tribal Opera in 1987. The following year, the drummer joined the Keaggy Stonehill band for a tour in support of Phil Keaggy's Sunday's Child and Randy Stonehill's Can't Buy A Miracle, under the name of David Raven. Also that year, Raven became a member of The Swirling Eddies, performing on their albums and at their rare concert performances.
John Boecklin is the drummer for groove metal band DevilDriver. John also plays guitar and contributed guitar on both their debut self-titled album and The Fury of Our Maker's Hand also on The Last Kind Words.
John uses ddrum (not a typo) drums and Meinl cymbals.
John Everett Otto (born March 22, 1977 in Jacksonville, Florida) is the drummer and co-founder of the band Limp Bizkit.
Otto studied jazz drumming at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and playing in local avant-garde bands before joining Limp Bizkit, a band formed by Fred Durst and Otto's cousin, Sam Rivers. What started as a small band from Jacksonville, Florida escalated into one of the most popular nu metal bands in the world, selling over 45 million records worldwide.
After a successful career, in November 2004, rumors began to surface of the departure of John Otto from the band. These conclusions were derived from the fact that new pictures of John Otto had not shown up on Limp Bizkit's official site for several months. Also, some rumors arose that John Otto had become a Benedictine monk. These rumors were addressed by Fred Durst himself in a post on his official website entitled "People are Dumb". Fred did not address the topic directly; he chose to give subliminal "hints" that John was indeed still in the band. Pictures of John Otto later surfaced on Limp Bizkit's website, disproving the rumors altogether.
John wrote and recorded drums for all the tracks of The
Paul John Doucette (born August 22, 1972) is the drummer for the band Matchbox Twenty. A native of North Huntington, Pennsylvania – a suburb located roughly 15 miles SE of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County – Doucette graduated from Norwin High School in June 1990. He now lives in California.
After moving to Orlando, Doucette met Rob Thomas and Brian Yale. The trio formed the core of what would become Matchbox Twenty. He is credited with naming the band. His biggest musical influences are R.E.M. and Kenny Aronoff. With Matchbox 20 on hiatus Doucette is working with his new band, The Break and Repair Method with Matt Nathanson.
Doucette also co-designed Matchbox Twenty's light shows.
Doucette is married to Moon Unit Zappa. Their daughter Mathilda Plum was born December 21, 2004. It was announced in January 2012, that Doucette and Zappa will be divorcing.
Doucette started composing music for film in 2004. He composed the score for the Nickelodeon film Shredderman Rules and wrote the song "Better Days" for the film. He also won the 2005 Rhode Island Film Festival award for Best Score for the film Just Pray.
Doucette is currently working on his solo project The Break and Repair Method
Chad Gracey (born July 23, 1971, in York, Pennsylvania, US) is the drummer for the bands Live and The Gracious Few. Live have sold over 20 million records, including the 8x platinum album Throwing Copper.
Chad is a founding member of the band Live and has appeared on all their albums to date. He met his future Live band mates in middle school in York. When vocalist Ed Kowalczyk left the band in 2009, Gracey formed the band The Gracious Few along with Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Taylor of Live and Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox. They released their debut album The Gracious Few in 2010. In 2011, Live announced their intention to record new material with an as yet unnamed new lead singer.
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Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play "in the pocket" but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.
In 2007, just before Led Zeppelin were scheduled to play at the O2 Arena in London, John Bonham's son Jason was asked in an interview that if he himself were to pass up the opportunity, which drummer would he recommend to fill the coveted drum throne. His reply was 'If I were to choose, I would
Ed McTaggart (born July 10, 1951) is an American drummer and artist. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Daniel Amos.
McTaggart joined DA in 1976, after years of playing with Bill Sprouse Jr.'s band The Road Home.
In the 1980s, McTaggart became the V.P. of Creative Services for Frontline Records, and went on to design the covers of hundreds of albums, CDs and tapes. After leaving Frontline, McTaggart started the McTaggart Design Group. Over the years, McTaggart has created covers and other artwork for albums by DA, Jon Gibson, Altar Boys, Veil of Ashes, Scaterd Few, Mad at the World, Tom Stipe, Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner, Stephen Crumbacher, Rick Elias, Lost Dogs, Lifesavers Underground, Terry Scott Taylor and many others.
McTaggart currently performs with Pete Jacob's classic rock band, Class of '69 and the Wartime Radio Revue. He is employed by the White Cap Construction Supply serving as a Production Manager in the Corporate Marketing Department.
Jerry Nolan (May 7, 1946–January 14, 1992) was an American rock drummer, best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.
A native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nolan joined The New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 to replace Billy Murcia, who had died of asphixiation in a failed attempt to revive him from a drug overdose while on tour in England, early in the band's career. The Dolls got a record deal with Mercury Records in 1973. Nolan also was a childhood friend of Peter Criss (KISS' original drummer) who auditioned for The New York Dolls at the same time. He previously played with Wayne (Jayne) County's "Queen Elizabeth", Billy Squier's "Kicks" and was the only male member of Suzi Quatro's Detroit-based band Cradle. Jerry was drumming for the power trio "Shaker", a New York band that frequently opened for the Dolls, when he was recruited to replace Billy. Nolan played on the Dolls´ first two albums (New York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon).
After much internal fighting and a short stint under the helm of future Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Nolan left the Dolls together with Johnny Thunders in the spring of 1975. The two then placed a
Edward "Ed" Soph (born March 21, 1945 in Coronado, California) is an American jazz drummer and educator.
Soph was raised in Houston, Texas. He enrolled at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1963 as a music major, but switched his concentration to English during his sophomore year. While at UNT, Soph performed with the One O'Clock Lab Band as well as summer tenures with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Stan Kenton. He graduated in 1968 and joined Woody Herman due to a recommendation from Cannonball Adderley.
Soph moved to New York City in 1971, and began performing and recording freelance. Soph has played with the bands of Clark Terry, Bill Watrous and Woody Herman, as well as the small groups of Bill Evans, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker, Joe Henderson, Pat LaBarbera, Bill Mays, Cedar Walton, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Carl Fontana and Slide Hampton, amongst others. Soph also pursued his teaching career while working as faculty at The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshops, The National Stage Band Camps and The University of Bridgeport.
Soph returned to Texas in 1987 and is currently a Professor in the Jazz Studies and Performance divisions of the College of
Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell, March 21, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is the drummer for Stray Cats. Alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, he spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 1980s.
Phantom currently plays in the band Kat Men with Imelda May guitarist Darrel Higham.
Born in Brooklyn, and raised in Massapequa, New York, Phantom grew up listening to his parent's jazz records and by the age of ten took up the drums. “To be honest I think the drums chose me, I can’t remember ever wanting to do anything else.” remembers Phantom. Immersing himself in the art of drumming and the world of music, Phantom took lessons with Mousie Alexander (who played with Benny Goodman) which included the study of jazz and working through books by Jim Chapin and Ted Reed.
By the late 1970s he was playing in bands with his school friend and bassist Lee Rocker and they soon joined forces with guitarist Brian Setzer. During downtime from the Stray Cats, Phantom played a part in several groups, notably one with him, Rocker and guitarist Earl Slick, which produced two albums, and The Swing Cats. Phantom also enjoyed a stint playing with Jerry Lee Lewis. He formed Col. Parker
Lori Barbero (born November 27, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was the drummer for the Minneapolis-based band Babes in Toyland. She subsequently played drums for the bands Eggtwist and Koalas.
Before Babes in Toyland, Barbero dropped out of the University of Minnesota and worked as a waitress. She had never played any musical instrument before but had always wanted to learn to play drums, and she did when Kat Bjelland asked her to start a band with her.
She was also part owner of the now defunct Minneapolis label Spanish Fly Records, whose roster included Smut, Dumpster Juice, Milk, REO Speedealer, Sleep Capsule, and Likehell.
In 2006, Lori was awarded with an Artist of Distinction award by Sound Unseen for her continuous contribution to the Minneapolis Rock and Roll scene.
Matt Johnson (born November 6, 1970 in Houston, Texas) is an American drummer who played in the band of Jeff Buckley, appearing and co-writing one song on his album Grace in 1994, as well as on subsequent live releases and EPs. Although he stopped playing with Buckley before recording began on what was to become the singer's final original album (released after his death as Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk), Johnson shares writing credits for one of its tracks.
Matt Johnson has also performed and recorded with Duncan Sheik, Elysian Fields, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips, Beth Orton, David Poe, and Theo Eastwind. Johnson is currently collaborating with Sheik and fellow musician/songwriters David Poe, Morgan Taylor and Fil Krohnengold on an as-yet unnamed band project. Artist/drummer Matt Johnson has stepped away from the drum lift to record and release the solo project "CAGEFIGHTER." It's a moody and graceful collection of Matt Johnson original music, including the piece "Together We Say." Johnson is also expected to release more solo material.
Matt Johnson has appeared in several live performances and is currently touring (2011–2012) with
Tris Imboden (born Gregory Tristan Imboden on July 27, 1951) is the current drummer with Chicago. He replaced their original drummer Danny Seraphine following his dismissal in 1990. Prior to joining Chicago, as well as during his tenure with the band, Imboden has had a career as a studio session player. Among his studio work have been sessions for Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Firefall, Richard Marx, Steve Vai, Roger Daltrey and Crosby, Stills & Nash. He has also toured as a drummer with Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Firefall, Cock Robin and others. Imboden was one of the founding members of the band Honk in 1970.
He currently endorses and uses Groove Juice Cymbal Cleaner, DW Drums, Hardware and Pedals, Gibraltar Drum Racks, Remo Drum Heads, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Beato Bags and Toca Percussion.
Imboden lives in Malibu, California and has a daughter named Jessica.
Cartland Blake Richardson is the drummer for the American band, Between the Buried and Me as well as the ex-drummer for the deathcore band Glass Casket. Joining in early 2005, Richardson replaced Between the Buried and Me's former drummer Mark Castillo.
Richardson is notably the only member of Between the Buried and Me who is not vegetarian.
Richardson attended to middle school at Calvary Baptist Day School in Winston-Salem, later attending Mt. Tabor High School and performed an annual drum solo for one of his school's club's project named 'Spartan Spectacular'. Playing since he was 11 years old, he became an immediate fan of 1990s grunge music. Being inspired by bands such as Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins, his passion for heavy music grew as much as his love for drumming did. After taking lessons for several years from local jazz percussionist/drummer Robert Crutchfield, he developed his skills and started playing out with his first band, Glass Casket at the age of 17. After significant touring throughout the US, he graduated high school in 2003 and attended NC State University for two years.
After getting an offer to play drums for home state friends, Between the
Derek Grant is the drummer for punk band Alkaline Trio, where he replaced Mike Felumlee. He was previously a member of The Suicide Machines, Telegraph, Gyga, Thoughts of Ionesco, Remainder, Walls of Jericho, The Exceptions and Broken Spoke, a side band with Royce Nunley and Jay Navarro. Besides playing the drums, Grant is an accomplished guitarist and singer, and has filled in as guitarist for both Face to Face (1998) and The Gaslight Anthem (October 2008). In addition, he frequently joins bassist Dan Andriano and guitarist Matt Skiba on vocals and also with songwriting duties. Alkaline Trio went through a series of drummers in their early days and first 3 albums, but Matt Skiba recently said that "If Derek was not in Alkaline Trio then there would be no trio".
He has frequently filled in on drums for Josh Freese on many Vandals Tours since 1998, and with Good Charlotte during the later half of 2004.
In September 2008, Derek released an 8 song album for free via his MySpace page entitled "D.Grant Meets the Reaper" which is a collaboration with his 12 year old alter-ego. The songs feature Derek at age 12 on vocals, with recently recorded music.
In February 2009 Derek released a
Jason Boesel was the drummer for Rilo Kiley and has also played with The Elected. He also drummed in the Bright Eyes touring band during their 2005 tour, and went on to write the liner notes for the consequent Bright Eyes live album, Motion Sickness and contributing to Bright Eyes' 2007 record, Cassadaga. From December 2007, he has played with Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst in his latest project, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. The band played this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in England and released the album Conor Oberst in August on Merge Records. On May 5 Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band released their second album Outer South - in which Boesel wrote and sings lead for two tracks. He is also said to have worked on at least one track, on the Young Veins (featuring former member of Panic! at the Disco, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker) debut record. This information was discovered via, the social networking site, Twitter.
On January 12, 2010, Jason Boesel released his debut solo album 'Hustler's Son' via Team Love,
Mike Wengren (born September 3, 1971) is a drummer from Chicago, Illinois, best known for his work with the heavy metal band Disturbed, he is one of the founding members of the band, which was formed in 1996. He is well known for his hard hitting bass drum techniques that have become a staple of Disturbed's music.
Born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Wengren has been playing drums since around the age of 10, when he took some lessons for about a month but didn’t begin to take his drumming seriously until the age of 15.
He has been quoted as saying that Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Testament, Mötley Crüe, Pantera and Racer X were his strongest influences.
On August 31, 2005 he proposed to his girlfriend onstage. Before the set closer, frontman David Draiman handed the microphone to Wengren, who explained how he's spent a lot of time in Milwaukee recently and how he met his girlfriend here. He then invited her onstage and proposed marriage to her.
In recent years, he has appeared in advertisements for Pearl Drums, since the Masters Series was his first professional kit purchased from Midwest Percussion the early 90's. Wengren uses Evans Hydraulic Glass drumheads on all
Nick Oshiro (born July 29, 1978) is an American musician, best known as the former drummer of the industrial metal band Static-X. He has previously played with the South African post grunge band/alternative metal Seether. He started out with a drumkit made by his father as he stated in an interview with Tama. It was made of pots and pans, of which his father made a whole kit from. Already at the age of nine, he wanted to be a rockstar after seeing a Whitesnake video. He then created a large following in his home town of Las Vegas, NV. Leaving Seether in 2003, he joined Static-X as a touring drummer but eventually became a full-time member. While on tour on April 11, 2007 in Abilene, Texas he broke his hand and was back in four weeks. Nick Oshiro uses a Tama drumkit (it's a Starclassic Maple in Blue Galaxy Fade), Sabian cymbals, Vater drumsticks and Remo drumheads. Some of his influences are Abe Cunningham, Morgan Rose and Tim Alexander.
Josh Freese played the actual drums on this album, however, as Nick was not in the band during the recording. He is shown to be in the band and credited as the band's drummer in the album booklet. However, Josh Freese still gets mentioned as
Pete La Roca (born Peter Sims, April 7, 1938, New York City) is an American jazz drummer. He adopted the name La Roca early in his musical career when he was a timbales player in Latin bands.
Between 1957 and 1968 he played with Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton, the John Coltrane Quartet, Marian McPartland, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Charles Lloyd, Paul Bley, and Steve Kühn, among others, as well as leading his own group and working as the house drummer at the Jazz Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts. During this period, he twice recorded as leader, firstly on Basra (Blue Note, 1965) and also on Turkish Women at the Bath (Douglas, 1967), also issued as Bliss under pianist Chick Corea's name on Muse.
In 1968 he left music to become a lawyer, successfully suing when his second album as leader was released under Corea's name without his consent.
He returned to jazz in 1979, and has recorded one album as a leader, Swingtime (Blue Note, 1997).
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Thomas Scott "Flip" Phillips (born February 22, 1973, Quitman, Georgia) is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Alter Bridge and Creed. Phillips grew up in Madison, Florida. He started out playing in a band called Crosscut at 18. In 2004, he joined Alter Bridge with fellow then-former Creed members bassist Brian Marshall and lead guitarist Mark Tremonti. He is a self-taught drummer, starting at age 18, and has also played piano and saxophone. Phillips is credited with playing drums and keyboards on Creed's 2001 album Weathered. In early 2012, Phillips joined the supergroup Projected with musicians from Sevendust and Submersed.
He now lives in Central Florida with his wife, April, and their daughter, Cadence.
Phillips cites the following drummers as his influences: Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), and Neil Peart (Rush). His favorite bands are Living Colour, Tool, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Rush and favorite albums are Time's Up (Living Colour), The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall (Pink Floyd), Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin), and Superunknown (Soundgarden).
Tony Richards (born Anthony Richard Orlando), is an American musician and drummer. He was the original drummer of shock metal band W.A.S.P. from 1982 till 1984.
Richards played for various bands in his early career before relocating to the Los Angeles, CA area from Phoenix, AZ in 1980. He began making a name for himself as one of the hottest drummers in the LA heavy metal scene with a band called Dante Fox, later to become known as Great White. With fellow band mates Don Costa (W.A.S.P./M80), Mark Kendall (Great White), and Jack Russell (Great White), they regularly played the most popular heavy metal clubs in Hollywood and LA such as the Troubador, Roxy Theatre, Whisky a Go Go, and Starwood Club.
In late 1982, Richards, along with Costa, left Dante Fox after being asked by Blackie Lawless to join the new band he was assembling called W.A.S.P. Richards left the band for unspecified reasons following the release of their debut album W.A.S.P. in 1984, being replaced by Steve Riley of Boston.
Richards is currently playing in a band called DellaVella along with Carl Della Vella on bass guitar and Lee Oliver on lead guitar.
Hunt Sales (born March 2, 1954) is an American rock and roll drummer who has played with Todd Rundgren, his brother Tony Sales, Iggy Pop and Tin Machine.
Hunt Sales is the son of 1950s/60s television comedian Soupy Sales. He has two daughters; Cali Sales, born in 1990, and Sugar Sales, born in 2007.
Hunt Sales' first group was with brother Tony in Tony and the Tigers. They released the song "Turn it on Girl" which was a minor local hit in Detroit. Tony and the Tigers appeared on Hullabaloo in 1966 and also on the local Detroit/Windsor dance show, Swingin' Time with Robin Seymour.
In 1976, he played drums with the hard rock power trio Paris, formed by former Fleetwood Mac guitarist/songwriter Bob Welch. This trio (which included ex-Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick) was short lived, releasing two albums for Capitol Records. Hunt played and sang backup vocals on the second Paris LP, Big Towne, 2061.
In 1977 Hunt, along with brother Tony, provided the rhythm section for the Iggy Pop album Lust for Life. The opening to the title track, performed by Hunt, has become one of the most famous and instantly recognisable openings in the history of rock music. David Bowie's memories of the
Jason Hamacher is an American musician. He was the drummer for the bands Frodus, Decahedron, Combatwoundedveteran and the mid-1990s straight-edge band Battery. He also sang under the pseudonym Ponan for the Washington, DC rock band Mancake (Part Man... Part Pancake...), which released an EP on Art Monk Construction in 1999 entitled We will destroy you. Aside from music, Jason Hamacher is an accomplished photographer and documentarian and runs ""Lost Origin Productions LLC"". He is currently working in Syria with the ancient Aramaic speaking Syrian Orthodox Church. In March 2008, Hamacher starred in the documentary short, Old Soul which won the 2008 International Documentary Challenge. Lost Origin Productions will release Hamacher's field recordings of the earliest known Christian chant, publish a book of his Syrian photography entitled, "Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy", and launch an international series of limited edition cross cultural images.
Although he has remained quieter in the music scene than former band mate Shelby Cinca, he posted writing for a metal 'dream band' on his blog: 'I finally started writing songs with my dream band. I'm calling it Zealot. The
Louie Carrisalez was Death's drum tech, who, together with Walter Trachsler, was picked up to assume the vocals by the remaining angried Death members for the infamous 1990s "Fuck Chuck" European tour, after Chuck Schuldiner announced he would not participate on the tour.
His only known former band is Devastation.
Steve Asheim (born January 17, 1970) is the drummer and primary songwriter for the death metal band Deicide. Asheim is endorsed by Pearl,Paiste, Vater, Axis and is known to collect guns, which can be seen in Deicide's DVD When London Burns. Asheim also plays guitar on the album Till Death Do Us Part. On November 20, 2007, Asheim joined the St. Petersburg, Florida-based death/black metal band Order of Ennead as their drummer.
Asheim first instrument was the trumpet but after few months he began playing drums as self-taught at age 11 and begin to play in small bands at 13. He did his first demo at age 14, in a studio of one of his school teachers in Freehold, NJ. In that period he developed his interest in extreme drumming. He left his former bandmates because they wanted to play Mötley Crüe while he was interested to play Slayer and Metallica. In 1985, he moved to Florida and joined "Carnage", where he met Eric and Brian Hoffman. "Carnage" covered Slayer, Exodus, Celtic Frost and Dark Angel songs. After Carnage disbanded in 1986, Asheim and the Hoffman brothers started writing the early "Amon" songs. In 1987 they met Glen Benton and started demoing. Later they changed the band name
Alfredo Hernández is an American drummer best known as a member of desert rock bands Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Brant Bjork and the Bros and Yawning Man. He is jazz trained.
Hernández joined Kyuss in 1994, replacing previous drummer Brant Bjork who had left the band due to personal reasons. Kyuss' Josh Homme stated at the time that Hernández was the only drummer considered for the job. He appeared on the band's final studio album ...And the Circus Leaves Town and Kyuss soon went on indefinite hiatus in October 1995. Hernandez subsequently drummed on Queens of the Stone Age's self-titled debut record released in 1998, and in 2004 for the recording of an EP and a brief tour with former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri's band, Mondo Generator.
Hernández was a founding member of the band Yawning Man, and later teamed up with fellow ex-Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork and Dave Dinsmore to form Che. The 2000 album Sounds of Liberation was the only material which the band recorded and after a small tour of live shows the band disbanded, with Hernández joining Orquesta del Desierto. Later he joined Brant Bjork & The Bros on their album Somera Sól and toured with them in
Christopher James Adler (born November 23, 1972) is an American drummer, best known as a member of the heavy metal band Lamb of God. He is the older brother of bandmate and guitarist Willie Adler. Chris had played in several local bands before joining Lamb of God in 1994. He is known for his often used Heel-toe technique.
Adler attended Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia; Adler attended college at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he met current bandmates John Campbell and Mark Morton. His inspirations include former Wrathchild America drummer Shannon Larkin and Stewart Copeland of The Police.
Before devoting his career to Lamb of God, Adler was planning a career as a Network Engineer. He is Microsoft certified. Adler admits that even today he still gets nervous before big shows, "I have to watch the video when we are done because I kinda black out and just run on adrenaline and muscle memory." His favorite song to play live is Hourglass.
According to DRUM! Magazine, Adler describes his first drum kit as a disaster:
“The bass drum legs were different lengths so they wouldn't touch the ground at the same time. Every time I would hit it, it
Clark Alan Baechle is the drummer in the band The Faint. He also played in another Nebraskan band, Park Ave. He has also played on many releases and tours for Bright Eyes, playing drums and clarinet. He is the brother of Todd Fink, also of The Faint.
Recordist is the name he uses for remixes, solo projects, etc.
Clem Burke (born Clement Burke; November 24, 1955) is an American musician who is the drummer for the band Blondie. Recruited by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry when they were first forming Blondie, Burke remained with the band through its first stage and later returned for its late 1990s reunion and then its extensive 2009 tour.
Following a failed audition for Patti Smith's band, he joined Blondie in 1975. He was a key figure in keeping the group together after Stein and Harry considered disbanding, following the departure of original bassist Fred Smith, and recruited his friend Gary Valentine Lachman to play bass. His style of playing was influenced by Hal Blaine and Keith Moon.
During the 1980s and '90s, when Blondie was disbanded, Burke played drums for The Romantics (for whom Burke was the regular drummer between 1990 and 2004), Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, The Tourists, Dramarama, The Fleshtones, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett, amongst others. He went on to record with the line-up of Chequered Past in 1983 with Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, former Blondie bandmate Nigel Harrison, musician Tony Sales and singer/actor Michael Des Barres.
In the late '80s, he stood in as
Jeff Tortora was born in 1971, in Syracuse, New York and graduated Solvay High School in 1989. Arguably one of the best drummers out of the Central New York region (he was First Chair All State Jazz his junior year in high school), Jeff's style ranged from rock, to jazz, to pop to death metal. Considered a "hired gun" for his ability to learn essentially any style of music, he filled in for dozens of bands, sometimes with only a few hours' notice. Because of this, he became well known and respected by his peers. Quote: "If I make a couple of bucks, fine, but man, I just wanna play."-Syracuse New Times, July 17, 1996.
After a 3 year stint with Syracuse legends ICONOCLASM (1987–1990) and a two year run with CLAVIN'S MOTHER (1991–1993) Jeff had a taste of success with Joey Belladonna of Anthrax fame in the early 1990s, as well as guitar virtuoso Joe Stump (he was also on most of Joe's records as well). He would often play with Dracula Jones, a popular grunge style band in the mid 1990s, although he was never an official member. His style of drumming was seen by larger audiences from 1995-1999 playing with "The United Booty Foundation", a Syracuse, NY act that consisted of the best
Zachary Michael Lind (born March 19, 1976) is the drummer for Jimmy Eat World. He also produced several songs on the David Crowder Band album Illuminate. While playing with Jimmy Eat World, Zach has released six albums: 'Jimmy Eat World' (1994); 'Static Prevails' (1996); 'Clarity' (1999); 'Bleed American' (2001) (later re-named 'Jimmy Eat World' after 9/11); 'Futures' (2004); and most recent, "Chase This Light (2007). On 'Jimmy Eat World', 'Static Prevails', 'Clarity' and 'Bleed American', Zach was sponsored by Tama drums, but has recently signed a deal with Drum Workshop, and their sub-company, 'PDP'. He uses Zildjian cymbals, preferring the A-Zildjian range.
On 'Jimmy Eat World' he used a Tama Rockstar kit. On 'Static Prevails', 'Clarity' and 'Bleed American' he used a Tama Starclassic kit.
His daughter Ava, with wife Holly, was born in 2001. Zach has attended Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, AZ since 2006.
David Murray is a Californian musician, best known for his career as a drummer, although he is also a composer and didjeriduist. He was the original drummer for Estradasphere and both performed and composed on all of the band's albums up until the new 2004 lineup. He currently has a solo project entitled The Deserts of Träun.
Don Brewer (born September 3, 1948 in Flint, Michigan) is the drummer and co-lead singer for American rock band Grand Funk Railroad.
Brewer was born in Flint, Michigan on September 3, 1948 and is a graduate of Swartz Creek High School.
Brewer joined his first band, called The Red Devils, at the age of 12. After leaving "The Red Devils", Brewer joined another band named the "Jazzmasters" for whom he played drums and sang vocals. In 1964, Brewer joined former DJ Terry Knight as well as bassist Herm Jackson, guitarist Curt Johnson, and keyboardist Bobby Caldwell and formed the band Terry Knight and the Pack. In 1967, Brewer met new guitarist Mark Farner after Johnson left the band.
In 1968 Brewer left Terry Knight and the Pack along with bandmate Mark Farner and recruited Mel Schacher, the bassist for the hit band ? and the Mysterians, and formed Grand Funk Railroad. They hired Terry Knight as their manager. In 1973, Grand Funk released the album "We're An American Band," featuring the hit song "We're An American Band". This track, written and sung by Brewer, was the band's first #1 single. Still popular, the song has since been recorded by other artists. In addition to playing drums
Greg Elmore (born September 4, 1946, in the Coronado Naval Air Station, California) is an American drummer, formerly with The Brogues and the San Francisco rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service.
Greg Elmore also played regularly with Terry and the Pirates (Terry Dolan, John Cipollina, etc.) from 1981-1989.
Keith "K. K." Barrett is a production designer known for his work on feature films by Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. Barrett also played drums for the 1970s punk rock band, The Screamers. Barrett is featured alongside The Screamers front-man Tomata du Plenty in the 1986 punk rock musical Population: 1, which was released on DVD in October 2008.
Mike Mykill Aresco is a Thrash Metal drummer. Originally from Canada, he has been in several notable bands, Lost Soul, which was known for extremely violent crowds at their shows (which may or may not have held part for the band ending), Gridlock, 86 Aspartame, and Maseration. Currently he is the drummer of Sa Sanctuary, a thrash band from Texas, and Dead Skin Mask. In Sa Sanctuary, he has toured Europe and has played several metal fests, including, Wacken Open Air and Roskilde Festival in Denmark. With Dead Skin Mask, he has played Japan on a 3 month tour. He is endorsed by Pellwood drum sticks and has a signature line of Hornbeam 2b Nylon sticks with Pellwood. Mike plays Paiste Cymbals exclusively, along with Tama drums. Mike has been featured in Terrorizer Magazine and in Law of Inertia (Dead Skin Mask voted #1 tribute band of top 10 worldwide). As well as music, he can be seen briefly in the 1989 Robert De Niro movie, Jacknife, during the high school prom scene. He was not paid or credited for appearing due to the position was as an extra.
Sean Howard Kinney (born May 27, 1966) is an American musician best known for being the drummer of the grunge band Alice in Chains.
Kinney's interest in music was developed at an early age. He got his first drum kit when he was 5. By the age of 9, he was keeping the beat for his grandfather's band, The Cross Cats, and traveling the Northwest playing small venues. Kinney grew up in Renton, Washington, where he attended Liberty Senior High School in the Issaquah School District.
Sean Kinney met up with Alice in Chains when he was dating the sister of bassist Mike Starr. Through Starr, he was introduced to Jerry Cantrell who introduced them both to Layne Staley. Since the band's inception, Kinney has been the only drummer. He also sang chorus vocals through a megaphone on the hidden song from Sap entitled "Love Song". The album was named after a dream Kinney had about the band recording some light acoustic songs for an album they name Sap, because it's "sappy." Sean plays a large role in the presentation of the band, having helped design artwork and stage setups for most of the band's albums and tours.
During the decline in grunge popularity during the mid-nineties, Kinney was a
Kenneth Robert Wilson (born September 28, 1966), better known by his stage name Ginger Fish, is an American drummer primarily known for playing drums for Marilyn Manson 1995-2011. Like Marilyn Manson, which combines the names of an iconic beauty with a serial killer, his name combines those of Ginger Rogers and Albert Fish.
He is now the drummer for Rob Zombie after previously joining him on a series of warm up dates in February 2011.
Ginger Fish was born Kenneth Robert Wilson in Framingham, Massachusetts, to a musical family. He has two brothers, one older and one younger, both married. His father toured with Frank Sinatra and his mother was a dancer. Due to his parents' careers, Wilson travelled a lot during his childhood but spent a considerable amount of time in Las Vegas.
He originally began playing drums in the second grade and played in the school marching band. He studied music at the University of Nevada.
Ginger is most notable for being the longtime drummer for Marilyn Manson but has played drums for his own band Martyr Plot, and guest appearances with Powerman 5000 on their album Tonight the Stars Revolt!. In 2011, Ginger Fish joined Rob Zombie on drums for the February
Jason Gilardi (born October 21, 1974) is the former drummer for the band Caroline's Spine. Gilardi's parents are Annette Funicello and Jack Gilardi.
Gilardi appeared as himself in the 1995 film A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, a film based on his mother's autobiography. The role of Gilardi in childhood was portrayed by Blair Slater.
Gilardi is now the drummer for the Tulsa, OK rock band New Science and 80's rock tribute band Dead Metal Society.
Jason is now married to Lisa and resides in a town near Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Willie Nix (August 6, 1922 — July 8, 1991) was an American Chicago blues singer and drummer, active in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, in the 1940s and 1950s.
Born in Memphis, as a child he learnt to tap dance, later working as a teenager as part dancer, part comedian, with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. This led to work in various variety shows in the 1940s, and Nix later became a part of the blues scene that grew up around Beale Street (see Memphis Blues). His musical work saw him appear on local radio with Robert Lockwood Jr., and work alongside Willie Love, Joe Willie Wilkins and Sonny Boy Williamson II, billed as the Four Aces, who toured the Deep South. Further Memphis based radio work in the mid 1940s, saw Nix appear with both B.B. King and Joe Hill Louis, and later the same decade Nix worked with the Beale Streeters. In 1951, Nix made his first recording for RPM Records in Memphis, and a year later he later recorded for Checker Records.
He recorded for the Sun Records label and others in the 1950s, including the Chicago, Illinois based duo of Chance and Sabre. Nix wrote the songs "Nervous Wreck" and "Try Me One More Time", and reworked others such as Catfish Blues and Curtis
Paul Goldberg (born April 25, 1959) is an American jazz/rock/R&B drummer.
Goldberg was born in Washington DC. At age seven, relocated to Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he began studying the drumset w/ jazz great Don Hirsh, and continued studying drumset through grade school. Through high school, Paul studied w/ award winning "monster drummer" Doug Laughlin, as well as playing in the drumline in that school's marching band.) Upon graduation from A.C.H.S., Paul continued his studies (at a serious level) at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, studying w/ The Phila. Orchestra percussionists "Nick D'Amico & Micky Bookspan." Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree ... "Majoring in Drums/Percussion," and "minoring in psychology." During college, Goldberg also would commute to NYC, to study drumset privately with Kenwood Dennard, and Gerry Brown. Upon graduating from the music university, Paul went on to perform in casino shows in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Lake Tahoe, before moving to Los Angeles, California. This excerpt was quoted in a 2005 article on Goldberg, (part of a Modern Drummer Magazine feature entitled "On the Move"). It read:
Bill Lordan (born May 22, 1947) is a rock music drummer who has been in a number of bands, such as The Mystics, Gypsy, and Robin Trower Band.
Link to Steve Shail interview of Bill Lordan: http://members.shaw.ca/shail/BLXtheinterview.htm
Clyde Stubblefield (born April 18, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is a drummer best known for his work with James Brown.
Stubblefield's recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming, including the singles "Cold Sweat", "There Was A Time", "I Got The Feelin'", "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud", "Ain't It Funky Now", "Mother Popcorn", and the album Sex Machine.
His groove on James Brown's "Funky Drummer" is believed to be the world's most sampled record. Stubblefield was featured in a PBS Independent Lens documentary, Copyright Criminals which aired January 19, 2010. In the mid- nineties Producer/Songwriter Richard Mazda wrote and produced a record, Revenge of The Funky Drummer, which was Clyde's first solo record.
Stubblefield currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Recently Clyde Retired from the Monday shows, leaving the band in the hands of his nephew Brett Stubblefield. His health prevented the funky drummer from continuing his over 20 years of playing music in downtown Madison near the capitol. He played every Monday night with his Madison band, The Clyde Stubblefield Band, featuring his long time friend and keyboard/organ
John Joseph Tempesta (born September 26, 1964 in New York City) is a heavy metal drummer who has worked with several bands including: Exodus, Testament and White Zombie. He also played with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie as a solo artist and served as drum technician for Charlie Benante, drummer for the heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in the band's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'" (from their 1989 EP Penikufesin), with lyrics about the band's crew members.
In 2000, he played drums on the song "Meat", off of Tony Iommi's self-titled solo album.
He played with the band Helmet in 2004-2005.
In October 2004, he recorded with the band Scum of the Earth, composed of John and his brother Mike Tempesta who was formerly the guitarist of Powerman 5000, Riggs (former Rob Zombie guitarist), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Seven, and Clay Campbell released Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium, a pop-heavy release sounding very reminiscent of the White Zombie / Rob Zombie sound, produced by Ben Burkhardt at Belt of Orion Recording in Hollywood.
On February 14, 2006 he was hired by The Cult.
In April 2011 he recorded drum samples
Mark Leon Gunter (February 6, 1976, Saint Paul, Minnesota U.S.) is an American drummer. He is well-known for his contributions to various bands, as well as works released under his own band Myriad Image. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004.
Mark is married with five children. Austin Michael (1999), Allison Rae (2001), Meghan Leigh(2003), Madison Noel (2004), Morgan Taylor (2006). Mark married on October 30th 1999 to Heather Rae Green. Mark and Heather met while employed at an Arby's fast food establishment.
His many drum technics he has recorded over the years exhibit a wide diversity of playing techniques and sounds. However, several themes are recognizable in many of his works. His solos often feature fast, articulated runs with a pronounced stick attack, long, hard, solid drumming, and harmonized leads.
Mike Mead is an American drummer.
Mead is primarily known for his work with Phil Keaggy on his late 1980s and early 90s rock and roll records Sunday's Child, Find Me In These Fields and Crimson and Blue; Steve Taylor on I Predict 1990 and Squint; as well as with Randy Stonehill, Rick Cua, and Dave Perkins. Mead was also a member of Chagall Guevara on MCA records in the early 1990s, along with Taylor, Perkins, Lynn Nichols, and bassist Wade Jaynes. Other notable recordings were with White Heart, White Cross and Kenny Marks. In addition to studio work, Mead also toured the US and Europe with Chagall, White Heart and Marks.
Mead was also a member of the Compassion International All-Star band with Keaggy, Cua, Stonehill, Margaret Becker and others.
Mead currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife of over 29 years and has three grandchildren. He no longer is involved in the music business.
Chad Wackerman (born March 25, 1960 in Long Beach, California) is a jazz, jazz fusion and rock drummer; arguably best known in the United States as a drummer and percussionist in Frank Zappa's band. In addition, he has worked with others as a band member, session musician, sideman, and bandleader of his own jazz trio, as well as his solo career.
Chad Wackerman was raised in Seal Beach, California, in a family immersed in music. His father, a drummer, is an award-winning music teacher who has taught at both high school and middle school levels with a specialization in jazz. Chad and his brothers, John, and Brooks Wackerman are all proficient drummers and multi-instrumentalists. John recorded an album titled Drum Duets Vol.1.
Wackerman joined the Bill Watrous band in 1978 and later went on to work with Frank Zappa for seven years, from 1981 to 1988. Gaining and keeping a place in Zappa's band was not easy; Zappa demanded high musical standards and imposed exacting discipline in rehearsal and on tour. The auditions for his band were grueling, according to Steve Vai and Wackerman himself. Two pieces of music, "Mo and Herb's vacation", and "The Black Page" were considered exceptionally
Dan Henzerling briefly served as drummer for the Tempe, Arizona based pop band Gin Blossoms. He joined the group in 1988 as a replacement for the band's first drummer, Chris McCann, but was in turn soon replaced by Phillip Rhodes. His brother is the guitarist Dave Henzerling (a.k.a. David Michael-Philips).
Dave Raun (born June 7, 1970) a resident of Fresno, California, is the drummer for the seminal California punk rock band Lagwagon. He also filled in on drums for a short period for Sean "SC" Sellers of Good Riddance. Additionally, Raun drums for the punk rock cover band/supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, with fellow Lagwagon member Joey Cape. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes also features members of NOFX, Swingin' Utters, and Foo Fighters. Raun, a native of San Mateo, CA. began his career in the mid to late '80's drumming in numerous bands before joining California hardcore punk band Rich Kids on LSD in the early '90's. Raun joined Lagwagon in 1996, replacing original drummer Derrick Plourde. Most recently, he has been seen drumming for Hot Water Music. Dave is married to Laura Slippy.
Derek Lee Smith (born June 29, 1984), more commonly known as Derek Lee Rock or Derek Rock, is the drummer of alternative pop/rock band Mêlée and ska band Suburban Legends. Derek’s drumming styles include rock, pop, electronic, and hip hop. Popularly known for his characteristic spinning of the drumsticks while playing, Derek grew up in Orange County, California and began playing both guitar and drums at age 13.
Derek joined Suburban Legends in August, 2000 after a short stint in prison on drug charges. The band has played thousands of sets regularly at Disneyland, including nightly shows at Downtown Disney. Between 2003-2008 Suburban Legends toured the United States, UK, and Europe numerous times, appearing with such acts as Reel Big Fish, Fall Out Boy, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, and The Aquabats. The band has recorded 5 albums, including “Let’s Be Friends” which was nominated for Best Album of 2009 at the Orange County Music Awards. Derek and Suburban Legends are currently writing and producing a new album for release in 2010.
Derek began working with Mêlée in August 2009 on the eve of their headlining gig Javarockinland Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. Derek joined Mêlée during
Dr. Avi is a former radio talk show host, known for his provocative interviews with Penthouse Pet, adult film stars, and other celebrities. He was also featured in 2 articles in issues of Penthouse Magazine in 2003 and 2004. The show also featured guest DJ's from the New York area, and catered to the Goth/Industrial scene. He has DJ-ed in 7 U.S. states, 5 of which before he turned 21.
He has played drums for over 15 years, and has played with groups such as Moment Of Truth and Bitter Grace. With these bands, Avi has had the experience of opening for such bands as the Genitorturers, Dying Fetus, Deicide, and Hatebreed.
Gene Trautmann (born 1966) is the former drummer for Queens of the Stone Age, the Eagles of Death Metal, and the Miracle Workers.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Trautmann started playing along to records when he was 11 or 12. “The KISS Halloween special was sort of like that moment of clarity that told me I wanted to be involved and I had to do this for a living,” he says. He began playing in punk bands in high school and eventually joined a group called the Miracle Workers, who were dedicated to reviving the first-generation punk of mid-’60s garage bands like the Sonics and the Count Five. After graduating in 1985 from Oregon Episcopal School, he followed the band to Los Angeles and played with it on several albums, in addition to touring the U.S. and Europe.
After Brant Bjork left Kyuss, Trautmann got the call from bandleader Josh Homme to come to the desert for an audition. Although he played with the group for two weeks, the gig eventually went to Alfredo Hernández, and Trautmann was heartbroken. Homme didn’t forget him, though; he called Trautmann again to play on half of 2000’s Rated R (Interscope), the second album by his new band, the Queens of the Stone Age, and
James Riley Breckenridge (born January 5, 1975) is the drummer for Post-hardcore band Thrice. He plays C & C Custom Drums, and uses Vic Firth drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, with Drum Workshop hardware and pedals.
The older brother of Thrice bassist Eddie Breckenridge, Riley joined Thrice during the early days of the band on the recommendation of Eddie.
Breckenridge, along with Morningwood lead singer Chantal Claret, wrote a monthly advice column called "Battle of the Sexes" in Alternative Press magazine for nearly 3 years; which was discontinued in the Winter of 2007.
Breckenridge originally had aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player, before his athletic career was unexpectedly cut short due to injuries he sustained playing football.
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Brian Keats (February 11, 1963 – January 12, 2010), known by his stage name Brian Damage, was an American punk rock drummer mostly known for his participation in the horror punk band Misfits.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Damage played for Genocide and Verbal Abuse during his early musical career. In 1983, he was invited to join Misfits by the band's frontman Glenn Danzig. Damage was the latest in a long line of drummers that played for Misfits. The drummer's first performance, that took place in the Halloween gig of 1983, turned out to be the band's last show. Damage was thrown off the stage by the band's guitarist Doyle, allegedly for being too drunk to keep up. Todd Swalla of the local band Necros filled the drummer spot for the rest of the show.
After his short period with Misfits, the drummer played for a number of New York City bands. He then moved to Los Angeles and played or recorded with Wink, Low Pop Suicide, Sylvain Sylvain, Susanna Hoffs, and The Fuzztones, among others. He also did live performances with African Violet, Jason Falkner, Woozy, and Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords; and recorded sessions demos with Bijou Phillips, Swirl 360 (with Roger Manning),
John Barbata (b. April 1, 1945) is an American drummer, born in Passaic, New Jersey, active especially in pop and pop/rock bands in the 1960s and 1970s, both as a band member and as a session drummer.
Already an established session drummer when he joined The Turtles, Barbata was one of the pioneering drummers who converted pop music rhythms from the down-beat rhythms of the 1950s to the off-beat rhythms that have dominated ever since.
His most famous band memberships have been:
Other notable collaborations include:
Eddie Walker is an American musician who has played in many bands in North Carolina, primarily as a drummer.
Eddie's bands include Ben Folds' first notable project - Majosha, where he played alongside Ben and Evan Olson (with whom he went on to form Bus Stop, alongside Ben's brother, Chuck Folds, and Britt "Snuzz" Uzzell), amongst others. Eddie did not join this band until after both of their recordings - Party Night - Five Songs about Jesus and Shut Up and Listen to Majosha were released.
"Although "Fight For Your Right to Party" and "Walk This Way" were dominating the radio charts, no one was combining rock and rap in a live element. Fact is, Notes From a Strange Mailbag were blending components of rock/rap/metal before most people would admit to liking more than one of these genres. Afterall, this was 1986. It wasn't until years later that bands like Urban Dance Squad made a splash and much later before Beck mastered the still-fledgling 'genre'. Notes were ahead of their time, way ahead of their time." --- Glenn Boothe (1997), manager of NFSM
Eddie played drums for this band during the 1980s. The following videos are live from the last song ever performed at Hot Tamales,
Frankie Banali (born November 14, 1951) is an American rock drummer, best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot. He has been the band's manager since 1994. He played drums in the heavy metal band W.A.S.P., as well as with Billy Idol. Banali was briefly a touring drummer for Faster Pussycat and Steppenwolf.
In mid-2010, Banali had an online fundraiser via Kickstarter with his fiance' Regina Russell for the production of a Quiet Riot documentary she is producing/directing. The project required a $20,000 minimum, and ultimately was successful. The final amount raised was nearly $24,000 and the film is in production. Amongst those donating was the mother of the late Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow.
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Jimmy Carl Black (February 1, 1938 – November 1, 2008), born James Inkanish, Jr., was a drummer and vocalist for The Mothers of Invention.
Born in El Paso, Texas, Black was of Cheyenne heritage. His trademark line was "Hi Boys and Girls, I'm Jimmy Carl Black, and I'm the Indian of the group." The line can be heard several times on the Mothers of Invention album We're Only in It for the Money (for example, on the tracks "Are You Hung Up?" and "Concentration Moon"). He has been credited on some Mothers albums as playing "drums, vocals, and poverty".
He appeared in the movie directed by Frank Zappa, 200 Motels, and sings the song "Lonesome Cowboy Burt". Black also made a few more appearances with Zappa in 1975 and 1980.
In the seventies he toured with Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band and with Geronimo Black, the band he founded with Mothers' wind player Bunk Gardner. In the eighties Jimmy and Bunk and Don Preston performed under the name The Grandmothers along with a bunch of other ex-Zappa musicians, but the band disbanded soon. Then Jimmy moved to Austin, Texas where he met English singer Arthur Brown. The duo recorded an album of classic R&B songs, Black, Brown and Blue, and
Peter Prescott (b. October 26, 1957, Nantucket, Massachusetts, US) is a musician from Boston, Massachusetts.
He is best known as the drummer for Mission of Burma. After Burma disbanded in 1983, Prescott remained active in the Boston music scene, forming Volcano Suns and later Kustomized and The Peer Group. Since Burma's reformation, beginning with 2004's ONoffON, Prescott has resumed his original duties alongside bandmates Roger Miller and Clint Conley.
Aaron Roderick Gillespie (born July 18, 1983) is an American musician, best known for being the former drummer and clean vocalist for the post-hardcore/ metalcore band Underoath, and the current lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the alternative rock band The Almost. Gillespie also maintains his own solo project, and released his debut full-length album, Anthem Song on March 8, 2011.
Aaron Roderick Gillespie was born on July 18, 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Ever since he was born, he has been nearly blind in his left eye. He grew up in a devout Christian family, attended private schools, and went to church regularly. Gillespie's parents divorced when he was 18. Gillespie married Jamie Anne Robertson on November 25, 2006, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. A year later, Gillespie and Robertson moved back to Florida, and they currently reside in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
At age 14, Gillespie worked at the church and vacuumed for $60 a week. He enjoyed playing the drums at church, but was told that he did not play well and that he played too loud. However, one of the leaders in the church came up to him and said that he would be "playing music that will change peoples' lives one day
For other uses, see Ben Armstrong (disambiguation).
Ben Armstrong is a founding member of the Chicago band Head of Femur, for whom he plays drums and keyboards. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, he has previously played with Amoree Lovell, Harvey Sid Fisher, Pablo's Triangle, Commander Venus, Gabardine, and Plastik Trumpet. He is also the current drummer for the band Beep Beep.
Chuck Burgi (born August 15, 1952) is an American drummer and session musician. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, he is the brother of actor Richard Burgi.
Burgi has played and toured with Al Di Meola, Hall and Oates, Brand X, Rainbow (twice), Blue Öyster Cult, Meat Loaf, Fandango and Enrique Iglesias and has recorded with numerous other artists, including Bon Jovi and Diana Ross.
He was a member of the band Balance with Peppy Castro, Bob Kulick, Dennis Feldman and noted arranger and keyboardist Doug Katsaros.
Burgi was a member of the on-stage band in the Twyla Tharp - Billy Joel hit musical Movin' Out during the entire 3½ year run on Broadway.
Recent recordings include Billy Joel's live CD 12 Gardens Live and the 2007 Joel-penned single, "Christmas in Fallujah", exclusive to iTunes. Since November 2005, Chuck has been Joel's drummer, touring extensively, including 12 record breaking shows at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2006, 2008's double night "Last Play at Shea" and the October 2008 New York Springsteen/Joel benefit for Barack Obama at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Jarrod Alexander is an American drummer, who has played with many hardcore bands. Alexander currently drums for the band My Chemical Romance. He also drummed for the bands The Suicide File, A Static Lullaby, Dead Country, and more recently, Matt Skiba & The Sekrets.
Jarrod graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2003.
Alexander has played the drums for several bands throughout his career. He was the original drummer for Death By Stereo, who appeared on the band's first album If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die. He left the band in 2000, but rejoined it in 2006 to record a new album.
He played the drums on the Background Music album from American Nightmare. He toured Europe drumming for the Vandals in 2001 before touring with Jamison Parker in 2004. Alexander played the drums on Hunter Revenge's 2007 tour as well as performing with Only Crime in 2007. Jarrod is currently a member of the Los Angeles rock band Dead Country.
In September 2011, Jarrod filled in as the drummer for My Chemical Romance on their "Honda Civic tour", after drummer Michael Pedicone left the band in acrimonious circumstances. Alexander has continued to play with My Chemical Romance into 2012 including
Ken Coomer (born November 5, 1960) was the last drummer for the band Uncle Tupelo as well as the drummer for Chicago based-band Wilco until Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. He was the drummer and co-founder of the Nashville-based band, Clockhammer, in the late 1980s/early 1990s, as well as Buzzkill, during that same time, and he continues to play on various projects.
As well as performing, Coomer is known as a producer, his most notable work is the debut solo album of Vaquero's singer Chetes, achieving platinum record sales in the Mexican music market. He has also played on produced albums by Steve Earle, Tim Finn, Will Hoge, Jars of Clay, Emmylou Harris, and Shaver. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael Hossack (October 17, 1946 – March 12, 2012) was a drummer for the band The Doobie Brothers.
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Hossack, known as "Big Mike" to his former band members, started playing drums in the Little Falls Cadets, a Boy Scout drum and bugle corps, as well as Our Lady of Lourdes Cadets and Fair Lawn Cadets. His discipline to play alongside other drummers came from the teachings of his instructors Bob Peterson, George Tuttle and Joe Whelan, all to whom he gave much credit.
After graduating high school, he served for four years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged in 1969, he returned home to New Jersey to pursue a career in law enforcement, but a close friend talked him into auditioning for a California-based band called Mourning Reign. After a grueling stint in upstate New York, the band relocated to the San Francisco bay area and signed with a production company that had also signed the newly formed rock band, the Doobie Brothers.
Although Mourning Reign was short-lived, Hossack's abilities gained considerable exposure and having learned of his availability, was invited to jam with the Doobies in 1971. Little did
Steve Reid (January 29, 1944 – April 13, 2010) was an American jazz drummer who played with a wide range of artists including Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Sun Ra, and as a session drummer for Motown.
Reid picked up drumming at 16 and in the same period his family moved to Queens, New York, three blocks away from John Coltrane. Before attending Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, he worked as part of the Apollo Theatre House Band, where his first recorded work (aged 16) was with Martha and the Vandellas, under the direction of Quincy Jones.
Reid played with some of the biggest names in jazz and black music, including James Brown, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, and Miles Davis (on the album Tutu).
In 1969, Reid refused to register for the draft of troops for the Vietnam War. His decision resulted in his arrest as a conscientious objector, and he was sentenced to a four-year prison sentence at Pennsylvania’s Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, where he served alongside Jimmy Hoffa. Upon his release on parole in 1971, Reid found work as a session player with the likes of Dionne Warwick, Horace Silver, Charles Tyler, Sun Ra and Freddie Hubbard, alongside some
Aaron Gainer (born July 14, 1975) is a United States musician. He is currently the drummer/backing vocalist of hard rock Band 12 Stones.
Aaron Gainer was born in Clarksville, TN. His family moved a lot, And Aaron lived in several cities within the states Oklahoma, and West Virginia. He graduated from Elkins High School in North Central, West Virginia. He graduated from Pittsburgh International Culinary Academy in 1996. Aaron Completed his externship at the King Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. Aaron and his brother Ian (now a technician for 12 Stones) worked a variety of jobs in Colorado, Mississippi, and West Virginia. He worked as a Music Director and DJ for The Rock Alternative 97.9 WCPR before joining 12 Stones. Aaron now resides in Southern Mississippi.
Aaron Is a Huge Fan of the sport of Hockey, and the NHL. Aaron is also an avid reader, enjoying a variety of authors including, but not limited to: J.R.R.Tolkien, Greg Bear, Jean Aule, anne Rice, Tom Clancy, Robert Jordan, and Orson Scott Card. Aaron Has one son, Julian, Born in 2006, while he was formerly married.
He is a self taught drummer who has been playing since the age of ten. He is endorsed by Pearl Drums, Meinl
Connie Kay (born Conrad Henry Kirnon; 27 April 1927 – 30 November 1994) was an American jazz drummer.
Kay was a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet from 1955 (replacing original drummer Kenny Clarke) until the group's dissolution in 1974. He was self-taught, and prior to the MJQ he had played in the Lester Young quintet from 1949 to 1955, and also with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and others. He also played drums on Van Morrison's seminal LPs Astral Weeks, "Saint Dominic's Preview" and on three tracks on Tupelo Honey.
With Paul Desmond
With Bill Evans & Bob Brookmeyer
With Cannonball Adderley
With Milt Jackson
With Bobby Timmons
With Randy Weston
Joseph Willam "Joey" Castillo (born March 30, 1966, in Gardena, California) is an American drummer currently playing with Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. He joined Queens of the Stone Age in 2002 after the departure of temporary drummer Dave Grohl.
A native of southern California, Castillo began playing drums at age fifteen, when his grandmother loaned him the money to buy a drumkit. Castillo's playing is influenced by War, Al Green, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Black Flag. Joey started off his drumming career by joining the Los Angeles punk band, Wasted Youth, in 1984. After recording two albums and several tours, he left Wasted Youth and joined Sugartooth in 1991. During the summer of 1994, he formed a short-lived punk rock band called Chronic Halitosis. They played punk covers of bands like Misfits and Black Flag. In 1994 Joey officially left Sugartooth and joined Danzig, having turned down previous offers from Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies. In 1996, he was featured on Robert Trujillo's solo album, and in 1998 he joined Zilch. He replaced Goatsnake's original drummer after his departure in 2001, but that was short lived when they split up shortly after.
Edwin Thomas "Ed" Shaughnessy (born January 29, 1929) is a swing music and bebop drummer best known for his long association with Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area, working in the 1940s with George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, and Charlie Ventura. In the 1950s he worked in the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey bands. In the 1960s he played for Count Basie prior to joining The Tonight Show Band. He was the drummer on " The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith" in 1962 which featured big band arrangements by Oliver Nelson and included a rousing version of "Walk on the Wild Side" which became a pop hit. In 1969 Ed was The Tonight Show session drummer during the performance of Jimi Hendrix. Shaughnessy recorded extensively throughout his career and was known for his drum competition with Buddy Rich. He is an endorser of Ludwig drums, Sabian cymbals and Pro-Mark drumsticks.
Although best known as a big band drummer, Shaughnessy's considerable skills spilled over into small group work with Gene Ammons, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday, Mundell Lowe, Teo Macero, Charles Mingus,
Michael 'Mike' Baird (born May 18, 1951, in South Gate, California) is an American drummer. He has also played drums for Vasco Rossi, Billy Idol, Hall and Oates, Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Riverdogs, Animotion, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Kenny Loggins, and others. He was a touring drummer for Journey on their tour for the Raised on Radio album.
With Cheri Curry
Ronald Dante "Ronnie" Vannucci, Jr. (born February 15, 1976) is the drummer of the American rock band The Killers. He is also involved in a side project called Big Talk.
Vannucci was born to an American couple with Italian and German ancestry. He began drumming at an early age and continued to perform from age 6 on. He was a part of his junior high school's jazz ensemble and later attended both Clark and Western High Schools. He would finalize his B. A. with a focus on percussion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on May 14, 2011 while The Killers were on hiatus.
Vannucci played in various popular local bands in Las Vegas including Attaboy Skip (which also included Branden Campbell) and Expert on October (which also included Taylor Milne and Ted Sablay). Vannucci was working as a photographer at Chapel of the Flowers, a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip when he joined Dave Keuning and Brandon Flowers who had recently begun performing as The Killers. He had met the pair while playing drums for Romance Fantasy. They would practice at Vannucci's garage, and then in the UNLV band room after hours in 2002 and 2003.
He is married to Lisa Vannucci with whom he lives in Las Vegas,
Scott Rockenfield (born June 15, 1963 in Seattle, Washington) is the drummer for the progressive metal band Queensrÿche and the band Slave to the System.
Rockenfield has successfully launched RockenWraps, which supplies drum wraps to companies such as Ddrum, and Bucketdrums, which are 3.5 and 5 gallon buckets fitted with 12" drum heads.
In 2010, Rockenfield composed & recorded drum tracks for the Activision video game Call of Duty: Black Ops
He uses Ddrum drums, Paiste cymbals, Pearl and Gibraltar hardware, Attack drumheads and Easton Ahead drumsticks. His kit often carries his signature "chain" motif.
Is set up is made of
Curt Bisquera is a studio drummer known for his glasses and long dreadlocks. He has worked with Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Seal, Elton John, Johnny Hallyday and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers among others. He states that his biggest thrill was playing in Madison Square Garden with Elton John. He is endorsed by Drum Workshop.
In 2012, Bisquera made an appearance on The Beach Boys' reunion album, That's Why God Made the Radio.
David John Louis Buckner (born May 29, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is a drummer, best known for his work in the Californian hard rock band Papa Roach from 1993-2008.
Born in Los Angeles, California, he moved to the northern California town of Vacaville, California at the age of 14.
It was at Vacaville where he formed the band with fellow bored high school students, and equally driven aspiring musicians, Jacoby Shaddix, Ben Luther and Will James in January 1993. After entering the school talent show later that month covering Jimi Hendrix's classic Fire (without a guitarist). They soon ousted Luther for guitarist Jerry Horton. Buckner left for Washington to attend the Art Institute of Seattle for a semester, but he soon returned to California, and Papa Roach began to pick up momentum. The band recorded the 2 track sampler Caca Bonita, and with Buckner back on drums, they all knew they had made great improvements. Buckner and the rest of the band continued practicing, recording and touring heavily until 1999 when they were signed to Dreamworks Records. Papa Roach's major label debut: Infest was released in April 2000, and went on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide. It became
Abe Cunningham, (born July 27, 1973), is an American musician, he is the drummer of the alternative metal band Deftones. He is known for his use of ghost notes and other technical drumming techniques.
Abe Cunningham was born in Long Beach, California. When he was young, his family moved to Sacramento. He first started drumming in his early teens playing the drums for his band Phallucy in the early 90s. During this time, he also drummed for the Deftones on the side, when the band was having problems landing a permanent and dedicated drummer. At the time when he started learning drums, he also learned how to play guitar, but growing up with a stepfather (Neil) who played the drums, he took a deeper passion with the drums. Abe's father, Sid, was also a musician and an early influence for Abe before his untimely passing. His influences include Stewart Copeland, Ginger Baker and Mitch Mitchell.
Cunningham is known for his frantic, pounding rhythms on such songs as "Knife Party" and clever usage of tempo ("Mein"), while at the same time refusing to indulge in the double bass drum setup of many metal traditionalists. However, he does use a double bass pedal as part of his kit, as seen in
Carter Anthony Beauford (born November 2, 1957, in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American drummer, percussionist, and founding member of Dave Matthews Band. He is known for his ability to adapt to a variety of genres, and both his ambidextrous and his open hand drumming styles. He plays the drums and sings backing vocals in the band. Beauford was ranked by a Rolling Stone magazine reader's poll in 2010 as the tenth greatest drummer of all time.
Beauford was first exposed to the drums at age three. At the time, his father had bought tickets to a Buddy Rich concert and could not find someone to watch his son, so he took young Beauford along to the show. Beauford was mesmerized by Buddy Rich on stage. After that show, Beauford's father bought his son a tin drum set with paper heads, since Beauford showed so much interest in learning the instrument. Beauford began performing professionally when he was nine.
Beauford explains his unusual playing style in his instructional video "Under The Table & Drumming", attributing his use of left-hand-lead on a right-handed kit to playing his own kit in front of a mirror as a child in an attempt to emulate his favorite drummers, like Buddy Rich.
Jason Marsalis (born March 4, 1977) is an American jazz drummer and member of the famous New Orleans Marsalis jazz musical family. He is the youngest son of Delores Ferdinand Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis, Jr.
Marsalis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Dolores (née Ferdinand) and Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., a pianist and music professor. His brothers are Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis III (1964), Delfeayo Marsalis, and Mboya Kinyatta (1971). Branford, Wynton, and Delfeayo are also jazz musicians.
Jason has not only inherited the virtuosity and compositional skills associated with the Marsalis family, but has also developed a distinctive, polyrhythmic drumming style. Though his first professional gig was with his father at the age of twelve, he studied classical percussion at Loyola University in New Orleans, and worked as a sideman with straight-ahead combos, funk fusion bands, a Brazilian percussion ensemble (Casa Samba), and even a Celtic group. He introduced percussionist Bill Summers to trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and together they co-founded the wildly successful Los Hombres Calientes. Then, at the height of that band's popularity, Jason left to join
Joe Daniels (August 4, 1970) is an American rock drummer best known as the ex-drummer for Local H.
In 1987, while attending high school in Zion, IL Daniels and Scott Lucas, eventually formed Local H in 1990. Local H was originally a three-piece band which consisted Joe Daniels on drums, Scott Lucas on vocals and guitar, and Matthew Garcia on bass. In 1993 Matt Garcia left the band. Lucas and Daniels continued the band with Lucas having a highschool friend modify his guitar by adding a bass pick-up.
Daniels played one of his last shows with Local H by headlining Summerfest in Milwaukee in June 1999. Daniels' last show was at The Metro in Chicago.
Daniels was in the band Stendec from 1999 to 2001 when the band disbanded. From 2001 to 2004 Daniels was a founding member of The Black Panels. From 2005 to 2007 Daniels worked with the band Bruiser and recorded an album with them.
Daniels married in 2006 and had a son in 2007. After their son, Daniels and his wife opened a boutique in a Chicago suburb and in 2009 started a children's T-shirt line.
Anthony Edward "Tony" Fagenson (born July 18, 1978) is the drummer for rock band Eve 6. While attending the University of Southern California, he auditioned for Eve 6 to replace their drummer. Fagenson was inspired to name the band Eve 6 after his favorite The X-Files episode, "Eve".
Eve 6 disbanded in 2004. Fagenson remained in the music industry as a producer. He worked with Malbec and contributed to the Puddle of Mudd album Famous.
In 2005, Fagenson joined former Eve 6 member Max Collins in forming a new band, The Sugi Tap. They played smaller venues and released an EP.
In 2007, Eve 6 reformed. They are currently touring and released a new album titled Speak in Code in 2012.
Tony is the son of the Grammy Award winning producer Don Was.
Willy Hall is an American drummer. He was a member of the Bar-Kays and appeared in the movie The Blues Brothers. As a member of the Bar-Kays, he backed dozens of major Stax artists on recordings afterwards, including on Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul album.
Greg Saunier is a rock drummer and one of the two founding members of the bay area experimental group Deerhoof. He has also played in Nitre Pit. In 2002 he became a member of Nervous Cop which had him playing along the sides of Zach Hill (of Hella) and Joanna Newsom.
Other bands Saunier has performed with include The Curtains and THETEETHE.
Originally from Maryland, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and studied music at Mills College. He also attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. He is married to Deerhoof vocalist/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki.
He collaborated on Xiu Xiu's first album Knife Play and produced their fifth album The Air Force.
His drumming style is spastic and improvisational while retaining a (mostly) steady rhythm. He uses the minimal setup of a bass drum, snare, and two cymbals when playing live with Deerhoof. His singing style most notably on "The Runners Four" is soft and sweet as we hear him on such tracks as "After Me the Deluge."
John McEntire (born April 9, 1970 in Portland, Oregon) is an American recording engineer, drummer and multi-instrumentalist based in Chicago. He is best known for being in Tortoise and The Sea and Cake, as well as being a highly in-demand producer and engineer.
McEntire started playing drums at age 10. Throughout high school, he performed in several award-winning marching bands and studied privately for seven years. He went on to attend Oberlin College initially as a percussion major, but eventually switched to study in the school's then newly created program for Technology in Music and Related Arts.
McEntire is a current member of Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, and The Red Krayola. His drumming work as a sideman can be heard on recordings, such as Since by Richard Buckner, Enantiodromia and Life on the Fly by Azita, Near-Life Experience by Come, Kernel by Seam, Chicago Wednesday by Jandek, and The Spectrum Between by David Grubbs.
While attending Oberlin, he briefly played with Mark Edwards in My Dad Is Dead in 1988, and then joined Bastro with David Grubbs and Bundy K. Brown in 1989. In 1991, he relocated along with Grubbs and Brown to Chicago where they changed their musical
Sander Steen (born Drew Sanderson Steen on May 13, 1986) is an American professional drummer.
Steen was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He decided to start drumming at the age of 10 after watching his older brother Ryland Steen (currently the drummer of Reel Big Fish).
In 2005 Steen moved to Southern California to pursue a career as a professional drummer. In 2006 he toured with the indie rock band The Elected, and in 2007 he toured with Annie Stela who opened for Paolo Nutini. In the time he has been in California, Steen has also worked with bands such as Suburban Legends, Paperface, Victory Season, The Secret Mind, and'Upperville and was a member of the band Power Animal.
He has played on Demi Lovato's Records and toured on her first tour. In 2009 Steen toured with David Archuleta on his Christmas From The Heart tour.
Tom Walling is an American drummer, best known for his short-lived membership of progressive metal band Symphony X. Walling was hired to replace Jason Rullo on the album Twilight in Olympus (1998). Tom Walling from Symphony X is often confused with Tom Walling from Degameth, a Megadeth tribute band from Ohio, a drummer who would have been only 12 years old when Twilight in Olympus was recorded.
Tim "Herb" Alexander (born April 10, 1965 in Cherry Point, North Carolina) is an American musician, best known as the former drummer for the rock band Primus. Tim played on the Primus recordings Suck on This to Tales from the Punchbowl, before leaving the band in 1996, only to rejoin in 2003 for the EP Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People. He was a member of, and toured with, Primus from early 2003 until approximately 2009 when he was replaced by Jay Lane. Although Alexander has been quoted saying he was originally inspired to become a rock drummer by legendary drummers like John Bonham, Neil Peart and Shaun O'Connor, Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde claims Alexander's drum beats are mostly influenced by African Jùjú music.
Prior to joining Primus, he played and recorded with Major Lingo, which at the time was a ska-based rhythm band that featured a lap steel guitar as the lead instrument, played by Tony Bruno. When Major Lingo toured through the Bay Area Tim met members of Primus and would go on to remain there trying out for the band.
Following Alexander's departure from Primus, he went on to form his own group, Laundry. Alexander released two albums with the band Laundry;
Clint Schnase is a musician from Omaha, Nebraska. He played drums in the indie-rock band Cursive from 1996 until early 2007. His official departure was announced on October 21, 2007. Clint also recorded and toured with Bright Eyes and Lullaby For The Working Class.
Deen Castronovo (born August 17, 1965) is an American drummer who has played in various hard rock and metal bands.
His recording and performance credits include Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, Social Distortion, and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler's G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Vasco Rossi, Steve Vai, Paul Rodgers and Matthew Ward. He is the current drummer for the band Journey, performing in such albums as Arrival (2001), Red 13 (2002), Generations (2005), Revelation (2008), and Eclipse (2011), as well as providing lead vocals when performing live such hits as "Mother, Father", "Still They Ride", and "Keep on Runnin'" and occasionally "Faithfully".
He also played on the song "Smoke Of The Revolution" on the Neal Schon solo album Late Nite.
Deen Castronovo grew up in Keizer, Oregon, and as of 2011 he was living there.
A hard rock style that consists of tasteful double bass and syncopated hi-hat patterns. Performances in Journey use the vocal talents of Deen as well. Drumming is loud but sounds clear. Deen also shows a lot of showmanship and likes to be recognized by the
Jerry Trebotic is an American drummer, best known for his longtime association with veteran punk bassist/songwriter Mike Watt, with whom he has toured in the project bands The Jom and Terry Show and The Secondmen. As part of the Secondmen, he played on Watt's third solo album, 2004's The Secondman's Middle Stand.
Trebotic has been known to spend free time playing blackjack at various casinos during tours. He has also played with songsmith Po Win, a Long Beach musician, along with bassist Dennis Sullivan, both from the now defunct band McGregor's Garden.
Familial responsibilities forced Trebotic to stop touring with the Secondmen in the summer of 2004. However, he does appear in all four of the videos that were shot for the album, and he will be rejoining the band for a performance at the Festival Periferias in Huesca, Spain on October 29, 2005 and will continue to play with the band for local shows in the greater Los Angeles area.
Patrick "Pat" George Wilson (born February 1, 1969) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band Weezer. He joined the band in 1992. In addition to his work in Weezer, he also fronts his own band, The Special Goodness.
Patrick Wilson was born in Buffalo, New York on February 1, 1969, but raised in nearby Clarence. He was introduced to music very early on in his life, making his first musical purchase of Barry Manilow's 1976 album This One's for You. Shortly after his fifteenth birthday he went to his first concert, seeing Van Halen. As a result he was inspired to start taking drum lessons. By his senior year at Clarence High School, Wilson and his friend Greg Czarnecki began teaching the instrument, eventually amassing over 30 students.
After graduating from high school in 1987, Wilson attended a local college briefly, dropping out after one semester. He commented, "College is such bunk. Too much politics and jockeying for favor. I just couldn't do it. College is great if you want to learn, but that's not what college is about, it's about making your professor happy and getting good grades and getting into IBM. Any place that says that they're
Paul Geary (born July 24, 1961, Medford, Massachusetts) is an American rock and roll drummer and manager. He is a co-founder and drummer of the Funk metal band, Extreme. He left the group in 1994 to pursue a career in artist management. He was succeeded by former Annihilator drummer Michael Mangini, who is currently the drummer for Dream Theater.
Geary founded Global Artist Management in Boston in 1995. One of his first signings was the then little-known Boston rock band Godsmack.
Geary ran Global Artist Management for 10 years before being acquired by music mogul Irving Azoff and relocating to Los Angeles in 2005. He is a senior manager at Azoff's company, Front Line Management Group.
Geary is also co-owner of an authentic Italian restaurant in Boston's North End called TRESCA, along with his partners, hockey player Ray Bourque and real estate mogul Harvey Wilk.
Robin Omistron (full name Robin Timothy Omistron born June 22, 1977, is a United States drummer. He has played in many bands in and around California. He played in rock band Aero, and currently plays in Still Echoes. He also works in an L.A. Studio as a recording assistant
Bands Robin Omistron has played in:
Bob Bryar, born Robert Nathaniel Corey Bryar, was the drummer of my Chemical Romance. He was the replacement of Matt Pelissier. In 2010 he quit the band for unknown reasons.
Bob Bryar was born December 31, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois, making him the only member of My Chemical Romance who is not from New Jersey. He attended school at Eisenhower Junior High in Darien, Illinois. After completing junior high school, he went on to go to Downers Grove South High School. There he joined the marching band and was briefly the section leader of their drumline. Prior to joing MCR, Bryar attended university in Gainesville, Florida and spent time at Disney World working as a drummer. He credits his time spent in the scholastic symphonic and jazz bands as major influences in his drumming style. My Chemical Romance was formed in 2001, and the band's name from a book entitled Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance, by Irvine Welsh. The band cite their main influences as Queen, Thursday, Iron Maiden, The Misfits, and The Smiths, while Bryar cites Dave Weckl as a major influence.
Bryar was a drum tech for The Used. He met My Chemical Romance in 2001 during a tour. My Chemical Romance had trouble
Brian MacLeod is an American recording drummer and songwriter. He has been a member of Wire Train, Toy Matinee, and the "Tuesday Music Club" collective along with Sheryl Crow, the genesis of her album Tuesday Night Music Club.
He has performed with many other artists, including Madonna, Tears For Fears, Seal, Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kevin Gilbert, Jewel, Stevie Nicks, Ziggy Marley, Rosanne Cash, Sara Bareilles, The The, John Hiatt, Grace Slick, and Joanna Wang.
He is also a member of The Scrantones, the group credited for performing the theme to the American version of the TV show The Office (set in Scranton, PA).
His songwriting credits include: "Everyday Is a Winding Road", "Strong Enough", "A Change Would Do You Good", and "Shine Over Babylon" with Sheryl Crow; "Waiting for Love" with Pink; and "Supermodel" from the film Clueless.
MacLeod grew up in Sunnyvale, California. He attended Mango Junior High School in 1974/1975, and he later attended Fremont High School from 1976-1980. MacLeod currently lives in Los Angeles and the California High Desert.
Dave McClain (born October 24, 1965, in Wiesbaden, Germany) is the drummer for the American heavy metal band, Machine Head. He joined the band when Chris Kontos left shortly after their first album, Burn My Eyes. He was formerly a member of S.A.Slayer (not to be confused with the California-based Slayer), Riot off-shoot Narita, Turbin, Catalepsy, Murdercar (feat. noted producer Ross Robinson), Ministers of Anger, and Sacred Reich.
He currently endorses Remo drumheads, Yamaha drums and hardware, DDrum electronics, and Zildjian cymbals. He also uses Zildjian 5B Natural Wood Tip Drumsticks. He was previously endorsed by Tama, Pearl and DDrum.
Yamaha Oak Custom X Drumkit/Only available in Europe as of May 2010 (White or Black Sparkle - as seen in Sonisphere and Wacken 2009)
He uses the Yamaha Hex Rack and all Yamaha pedals and stands.
Albums & EPs:
- In the Blood of Virgins, Metal Massacre VII (Metal Blade Records, 1986)
- Mirage of Blood, Metal Massacre X (Metal Blade Records, 1989)
- The Great Escape, Metal Massacre XI (Metal Blade Records, 1991)
Deborah Mary 'Debbi' Peterson (born 22 August 1961, in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States) is the younger sister of Vicki Peterson, and the drummer of the all-girl group, The Bangles. She sang lead vocals on two of the band's released singles, "Going Down to Liverpool" (1984) and "Be With You" (1989).
She had already established her first band in high school, and started a solo career after the separation of The Bangles in 1990. In 1992, she formed the short-lived duo Kindred Spirit with Siobhan Maher, formerly of River City People.
Peterson has been married to English sound engineer Steven Botting since 1989. They have two children - Brian (*1997) and Keira (*2004).
Paul (Paulie) Simmons is an American drummer. Currently, he is the drummer for the Reverend Horton Heat. He is previously most well known as the drummer for Th' Legendary Shack Shakers from 2003 to 2005. He was also the drummer in Christian rock band Petra from 2003 until their retirement in 2005. He has also played with several other rock bands, including touring with Black Oak Arkansas during the 1980s.
On April 30, 2012, it was announced on the website of progressive rock artist Neal Morse that Simmons would be the new drummer for Morse's American touring band. However, a few weeks later, Neal announced that Paul cancelled due to some family issues.
Simmons started playing the drums at an early age, playing with his brothers Mike (guitar) and Jamie (bass) in several cover bands.
Vincent Samson "Vinny" Appice (born September 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York), is an Italian-American rock drummer and the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice. He is best known for his work with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell.
Appice took up the drums at the age of nine, taking lessons from the same teacher as his brother Carmine. When he was sixteen, Appice and his band BOMF met John Lennon at Record Plant Studios, leading to him appearing on several Lennon recordings. He moved on to record with Rick Derringer on Derringer (1976), Sweet Evil (1977), and Derringer Live (1977), before forming his own band Axis and recording It's A Circus World (1978).
Appice joined Black Sabbath in 1980 during the Heaven and Hell tour and appeared on the albums Live Evil (1982) and Mob Rules (1981) . In late 1982 he left Black Sabbath with vocalist Ronnie James Dio and formed the band Dio. They recorded Holy Diver (1983), The Last in Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Intermission (1986), and Dream Evil (1987). In December 1989 Appice left Dio.
Appice joined World War III In 1990 and in 1992 he returned to Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album and tour. He then rejoined Dio
David Milhous is a film and television editor and one of the founding members of the American Post-Punk band Lippy's Garden.
Milhous spent a number of years editing news at CNN in Atlanta before turning to more dramatic long form storytelling. His work as an editor has aired on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox Broadcasting Company, HGTV, Discovery, BBC, Virgin1, MTV, History Channel, Biography Channel, Animal Planet, Spike TV, UPN, CNN International, IFC, Lifetime, The Africa Channel, TLC, The Travel Channel, and The Science Channel.
David cites John Ford, Philip Glass and Henri Cartier-Bresson as his greatest creative influences and is a lifetime member of The American Film Institute and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The University of Southern California, 1989.
Joe Bergamini is a drummer from New Jersey in the United States. He is the front man of the instrumental progressive rock band 4Front. Since 2000 Bergamini has been playing in the progressive rock band Happy the Man in its reunion, and appears on their 2005 album, The Muse Awakens. He performed in both the Broadway and national tour productions of the Billy Joel musical Movin' Out, and has also performed on drums at the Broadway shows Rock of Ages, In The Heights, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and' Million Dollar Quartet. In addition to performing with Billy Joel (when Billy made one of his many appearances at Movin' Out), Bergamini has also performed with Dennis DeYoung and Deborah Gibson.
Bergamini was born in Belleville, New Jersey, and grew up in East Hanover. While attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology and getting his bachelor's degree in architecture, Joe studied intensively with the legendary drum instructor Dom Famularo on Long Island, as well as teachers Al Miller, John Riley, and Jim Chapin. During his college years he taught high school drum lines, built his teaching practice, and played in many bands. During the 1990s some of these bands included: Eternal
Leonard White III, better known as Lenny White (born December 19, 1949) is an American jazz fusion drummer, who is best known for playing in Chick Corea's Return to Forever.
White was born in New York City.
With Return to Forever
Kane Ritchotte (born October 11, 1991) is an American actor and musician. He is known for acting in the TV series Monk as Benjy Fleming. He has also appeared in the TV series Judging Amy as James Canello, along with commercial work. Ritchotte is currently the drummer for the band Portugal. The Man. Ritchotte has also played in bands including the vas defrans after midnight project, valora, Sonny Moore, the new regime, Dev2.0, Queen Kwong, outernational and others. He played drums on Monte Pittman's album Pain, Love & Destiny. Kane is the son of Rocket Ritchotte, a guitarist who has played with Cher, Rickie Lee Jones, Steppenwolf, David Lee Roth, Lou Gramm and others. His mother, Kristi Kane, is a writer.
Christopher B. Lee, also known as Krasp born (1975-01-27) January 27, 1975 (age 37), is an American musician, and the drummer from Rapcore band downset. as well as Jodoh, Misrule, Filth Rotten, Social Justice, Drunk With Power, Adema, and others.
Born in Torrance, California, Ca. and raised in Sylmar, Los Angeles, Ca. Lee started on pots, pans, boxes, and air drums as early as 3. At age 5 his late father saw interest and bought him a Toys R Us drum kit for Christmas. The kit did not last long, but a passion for drumming did. Taking some snare lessons in fifth grade and getting his first real kit in the summer of '86 so he could start a band, His motivation drove him to be on a performing level and joined a local band from Sylmar, Los Angeles called Social Justice in April 1991 that had started up in the late 80s, and at the time he was also playing in a band with current Death By Stereo guitarist Dan Palmer called Bottom Line. Social Justice morphed into downset. and a buzz began. downset. caught the attention of PolyGram/Mercury Records and released their self titled debut in 1994 and sophomore release in 1996.
Upon a temporary departure in the summer of 1998 from downset., Lee
Gary C. "Gar" Samuelson (February 18, 1958 in Dunkirk, New York – July 14, 1999 in Orange City, Florida) was a drummer best remembered for his work with the thrash metal band Megadeth from 1984–1987, contributing to their first 2 albums.
Little is known about Samuelson before he joined Megadeth. It is known that he and Chris Poland played in a jazz fusion band called The New Yorkers, and that before this, both practiced and played together for many years.
After meeting with Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth in 1984, he joined the band, and Poland soon followed, this being what Mustaine refers to as 'the first real line-up'. Samuelson would go on to serve as the band's drummer until 1987, appearing on the albums Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!, and Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?, as well as serving through tours, until he was ultimately fired for his extreme drug addictions, especially heroin. Gar's style was heavily influenced by years of jazz training. This is exemplified in the tracks "These Boots" and "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!". Samuelson's work on Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? was slightly simpler and more economical to the
Jai Johanny Johanson (born on July 8, 1944, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi), frequently known by the stage name Jaimoe, is an American drummer and percussionist. He is best known as one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
Johanson came up in the R&B world and began drumming at an early age, often accompanied by friend Lamar Williams on bass. Johanson backed soul singers, including a membership in Otis Redding's touring band in 1966, and afterward touring with the acclaimed soul duo, Sam & Dave. After joining up with Duane Allman in February 1969, he quickly became the first recruit into Allman's new group, soon joined by bassist Berry Oakley, fellow drummer Butch Trucks, guitarist Dickey Betts and lastly Allman's younger brother, singer, organist and pianist Gregg Allman. The group, quickly named after the brothers Allman, began recording demos that April in Macon, Georgia, which became the group's spiritual home.
The band's mixture of blues, country, jazz, and rock, spearheaded by the dual lead guitars of Betts and Allman, and the double-drums of Trucks and Jaimoe, were unique at that time, and they rapidly became known as an act that "you had to see live". Their
Kevin Coleman (born Kevin John Iannello; 1965) is a musician, best known for his time as a member of Smash Mouth. Coleman played on the band's first 3 albums, Fush Yu Mang, Astro Lounge, and The East Bay Sessions. In 1999 he left the band immediately after the recording of Astro Lounge, due to severe lower back problems. He was replaced temporarily by Mitch Marine during the Astro Lounge tour, and was permanently replaced by studio drummer Michael Urbano following the tour.
In 2001 Coleman's ex-girlfriend Bianca gave birth to his child, Kyler. Coleman has since recorded music with other artists, however he never took part in making any additional records.
Mike Buck (June 17, 1952) is an Austin, Texas-based drummer and co-owner of Antone's Record Shop located in downtown Austin.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Buck began playing drums at the age of 12. By his mid teens, he was playing in various Fort Worth-area clubs with artists such Robert Ealey, Ray Sharpe, Johnny Carroll, and Bubbles Cash.
Buck moved to Austin in the mid 1970s and joined the blues rock group, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, along with Keith Ferguson, Jimmie Vaughan, and Kim Wilson. He appeared on the Thunderbirds' first two albums, Girls Go Wild (1979) and What's The Word (1980). In 1981, he left to form The LeRoi Brothers with guitarists, Steve Doerr and Don Leady. In addition to continuing to play with The LeRoi Brothers, Buck has performed and recorded with numerous notable artists over the years including Roky Erickson, Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Jalacy Hawkins), Roy Head, Lazy Lester (Leslie Johnson), Toni Price, Ted Roddy, and Doug Sahm.
In 1985, Buck appeared on the album, Trash, Twang And Thunder, which featured various artists known collectively as Big Guitars From Texas. The album track, "Guitar Army" ‒ featuring Buck, Frankie Camaro, Keith Ferguson, Denny
Rey Washam (born Reynolds Washam, March 14, 1961 in Austin, Texas) is a drummer who has been performing for more than 20 years. He has collaborated with many bands, the most notable of which include: Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Ministry, the Big Boys, Helios Creed, the Didjits, Lard, and Tad and Butthole Surfers offshoot Daddy Longhead. When Jason Schwartzman of Phantom Planet left that band, Washam was hired to fill in on drums for a tour which never materialized. Washam also played jazz with a band, Euripides Pants, that recorded an unreleased album.
Washam performed with a temporarily-reunited Scratch Acid in the Touch and Go Records 25th anniversary concert, which took place on September 9, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago show also spawned two other reunion shows: in Austin, Texas prior to the Touch and Go Records 25th anniversary concert, and September 16, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.
Rey will join the three other original members of Scratch Acid for a Fall and Winter tour in 2011.
Richie Alan (born Richard Galichon, August 21, 1968) is an independent studio drummer. He grew up in Valley Stream, New York and attended Valley Stream Central High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Queens College and pursued a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in Information Systems Management at The George Washington University School of Business. He later founded a successful Information Technology Consulting Services corporation.
Richie Alan also formally trained as a drummer at the Downs School of Music. While studying there, Alan emerged as a three-time gold medalist in the Long Island Drum Teachers Association. Later, he expanded his studies with legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Quartet) and classic-rock drummer Simon Kirke (Bad Company).
Mostly known in the underground New York music scene, Alan's drumming achieved a cult following, garnering praise from well-established drummers such as Tommy Aldridge and Bill Bruford.
Legendary guitarist Les Paul presented Richie Alan with an autographed custom Gibson Les Paul guitar at a Beacons in Jazz award gala in 2002.
Richie Alan performs on drums and percussion with
Ryland David-Burton Steen (a.k.a. "The Rabbit" or "Xylophone") (born August 31, 1980) is the current drummer for the California-USA-based ska punk band, Reel Big Fish.
Reel Big Fish first met Steen at an Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands when he was playing with his Nebraska-born band Square. Reel Big Fish was judging the competition and gave him and his band a perfect score. Ryland's band won the contest and the $35,000 prize. Reel Big Fish stayed in touch with him and later brought him on as their drummer after the Departure of Justin Ferriera, with Steen having previously played percussion on the Cheer Up! recording of the song "Good Thing". He was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to California at age 19. Ryland has toured and/or recorded with Kris Allen, Maroon 5, The Summer Obsession, The Elected, Start Trouble, Phantom Planet, Free Moral Agents, Suburban Legends, Audiovent, Mt. Egypt, TEA, and Orange County cult legends Square. His father is guitarist Dave Steen, an accomplished songwriter and former member of the '80s power pop band The Hawks, who recorded two LPs for Columbia Records and charted with the songs, "It's All Right, It's OK" and "Right Away" (written by Dave
Aaron "The A-Train" Smith (born c. 1952) is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist.
At the age of 21, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations' megahit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (which was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 1973), and recorded with Ray Charles as well. In the fall of 1974, Smith toured with Czechoslovakian bassist Miroslav Vitouš in support of Miroslav's Warner Bros. release Magical Shepherd. After this tour, he moved to Boston, where he studied for two years under jazz drummer Alan Dawson. From Boston, he moved to San Francisco where he was a co-founder of the power funk trio Peter Bilt. Later on he joined Romeo Void. From 1984, Smith played with the Sacramento-based rock band The 77s. After recording Drowning With Land In Sight in 1994, Smith left The 77s to join Rich Mullins's A Ragamuffin Band.
Smith has recorded and toured with dozens of other artists over the years, including Jimmy Abegg, Michael W. Smith, Margaret Becker, Vector, dc Talk, Rick Elias, Mitch McVicker, Riki Michele, Cindy Morgan, Sixpence None the Richer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Charlie Peacock, Romeo Void, and Steve Scott.
An autographed pair of Smith's
Barry Brandt is a drummer and founding member of Angel.
Barry Brandt was the driving force behind Angel. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1952. Self-taught, he plays guitar and bass guitar. In 1973 he played in a pre-BUX band called MAX. He also played in CHERRY PEOPLE after Punky Meadows had left. He has recorded with Alice Cooper's guitarist Michael Bruce and on David Della Rossas' "Nothin But Trouble" record.
During the Angel years, 1974 to 1981, he played white Ludwig drums and Paiste cymbals. He now plays DW Drums. His heavy, intricate and powerful drumming was influenced by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, among others. Brandt has influenced many hard rock or metal drummers.
Christopher Aaron Hornbrook (born April 29, 1981) is a drummer and a founding member of Metalcore/Post-Hardcore band, Poison the Well. He is best known for his solid, dynamic and groove orientated approach to drumming. He is the current live drummer for Big Black Delta.
Chris started playing drums at the age of 12. He had grown up with music all around him with his father, Donald Hornbrook, being a bass player and a passionate music advocate. At the age of 16, Chris started playing shows locally around the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area with his first serious band, Last Minute, which included Ryan Primack (cofounder of Poison the Well) on Bass. When Chris was 18 he was asked to join Poison the Well and started touring the U.S. while still in high school. As soon as Chris graduated, he decided to dedicate his life to drumming and to a career in music. Chris and the band spent the next twelve years releasing records and touring around the world. On July 14, 2010, it was announced that Poison the Well was going on hiatus to "explore other interests. Since then, Chris has moved to Southern California to expand upon his music career.
He has cited his first big musical influences as: Roger
Cindy Blackman, sometimes known as Cindy Blackman-Santana (born November 18, 1959) is an American jazz and rock drummer. Blackman is best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz. Blackman has recorded several straight-ahead jazz albums under her own name, and has performed with acclaimed jazz and rock artists, including Pharoah Sanders, Ron Carter, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Angela Bofill, Buckethead, Bill Laswell and Joe Henderson. Tony Williams is her main drumming influence. In 1997 she recorded Multiplicity as a drum teaching video. "To me, jazz is the highest form of music that you can play because of the creative requirements," says Blackman. Blackman is married to rock guitarist Carlos Santana.
Born November 18, 1959 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Blackman comes from a musical family, both her mother and grandmother were classical musicians and her uncle a vibist. "My mom, when she was younger, played violin in classical orchestras, and her mom, incidentally, was a classical musician. My mom used to take me to see classical concerts," says Blackman. "My dad was into jazz -- Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, people like that." Blackman's first introduction to the drums
Derrick William Plourde (October 17, 1971 – March 30, 2005) was a drummer who was born in Goleta, California. Active between 1989 and his unexpected death in 2005, he was a former member of Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut, Jaws, The Ataris, Mad Caddies, Rich Kids on LSD, and others. Suspected as bipolar and battling drug addiction, Derrick committed suicide by gunshot on March 30, 2005.
His former band, Lagwagon, produced a tribute album titled Resolve in his honor. He is also mentioned in the NOFX song "Doornails", on their Wolves in Wolves' Clothing album.
He also drummed for Mad Caddies in Rock The Plank. The Mad Caddies song Don't Go is possibly a tribute to him.
Erik Sandin (born July 29, 1966), is an American musician and the drummer of the popular California punk band, NOFX. He was a founding member of the band when they formed in Hollywood, California, in 1983, but moved to Santa Barbara two years later, leaving the band.
In just one year without Sandin, the band had already gone through two drummers (Scott Sellers and Scott Aldahl) and in 1986 the band talked Sandin into rejoining NOFX. He has been NOFX's permanent drummer since his return in 1986, and played drums on every NOFX full-length album and EP released, including the 2007 live album They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!. The band Dogpiss featured a song about him called "Erik Sandin's Stand In" on the Fat Wreck Chords compilation album Short Music for Short People.
Dennis Davis is an American drummer and session musician best known for his work with David Bowie.
He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City and studied with the late drummers Max Roach and Elvin Jones. He met guitarist Carlos Alomar when they were both playing with Roy Ayers. Davis was hired by David Bowie in 1974 with Alomar and bassist George Murray. Davis formed the rhythm section which performed on a number of Bowie's albums released in the 1970s.
With Roy Ayers
With George Benson
With David Bowie
With Ronnie Foster
with Iggy Pop
With Stevie Wonder
With Jermaine Jackson
Dena Tauriello is the drummer for the rock band Antigone Rising (1998–Present).
Dena hails from New Jersey. After seeing Karen Carpenter play the drums during a live performance, she was able to meet with her. This meeting inspired her to begin playing drums. She took drum lessons as a child, and continued taking private lessons for 8 years.
Dena replaced Kristen Henderson (guitar/bass), who originally played drums in the band before taking up guitar. Dena was the only drummer to audition for the band in 1998, having less than 24 hours to prepare. She joined the band a short time after her audition.
Before Antigone Rising, Dena played drums in the all female cover band "Good Girl's Don't". GGD was a major attraction on the East Coast's cover band circuit drawing major crowds wherever they performed. They also opened for many signed artists like Korn and Fuel.
Dena was also one of the original members of New Jersey's pop/punk/rock band "From The Desk of Sally". While in FDOS, Dena recorded the band's first demo and recorded all drum tracks for the band's first official release " Everything and Nothing". Dena departed before its release in 1999.
She eventually taught herself how to
Ian Parsons, born on February, 15, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island is an American Singer/Songwriter and founder of the musical group The Ian Parsons Reject. He sings, plays guitar, drums, harmonica, and percussion and has played with a number of Indie Rock bands prior to starting his own solo project in 1999. Ian Parsons currently resides in New Hampshire where he grew up.
Jeremiah Martin Green (born March 4, 1977) is a founding member and drummer of the indie rock band Modest Mouse from 1993 to March 2003, and again from July 2004 to present.
He was born in Oahu, Hawaii while his father was in the Army. He grew up in Moxee, WA a few miles outside of Yakima, WA. His family moved to the Seattle area in 1989. He has an older brother named Adam, a half sister named Theresa and a stepsister.
In the mid-1990s, Green also played with the bands Satisfact on K Records, Red Stars Theory on Touch and Go Records, and Peeved on Distressed Records. Green also plays with a band by the name of Vells, as well as another band named Psychic Emperor. Both bands play at venues around Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Jeremiah Green can speak a little Japanese, as he proved on track 6 of Night on the Sun.
In May 2008, Jeremiah released a drum breaks 7" collaboration with Plastiq Phantom under the alias World Gang on the Imputor? label.
In 2007, Jeremiah appeared on Graig Markel's "Via Novella" on the Sonic Boom Label.
Of his work on Sad Sappy Sucker, Spencer Owen at Pitchfork Media has said, "Jeremiah Green proves himself to be one of indie rock's best drummers, even
Jose Medeles is an American musician. He is the drummer for The Breeders, and in 1998 played drums for Face to Face as a touring member. He also played drums in 22 Jacks, appearing on Overserved and their final album Going North.
Jose is also the 1984 Lincoln Junior High School Breakdance Contest Champion.
Michael Urbano (born March 19, 1960, Sacramento, California, USA) is a studio drummer, band member, programmer, and record producer.
One of Urbano's first gigs was as a member of Bourgeois Tagg, a 1980s band that was fronted by Brent Bourgeois and Larry Tagg and included Lyle Workman as the guitarist. They had moderate success with their second album, Yo-Yo, which was produced by Todd Rundgren, and featured the Top 40 hit, "I Don't Mind At All." When Bourgeois Tagg split, Michael, Larry, and Lyle recorded and toured with Todd Rundgren for his Nearly Human Tour.
While with Hiatt (1995–1999), Urbano toured extensively as one of Hiatt's "Nashville Queens" that included bassist Davey Faragher (now with Elvis Costello) and guitarist David Immergluck (now with Counting Crows). The Nashville Queens also worked with Hiatt in the studio, recording Walk On, Little Head and Crossing Muddy Waters.
Urbano is perhaps best known today for being drummer for pop rock group Smash Mouth. He originally joined the band briefly in mid-1999, replacing original drummer Kevin Coleman, and performed during the first portion of their Astro Lounge tour, though was soon replaced by touring drummer Mitch
Blake Fleming is a drummer known for his involvement with several influential experimental bands, who will be featured in the forthcoming book For Drummers By Drummers, a first-of-its-kind oral history of studio drumming consisting of exclusive interviews from “two hundred of the world’s best-loved drummers.”
Born in Alton, IL (birthplace of Miles Davis and home to Robert Pershing Wadlow, tallest man in recorded history) in 1972, Fleming started drumming at age 8, spending several years in fife and drumming corps, bagpipe bands, jazz bands, marching bands and orchestras. While in the Alton Colonial Fife and Drum Corps, Blake studied under Jerry Whitaker, the East Coast Rudimental Snare Drum Champion from West Point.
At the age of 15, Fleming co-founded his first band, Dazzling Killmen. The Killmen toured the US extensively, recording four 7” singles in addition to two full-length studio albums and one live album (Skin Graft/Touch and Go Records). They worked closely with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies, PJ Harvey) and shared the stage with Fugazi, The Jesus Lizard, Neurosis, Helmet, Uncle Tupelo, Sleep, Shellac, Agent Orange, The Bad Livers
Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (born May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964. Another early band was The 31st of February which formed and broke up in 1968. This group's lineup eventually included both Duane Allman and Gregg Allman. They recorded a cover of "Morning Dew", by 1960s folk singer Bonnie Dobson.
Trucks then helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman (guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals and organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson.
Together, the two drummers developed a rhythmic drive that would prove crucial to the band. Trucks laid down a powerful conventional beat while the jazz-influenced Johanson added a second laminate of percussion and ad libitum cymbal flourishes, seamlessly melded into one syncopated sound.
Said founding member and co-lead guitarist Dickey Betts of Trucks' addition to the original band lineup, "...When Butch came along, he had that freight train, meat-and-potatoes kind of thing that set
Gordon Stevenson was an artist, musician and filmmaker.
Born in Dublin, Georgia, he attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he met Arto Lindsay in the 1970s. Following a move to New York, he married Mirielle Cervenka, also known as "Spike" (older sister of Exene Cervenka of the band X), and became the bass player for Lydia Lunch's band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks between November 1977 to June 1978, one of several No Wave bands featured on the album No New York. TJ&TJ also released on Charles Ball's Lust/Unlust label, and toured England.
Stevenson also directed the film Ecstatic Stigmatic in 1980.
Stevenson died in the early 80s, an early casualty to the AIDS epidemic, not too long after his wife, Mirielle, was killed in an auto accident while visiting her sister in Los Angeles.
His brother, Davey Stevenson, was the bass player in the early 1980s Athens, Georgia band Limbo District, which included Craig Woodall, Jerry Ayers, Marguerita Bilbao, Dominique Amet, Tim Lacy and Kelly Crow. Davey Stevenson also died of AIDS, in the early 1990s. Both Gordon and Davey are buried in Dublin, Georgia.
Baltimore-based actress Cookie Mueller wrote about Gordon Stevenson, and
Liberty DeVitto (born August 8, 1950) is an American rock drummer. He is best known as the drummer for Billy Joel, but has also played with the NYC Hit Squad and has been a session drummer on recordings of other artists.
DeVitto was born in New York City of Italian ancestry where his father was a police officer at the New York Police Department. He taught himself to play the drums after seeing The Beatles on their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.
DeVitto got his big break in the music business when he was hired to play drums for Billy Joel in the late 1970s. In an online interview, DeVitto describes how Joel's classic late '70's-early 80's band first came together:
Billy and I used to play the same club in Plainview, Long Island, called "My House." He was 17 and in a band called The Hassles and I was 16 and in a band called The New Rock Workshop. We would watch each other play and acknowledge each other in passing. In 1974, he was living in Los Angeles and had already released Piano Man and Streetlife Serenade. He used studio musicians for the recording and different guys out on the road. I was playing in a band called Topper with Doug Stegmeyer and he got the
Thomas Tucker Rule (born November 17, 1978) is the drummer for the post-hardcore band Thursday. Rule has a technical playing style, combining various genres with alternating time signatures.
Tucker has been in 3 bands to date. He is currently drumming for his full time band Thursday and also drums part time for The Don't Tells. He also played the drums for My Chemical Romance in place of Bob Bryar for the second leg of their 2006/2007 World Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to promote their current album The Black Parade. Prior to joining Thursday, Tucker played drums for a punk band called The Suicide Attics. Shane Parker on vocals, Scott Holtermann on Bass, Jay Lezan on Guitar, and Jeph Levine on Guitar, and Tucker. With one show under their belt they called it quits.
Brad M. Carlson (born June 12, 1951), better known by the stage name Bun E. Carlos, is the primary drummer for American rock band Cheap Trick. He is the band's chief setlister and archivist, and maintains recordings of all the band's shows, some of which have been released under the name 'Bun E's Bootlegs'.
Carlos is left-handed, but has alternated between left and right-handed playing throughout his career. He has few writing credits, the most notable of which is the drum solo track "Who D'King", from the album All Shook Up and Bun E. in a Box (2004), a drum sample CD.
In the late 1990s Carlos introduced his own line of coffee. At one point he offered a Special Limited Edition hand-signed numbered bag of coffee. He continues to market the brand today.
It was announced in early 2009 that Carlos had, together with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger, formed a new band called Tinted Windows. This new project ran alongside each of the artists' main bands. The band played its first publicized gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 20, 2009. Their first album was released on April 21, 2009.
On March 19,
Carl Allen (born April 25, 1961) is an American jazz drummer.
He has worked with a wide variety of musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, George Coleman, Phil Woods, the Benny Green Trio, and Rickie Lee Jones.
It was with Green that Allen met bassist Christian McBride. The two have teamed up frequently, working for many combos of big name leaders. McBride recruited Allen for his band, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Allen is that quintet's drummer for both its first recording Kinda' Brown and its road tours.
In 1988 Allen and Vincent Herring founded Big Apple Productions, which produced several albums featuring young jazz performers. He has been on the Faculty of The Juilliard School since 2001, as Artisan Directum of Jazz Studies since 2008.
With Dewey Redman
With Don Braden
With Phil Woods
With Arkadia Jazz All Stars
John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944) is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors.
Born in Los Angeles, Densmore attended Santa Monica City College and Cal State Northridge; at the latter he studied ethnic music under jazz cellist Fred Katz.
He joined The Doors in 1965 and remained a member until the band's dissolution in 1973. Densmore met keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger at a Transcendental Meditation lecture. Densmore says, "There wouldn't be any Doors without Maharishi." According to Densmore's own book, he quit the band on one occasion in reaction to Morrison's increasingly self-destructive behavior, although he returned the next day. He repeatedly suggested that the band stop touring, but Krieger and Manzarek were resistant to this notion. After the Doors' last performance with Morrison in New Orleans in 1970, the band agreed to discontinue performing live.
Densmore allowed "Riders on the Storm" to be used to sell Pirelli Tires, in England only. Densmore later stated that he "heard Jim's voice" in his ears and ended up donating the money earned to charity. In 2002, Densmore vetoed an offer by
Mickey Bones is an American drummer and singer-songwriter. He has played with the Tarbox Ramblers, Bo Diddley, Morphine, The Breeders, Queen Ida, Michael Hurley, Catie Curtis, Bob Franke, Jimmy Ryan, Rick Danko, Bryan Lee, Van "Piano Man" Walls, Jill Sobule, Jim Kweskin, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, and Steve Weber. Bones has also played in small side projects with David Lindley, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, and Wayne Bennett. He has led his own bands, the Boogaloo Swamis, Spitwhistle and the Hot Tamale Brass Band.
Bones has been featured with some of these musicians on record labels such as; Atlantic, Shanachie, Philo, Flying Fish, Rounder, Hi-n-Dry, and Green Linnet.
Mickey Bones made a personal appearance in the movie, Fever Pitch, and Oliver Stone's film, JFK. Bones played on the soundtrack of the movie, Fever Pitch with the Hot Tamale Brass Band and collaborated with Mark Sandman for the soundtrack of the movie Just Your Luck.
Ronald F. "Ronnie" Dawson (11 August 1939 in Dallas, Texas — 30 September 2003, Dallas) was an American rockabilly musician, although he was more popular in the United Kingdom than the United States. He was nicknamed "The Blond Bomber."
Born in Dallas, Texas August 11,1939, moving two (2) years later to Waxahachie, Texas. After two (2) years in Waxahatchie the Dawsons moved to Corsicana, Texas where young Ronnie went into the 1st grade at the Robert E. Lee School. After a year in Corsicana, the family moved again. This time to Navarro, Texas for four (4) or five (5) years until finally moving back to Waxahachie. Ronnie said "There I remained for the rest of my school years in a typical small Texas town."
"My music really started with my family. My father was a bass fiddle player with his own western swing band and radio program back in the '30s in and around Dallas. I barely remember hearing dad on the radio, early in the mornings on radio station WRR and KRLD in Dallas."
"Later in my life I started to play the bass fiddle and guitar myself in the Assembly of God church services in Waxahachie. later in high school I formed my own group
Brooks Wackerman (born February 15, 1977) is the drummer for the American punk band Bad Religion and the younger brother of John Wackerman and Chad Wackerman (formerly a member of Frank Zappa's band). He is the son of Chuck Wackerman, an educator in the Los Alamitos California Unified School District. Brooks is also a former student of Murray Spivack and Chuck Flores.
Brooks Wackerman started in a group called Bad4Good in 1991 and released 1 album in 1992 called Refugee produced by Steve Vai. From 1993 to 2000, Wackerman was a member of Infectious Grooves, playing drums on the albums Groove Family Cyco (1994) and Mas Borracho (2000) and touring with the band.
Brooks played drums for the Vandals' album Look What I Almost Stepped In... (2000). He is the substitute for Vandals drummer Josh Freese, due to Freese's commitments with groups such as Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, and Devo.
In 2001, he became the latest drummer for Bad Religion by replacing Bobby Schayer, who left the band due to an arm injury. He has appeared on The Process of Belief, The Empire Strikes First, New Maps of Hell, and The Dissent of Man.
Alongside Terry Bozzio, he contributed drums and percussion for
Greg Errico (born September 1, 1948, San Francisco, California is an Italian American musician and record producer, best known for being the drummer for the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band, Sly and the Family Stone. Errico was the original drummer for the band, and the first to quit it in 1971 because of the band's continuing turmoil.
Errico toured with jazz-fusion group Weather Report in 1973, but never recorded with the group. His playing can be heard on tapes hosted at Wolfgang's Vault. Joe Zawinul said that no one could play his tune "Boogie Woogie Waltz" better than Errico had.
Errico joined the David Bowie band for his Diamond Dogs 1974 tour of the U.S. during September 1974.
Errico later collaborated with bands such as Santana, and the Grateful Dead. In the early 1980s, he was the drummer of the Jerry Garcia Band. He also worked with Larry Graham from Sly & The Family Stone, plus members of the Tower of Power horns, Journey and the Pointer Sisters on an album for Betty Davis.
Errico still lives in the Bay Area, and continues to play and produce. One of his recent projects was producing the Jamie Davis big band album. He also played at the 2006 Grammy
Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American session drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his strict musical time keeping and "The Purdie Shuffle".
Purdie recorded Soul Drums (1968) as a band leader and although he went on to record Alexander's Ragtime Band, the album remained unreleased until Soul Drums was reissued on CD in 2009 with the Alexander's Ragtime Band sessions. Other solo albums include Purdie Good (1971),Soul Is...Pretty Purdie (1972) and the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Lialeh (1973).
Purdie was credited on the soundtrack album for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and more recently he was the drummer for the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair and appeared on the associated Broadway cast recording. In 2010, he had his portrait painted by Jane Moorhouse, an artist based in London.
At an early age Purdie began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given by Leonard Heywood. He later took lessons from Heywood and played in Heywood's big band. Purdie's other influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene
Brian Blade (born July 25, 1970) in Shreveport, Louisiana is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter.
As a young boy, Blade grew up in a home in Shreveport, Louisiana in which he frequently heard Gospel music and soul music. In elementary school, his music appreciation classes furthered this musical upbringing, and at age nine he began playing the violin; he continued to do so until age thirteen, when he, inspired by his brother, Brady Blade, Jr., became a drummer.
During highschool Brian began listening to the music of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Elvin Jones, and Joni Mitchell. By the age of eighteen, Brian moved to New Orleans to attend Loyola University. During this period, he was able to study and play with most of the master musicians living in New Orleans, such as: John Vidacovich, Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Bill Huntington, Mike Pellera, John Mahoney, George French, Germaine Bazzle, David Lee, Jr., Alvin Red Tyler, Tony Dagradi and Harold Battiste. Blade made his first recorded appearances as a sideman with Kenny Garrett and Joshua Redman and continued to work in that capacity with other
Doug "Cosmo" Clifford (born Douglas Clifford, April 24, 1945, Palo Alto, California, United States) played drums in the American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. After CCR broke up, Clifford and former CCR bassist Stu Cook joined Don Harrison in the Don Harrison Band, and also issued a solo album called Cosmo.
In 1995, Clifford and Cook formed the band Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
George Hurley (born September 4, 1958 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is a drummer noted for his work with The Minutemen and fIREHOSE.
Even though he went to the same high school as D. Boon and Mike Watt he did not meet them until around 1978. That same year, Hurley formed The Reactionaries with Boon, Watt, and Martin Tamburovich. After The Reactionaries split, George joined a Hollywood new wave band called Hey Taxi!. In 1980, Hey Taxi! disbanded at the same time the Minutemen's then drummer Frank Tonche left the band. Hurley reunited with his two former Reactionaries bandmates in the Minutemen.
Hurley is also known for his distinctive hairstyle that he sported in his later Minutemen and fIREHOSE days, a protruding clump of hair that he nicknamed "The Unit". Hurley explained in the 2005 Minutemen documentary We Jam Econo that since his limbs were all busy when he played drums, he grew "The Unit" so that his head movements were more noticeable on stage.
Hurley has played with The Red Krayola and Tom Watson from Slovenly. He also plays with his surviving Minutemen cohort Mike Watt on occasion, usually performing a set of Minutemen songs without a third person substituting for the late
Michael Bland (born March 14, 1969) is best known as a drummer for Prince starting in 1989. He was with Prince during The New Power Generation era and played with him live and on albums for 7 years.
In 2010, Bland became a member of Nick Jonas and the Administration (a side project of Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers) along with other former members of The New Power Generation, bass player Sonny T. and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella.
Bland was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 1987. He still lives in Minneapolis, but plays in Los Angeles as a session drummer for such artists as Mandy Moore, Clay Aiken, Backstreet Boys, and the Anchorman Soundtrack.
He played with Prince 1989-1996, Paul Westerberg in 1996, Chaka Khan in 1997, and Maxwell 1998-2000.
In 2000, he played in the Minneapolis project of French reed player Michel Portal (the rest of the band was Tony Hymas, Sonny T., Vernon Reid and Jef Lee Johnson). With Jef Lee Johnson and Sonny T., Michael Bland created News from the Jungle which recorded one album for Universal also produced by Jean Rochard. Both bands, Michel Portal's and News from the jungle, toured in France (Paris
Mike Mangini (born April 18, 1963 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American drummer, and the current drummer for progressive metal band Dream Theater. He has played for Annihilator, Extreme, James LaBrie, and Steve Vai, among others. He lectured at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and is also known for his work as a session musician. At his height from 2002–2005, Mangini was famous for setting five World's Fastest Drummer (WFD) records. He also has written two books titled Rhythm Knowledge about his drumming techniques, a practice method for deconstructing and simplifying complex polyrhythms and time signatures. Mangini appeared on the Discovery Channel show Time Warp, displaying his drum skills for high speed cameras. In 2010 Mangini joined Dream Theater, after the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.
Mike Mangini started playing the drums when he was two and a half years old. He would practice two to four hours a day and by the time he was nine he was already mimicking Buddy Rich performances. By high school, he was performing in school bands and participating in the prestigious All-County, All-State, and all Eastern United States ensembles.
After graduating from
Pete Sandoval (born May 21, 1963) is an American death metal drummer born in Santa Ana, El Salvador. His first significant stint as a drummer was for the grindcore band Terrorizer, formed in 1986, where he began to demonstrate some of his talent. Heavily influenced by the grindcore music around him, Sandoval quickly developed his abilities as a drummer with little formal training or musical education.
In 1988, Sandoval was invited to join the death metal band Morbid Angel. Concurrently, the original lineup of Terrorizer was dissolved after the departures of Sandoval and guitarist Jesse Pintado (who subsequently joined Napalm Death).
Sandoval had never used two bass drums before joining Morbid Angel. He had to practice frequently in order to get his feet up to speed, and recorded the Altars of Madness album within only a couple of months of joining Morbid Angel. According to Morbid Angel guitarist Trey Azagthoth, the band would occasionally walk in on Sandoval passed out on the floor in a pool of sweat. After being woken up, he would immediately say, "Time to get back to work!" After mastering double-bass usage in Morbid Angel, Sandoval also implemented them in Terrorizer's World
Steve Kleisath is an American musician. has been a drummer for PULL, Strongarm, Shai Hulud, Further Seems Forever, and En Masse.
He is a semi-professional poker player. and also officially the #3 Ms. Pac-Man (Turbo) player in the world as ranked by Twin Galaxies.
Stephen "Steve" Rucker was a drummer in the popular band the Bee Gees. With the Bee Gees band, he appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and a Royal Variety Performance for the Queen of England. Rucker appears on the Bee Gees' One Night Only recording and DVD.
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Rucker attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and holds an Undergraduate Degree in Studio Music and Jazz and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
From September 1974 til May 1975, Steve toured with the Charlotte NC based band, Sugarcreek. During this period he became the musical arranger for this funky 7 piece horn band, wrote and recorded their first single, "Runnin' Out Of Time".
Mr. Rucker moved to Miami, Florida in 1976. Soon after, he was voted "Best Jazz Performer" and "Most Versatile Artist" in South Florida polls. In the early 1980s, Mr. Rucker was a member of the Ross-Levine band, a ground-breaking jazz-fusion group. In addition to numerous appearances with them, he recorded "That Summer Something" and
Haralds Bondaris was born in Latvia and began studying drums at a very young age. By age 16 he was performing professionally, and within a few years had become one of the most sought after drummers in Latvia. After touring and recording with some of the best known pop and jazz artists in the Baltic region, he moved to the United States to explore a larger music scene and further elevate his mastery on drums. Today Haralds enjoys a successful drumming career based in Minneapolis, MN, where he has performed with hundreds of locally and nationally recognized musicians, including Anthony Cox, Bruce Henry, Cynthia Johnson, Debbie Duncan, Patty Peterson, Billy Peterson, Sophia Shorai, Tommy Barbarella, Estaire Godinez, Serge Akou, Clay Moore, Jay Young, Eric Leeds, John Della Selva, Adi Yeshaya, Lee Blaske, Brian Ziemniak, Phil Aaron, Peter Schimke, Chris Lomheim, Laura Caviani, Tony Axtell, Yohannes Tona, Jeff Bailey, Peter Vircks, Steve Clarke, Dave and Kathy Jensen, Wain McFarlane, Japhlet Bire Attias, and the band Ticket To Brasil, to name just a few.
Derrick Bostrom (born June 23, 1960) is an American musician. He was the original drummer of the band Meat Puppets, which he founded together with the Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt, in 1980.
Derrick remained a member until 1996 when the band effectively went on hiatus. Although Curt later revived the Meat Puppets, Derrick has not performed with the band since. However, he has still remained somewhat active as a musician by releasing material under the moniker of Today's Sounds as well as collaborating with Neil Hamburger and Cliff Sarde (on his Smoke N' Function project). Derrick has also maintained the official Meat Puppets website since 1995 — and has continued to do so despite the band being defunct. Furthermore, he oversaw the Rykodisc reissue of the Meat Puppets' SST era albums.
In 2006, when the Kirkwood brothers began playing together again, fans speculated if Bostrom would also be involved in an up-coming reunion, however he quickly dismissed the notion in a post on the Meat Puppets' website. Ted Marcus is now Bostrom's replacement.
Phillip Rhodes (born May 26, 1968) was a drummer for the pop band Gin Blossoms during the late 1980s and the 1990s.
He was brought into the band well before the release of the group's first album in 1989, as a replacement for drummer Dan Henzerling. He continued to serve as drummer until the group's breakup in 1997, and returned briefly when the band reunited in 2002. Shortly after the reunion he entered rehab for an alcohol problem. While in treatment he was formally notified of his dismissal from the band. In January 2005, it was announced that he would rejoin the band. The reunion did not last. Within a year of rejoining the band, Phillip was replaced for reasons that were not discussed with him. His termination, according to Phillip, "was a complete shock, the last few gigs I asked Robin how it felt. Robin said he thought it was fine." The unexpected removal of Phillip from the band came as a surprise for many fans and friends.
William "Billy" Yule (born ca. 1954) is best known for having been a sit-in drummer for The Velvet Underground during 1970.
When in early 1970, regular Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker became pregnant, a temporary replacement was needed to fulfill the band's live obligations. Bassist Doug Yule proposed his younger brother Billy, then sixteen years old, which was accepted.
Yule started practising with the band immediately and made his live debut on June 24 at Max's Kansas City in New York City, during the legendary two-month engagement the band had there. He played with the band until the end of the engagement on August 28, after which the band temporarily stopped activities to cope with the loss of lead singer Lou Reed, who had abruptly quit on August 23. When they reconvened with Doug Yule moving to lead vocals and guitar and Walter Powers coming in on bass, Maureen Tucker also returned from maternity leave, ending Billy Yule's time with the band. Two sets from the engagement, one in July and the other on August 23, were taped and edited to form the Live at Max's Kansas City live album. Yule plays on all selections.
A final recording session for the band's fourth album,
Brian St. Clair was born May 24. Brian is currently drumming for the rock duo, Local H.
Brian used to play drums for a few Chicago area bands (in order): Eye's On Troy, Political Justice?, Denied Remarks (as a second drummer), God's Acre, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Rights Of The Accused (also known as: ROTA, the entire band sang back up vocals on a 1000 Homo Djs record), and Triple Fast Action. Brian moved to NYC in 1998 after Triple Fast Action broke up.
After Political Justice? broke up Brian played with a few bands before landing the roll of drummer in one of Chicago's most famous punk bands Rights Of The Accused. In 1988 ROTA were taken on tour with Ministry (band) and became close friends with Al Jourgensen who took them into the studio to sing back up vocals on the 1000 Homo DJs record as well as putting the band in his video for the song Stigmata off of the album The Land of Rape and Honey where Brian played drums, Herb played bass, Wes played guitar, and Mike jumped around and yelled. However it is very hard to see anyone other than Mike due to all of the fog produced by the fog machine on the set. Also while in ROTA Brian was cast by Cynthia Plaster Caster, one of
Chad Szeliga is an American professional drummer born in Elyria, Ohio and now residing in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is best known for being the drummer for the bands Breaking Benjamin, OurAfter, and Black Label Society.
Chad Szeliga started out with Switched, a hard rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. He was released from the band sometime during 2001. After his release from Switched, Chad played drums for another Cleveland band called Another Path and he joined the band Leo in 2004.
While with Another Path, Chad recorded an audition video for Breaking Benjamin playing drums for the song "So Cold". The video submitted happened to be the only VHS tape submitted. Ben Burnley was forced to borrow a VCR from his neighbor to view the tape. After Ben reviewed the tape, the band decided he was the right guy for the job. His first official recording with the band was for the full-band version of the song "Rain" from We Are Not Alone in mid 2005, which was sent to modern radio, and later appeared on the band's cover of Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever". He recorded with Breaking Benjamin on their 2006 album Phobia, which was released August 8, 2006. He also joined the band on their tour
Emil Johnson (born ca. 1966) was the third drummer for Black Flag during the first half of 1982. He played on the TV Party EP, but soon left the band to go to college. Other accounts say that he got into a dispute involving a girl with SST employee Mugger and left the band.
Fred Maher (born 1964) is an American drummer, programmer and record producer.
He was a member of Massacre (1980–81), Material, Scritti Politti, Lou Reed, and is best known as the producer of I'm Talking's album Bear Witness (1989), Lou Reed's album New York (1989), Matthew Sweet's album Girlfriend (1991), and Information Society's self-titled album (1988, which achieved platinum sales status), their 1991 release Hack, and a track on 1997's Don't Be Afraid. In the 1990s, Maher regularly worked as a studio drummer with Lloyd Cole and he co-produced Cole's debut solo album.
He has often collaborated with entertainment producer Ron Baldwin.
George Tutuska is a former member of the alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls.
He played drums from 1985 to 1995, and parted from the band only a few months before the release of their breakthrough album, A Boy Named Goo due to disputes with long-time friend and singer/guitarist John Rzeznik. In late 1994, he broke up with the band because of a non-payment dispute for his contribution to the writing of "Fallin' Down." He has subsequently received royalty checks for songs he co-wrote and recorded with the band.
Following the completion of the Goos' A Boy Named Goo (1995), Tutuska was fired from the band by frontman Johnny Rzeznik. Tutuska said he'd previously told band management he wouldn't tour behind the album unless Rzeznik agreed to split royalties evenly among the three members, a practice Tutuska claims the band had engaged in since the release of their 1987 self-titled debut. During pre-production for Goo, Tutuska had been rattled to the core by news that Rzeznik purportedly was hoarding royalties for the Superstar Car Wash single "Fallin' Down."
Tutuska was fired from the band just shy of A Boy Named Goo's release and replaced by Mike Malinin. The album, on the strength of
Jason Bittner (born January 11, 1970 in Niskayuna, New York) is the drummer for the American metal band Shadows Fall. He has won numerous awards including Modern Drummer Reader's poll for #1 Up and Coming Drummer of 2004, and in 2005, #1 Best Recorded Performance for the Shadows Fall album The War Within, #1 Metal drummer (2005/2006) #2 Clinician DRUM! magazine 2011. He is recognized for his tight playing, extensive skill with double bass drumming, particularly his ability to play complex patterns at high speeds, and his familiarity with numerous styles of drumming, including Latin, Afro-Cuban, and jazz.
Bittner started taking formal drum lessons at the age of ten years old, however he has stated that he "had been banging on pots, pans, and garbage cans since he was about five". A native of Schenectady, NY, he continued to take lessons and perform in his middle school and Linton high school jazz and orchestra ensembles before attending Berklee College of Music in 1988. After a year of intensive study, he left Berklee to pursue his musical career outside the educational environment. This led to playing in various metal and hard rock bands throughout the late eighties and early
Jim Hodder (December 17, 1947 – June 5, 1990) was an American drummer, best known as the original drummer for Steely Dan.
He was born in Boston in 1947. As drummer/vocalist, he was a member of the band Bead Game. Their first album, Baptism, was canceled, though it would receive a posthumous release in 1996 with a very limited run. In 1970 they appeared in the film The People Next Door (in which they performed two songs) and recorded the album Easy Ridin' as part of the collective Freedom Express. 1970 also saw the release of the band's only proper album, Welcome, on Avco/Embassy. This album showcased a late psychedelic/early progressive crossover sound, and had Hodder singing lead vocals on all tracks.
He joined Steely Dan in 1972, but left in 1974. While part of Steely Dan, he worked on the Can't Buy a Thrill and Countdown to Ecstasy albums as well as part of Pretzel Logic. In 1972 he sang the lead vocal on the song "Midnight Cruiser" and the vocal on the song "Dallas", which appeared only on a single.
Hodder continued working as a session musician for musicians such as Sammy Hagar and David Soul. In 1990, he drowned in his swimming pool at age 42.
Tom Gomes is a former drummer for the metalcore bands Aftershock, Catchthirteen, and Killswitch Engage.
He joined Killswitch Engage after the completion of the recording of their 2002 record, Alive or Just Breathing, and participated in the Road Rage UK tour of 2002 and the Ozzfest of 2003, after which he left the band and was replaced by Blood Has Been Shed drummer Justin Foley. Gomes was with the band during the departure of former vocalist Jesse Leach and the entry of his replacement, Howard Jones, and also participated in the writing of the song When Darkness Falls.
He is now in the rock band 'Something Of A Silhouette'. Differing from his hardcore roots in Aftershock and Killswitch Engage, Something Of A Silhouette sounds more melodic and dark. His girlfriend Sara Saffery sings in the band as well. He also started a project with former Aftershock vocalist Toby Dutkiewicz, who is Adam Dutkiewicz's brother as well as the owner of Devil's Head Recordings. This project is more similar to Gomes previous metalcore acts. Tom Gomes also appears as a guest drummer for 36 Crazyfists album Rest Inside the Flames on the song We Cannot Deny. Tom co-wrote the music for the song along with
Ben Blackwell (Born Benjamin Jesse Blackwell on June 12, 1982) is the creator and director of Cass Records, one of two drummers in the Detroit-based rock band the Dirtbombs, an accomplished writer and a nephew of Jack White of the White Stripes.
Blackwell debuted live with the Dirtbombs on December 18, 1999 when he was only 17-years-old. He has since become one of the longest-serving members of the band, having played on four studio albums and having toured extensively all over the world.
From the beginning of the Stripes' existence Blackwell worked as the band's roadie and wrote much of the group's website content. Known as the White Stripes' official archivist he wrote the liner notes to Under Blackpool Lights. He also appears in the White Stripes' feature-length documentary Under Great White Northern Lights laying behind Jack and Meg and conducting the interview that is interlaced throughout the film.
Started in 2003 with money given to him from his mother, Blackwell has put out over 50 releases on his Cass Records imprint. Through his label he has released records from such artists as The Mooney Suzuki, Blanche, The Waxwings, The Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players, The
Cyrus Bolooki (Born on February 27 1980) is currently the drummer of the popular pop-punk band group New Found Glory.
Preceded by the departure of Joe Moreno from New Found Glory in 1997, Cyrus is still considered "the New Guy" by his band mates. New Found Glory originally asked Cyrus to play with them after hearing him at a talent show while playing for fun in a different band.
He used to attend Chaminade-Madonna, in Hollywood, Florida.
Cyrus currently plays on OCDP (Orange County Drum and Percussion) drums and Zildjian Cymbals. He also endorses his own model of Vater drum sticks called "Cyrus Bolooki: The Commander"
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Jerry Allison (born Jerry Ivan Allison, August 31, 1939) is an American musician, best known for being the drummer for The Crickets and co-writer of their Buddy Holly hit "Peggy Sue".
Allison's first professional recording can be heard on a 45-rpm recording of another local legend named Hal Goodson and the Raiders This very rare recording was named "Who's Gonna Be the Next One Honey." This recording was also performed at the Norman Petty studio in Clovis, New Mexico about six months before "Peggy Sue" was recorded.
In their early days at the Lubbock Youth Center, Buddy Holly's vocals and guitar were backed only by Allison's drumming, allowing for some of Holly's best guitar work.
Over time, Allison's rhythm backup ranged from slapping hands-on-knees or hand-clapping the beat to a modal plainness of cymbal drumming. His snappy cracks at the snare drum gave power to the songs released under the name The Crickets. Later songs, released under Buddy Holly's own name, were softer in tone and filled with innocence and longing. On these, Allison played only tom-toms in keeping with the sound of the vocals. His work on The Crickets recordings gave the records much of their distinctiveness
Amery "AWOL" Smith (born August 3, 1964) is a drummer from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for playing drums in the Venice punk band "Suicidal Tendencies."
Amery Smith spent the first year of his life in Venice then moved 3 miles south with his Father to Playa Del Rey, where he eventually met Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. “Neighborhood Watch played a backyard party at the house in Playa Del Rey and they had a Suicidal/Venice following. My band opened for Neighborhood Watch at the party and the next day I got a phone call from Mike Muir asking me if I wanted to try out for Suicidal Tendencies. And I said yes”.
Amery Smith played on the 1983 debut album on Lisa Fancher’s Frontier Records for Suicidal Tendencies and at the time Smith being influenced by drummers such as Rush’s Neil Peart used rototom's which can be heard in the classic drum intro to “Institutionalized.” Smith had an original and refreshing drum style compared to most punk drummers of 1983. He was also singer Mike Muirs first choice for the band "Los Cycos," which was created during the bands four year recording hiatus and at the time included his long time friend Bob Heathcote (who later joined
Andols Herrick (born September 11, 1979) is the drummer in the heavy metal band, Chimaira. He performed on the band's first two albums, Pass out of Existence and The Impossibility of Reason and on their most recent release Resurrection. He is 5' 11".
Herrick prefers to play barefoot; this is particularly rare in heavy metal bands, due to the high speed double-bass drum style that is very common in heavy metal bands.
It was announced on 13th January, 2006 that Herrick had rejoined Chimaira. He cited his reasons for rejoining as "Being away from the band and touring for almost two years made me realize how much I missed it. Being involved with the Roadrunner 25th album and concert made me realize that this is where I want to be". Andols was Roadrunner "Captain", Robb Flynn of Machine Head's choice drummer. Robb's more or less staple line-up for the Roadrunner All Stars Session album also consisted of Christian Olde Wolbers of Fear Factory covering bass duties, and Still Remains' Jordan Whelan on rhythm guitar.
Andols uses Taye Drums, Axis Pedals, amd Sabian and Wuhan cymbals.
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Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky, 5 February 1929, Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension. He has played on 50 number one hits, over 150 top ten hits and has recorded, by his own admission, on over 35,000 pieces of music over four decades of work. Blaine is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in recording music history.
Hal Blaine Strikes Again is a rubber stamp used by Blaine to stamp scores that he plays and also places where he played. Drummer and author Max Weinberg, in his introduction to the chapter on Blaine in his book, writes:
Eleven years later our band played Wembley Arena, near London. After the show, while we were relaxing backstage, Bruce asked me to come into his dressing room. I went in, he pointed to the wall and said, "Look at that." I looked at the wall but didn't see anything except peeling wallpaper. "Look
Hannah Blilie (born June 10, 1981) is the drummer of the American band Gossip and formerly Shoplifting. She has also performed with Sarah Dougher, Chromatics, Stiletto, Mr Yuk, The Lumpies, Vade, The Vogue, and Soiled Doves. Her twin brother, Jordan Blilie, is one of the two lead vocalists of now-defunct The Blood Brothers. A photo of Blilie is featured on the cover artwork for the Gossip's fourth studio album Music For Men.
In 2003, Blilie replaced Kathy Mendonca as the drummer of Gossip, and her drumming appears on their LP Standing In The Way Of Control (2006). She also plays on the Gossip album Live in Liverpool.
Richard Edson (born January 1, 1954) is an American actor and musician.
Edson was born in New Rochelle, New York. He has one brother, Steven, who resides in the Boston area, and two sisters: Andrea, who resides in Newton, Massachusetts and Jennifer, who resides in New York City. His father, Arnold, was one of the first Marine officers to land at Guadalcanal in August 1942. His mother, Marian, a retired school teacher, resides with his father in New Rochelle.
From 1981 to 1982, he was Sonic Youth's original drummer and played drums for Konk at the same time. After the release of Sonic Youth's self-titled debut album, Edson left the band to play with Konk full-time. Edson also played horns with San Francisco band The Offs on the group's eponymous 1984 album.
Following his music career, Edson has worked as an actor, appearing in over 35 movies. His more notable roles include a disreputable parking garage attendant in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Richie in Howard the Duck (1986), Eddie in Jim Jarmusch's cult film Stranger Than Paradise (1984), real-life gambler Billy Maharg in Eight Men Out, and the title character in Joey Breaker (1993). He also appeared in Platoon (1986), Good
Adam Alexander Carson (born February 5, 1975) is the drummer of the rock band AFI. He and Davey Havok are the two original members left in the lineup. Carson also filled in as drummer for the band Tiger Army. His drumming can be found on Tiger Army's Early Years EP as well as their debut album Tiger Army. Carson was also a member of Influence 13 - a band formed by Nick 13, Jade Puget (who joined AFI in 1998), Geoff Kresge (who left AFI in 1996), and two other friends.
Adam Carson was raised in Ukiah, California along with fellow AFI members Davey Havok and Jade Puget, and former members Geoff Kresge and Mark Stopholese. Carson acquired an interest in music as early as age three, by which time he had amassed a small collection of 45" records. As a toddler, Carson would also drag pots and pans out of his kitchen and assemble them into a drum set.
Carson's aspirations to be a drummer in a band were realized when he was eight or nine years old. He recalls, "I came home from the record store with Def Leppard's Pyromania, as well as a poster of them performing live. I remember listening to the record and looking at the poster on my wall and thinking that being in a rock band must be the
Andrew "Andy" Newmark (born July 14, 1950) is an American musician. Andy's mother was Bermudian and Andy is also a citizen of Bermuda. Andy played in 2 Bermuda groups The Savages (as a fill in for Howie Rego) and as the drummer for the Bermuda Jam.
Best known as a popular session drummer, and for playing with the funk band Sly and the Family Stone from 1972 to 1973. Hired to replace Gerry Gibson, who in turn had replaced founding Family Stone member Gregg Errico, Newmark was invited to audition for Sly Stone by Family Stone saxophonist Pat Rizzo. Newmark went on to record one album as the Family Stone's drummer, Fresh (1973) and also performed with the band for two years in live concert.
After leaving the band in 1974, Newmark has performed and recorded with John Lennon, Cat Stevens, Joe Walsh, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, George Harrison, Rickie Lee Jones, Patrick Moraz, Randy Newman, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Murray Head, Ronnie Wood, Roxy Music, ABC, Hue and Cry, Laura Nyro, Elkie Brooks, Sting, Steve Winwood, Nils Lofgren, George Benson and Michael Franks. He is featured on Carly Simon's 1971 album Anticipation and Gary Wright's 1975 album
Ashwin Sood (born September 25, 1967 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England) is a Canadian musician. Sood plays drums, percussion, keyboards, and sings.
Sood was Sarah McLachlan's drummer and was married to McLachlan, although they are now divorced.
Sood grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He started playing the drums at age seven. In high school, he played with a band called Banood where he played drums, percussion and provided vocals for the group. Sood also arranged and conducted horn parts for Banood. In 2005 Banood reunited briefly.
In 1990 he graduated from the California's Musicians Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology). Sood has produced songs and albums, including those for McLachlan, Bass is Base, and Lilith Fair. In the past, he has played with Lava Hay and Mae Moore. He met McLachlan while on tour with Lava Hay in the early 1990s. She asked him to play for "I Will Not Forget You" on her Solace CD.
On February 7, 1997, Sood and McLachlan were married in Negril, Jamaica. On April 6, 2002, their first daughter, India Ann Sushil Sood, was born. The couple revealed on March 20, 2007 that they were expecting a second child. Sarah gave birth to daughter Taja on June
Brandon Saller (born Brandon Kyle Saller, June 24, 1983 , in Los Angeles, United States) is the drummer of the Metal band Atreyu.
Brandon Kyle Saller was born on June 24, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. He played saxophone in elementary school, whilst borrowing drumsticks from other people, although at the time he didn't actually play drums. He started playing drums when he moved to southern California. Chad Smith from Red Hot Chilli Peppers is one of his biggest influences. He is now the drummer/singer for Atreyu, the Orange County, California metalcore band. In junior high, Dan Jacobs, Brandon Saller, and Alex Varkatzas were in a punk band together. After a while, their musical tastes began to change and their songs stopped sounding so punk and became heavier with a bit of singing thrown in. They decided to start fresh and do things differently in a new band. They looked for names for the band in movies and comics, because they thought a lot of good names came from there. A friend, Scott Lloyd, suggested the name Atreyu, from a character in The Neverending Story. Guitarist Travis Miguel was added to the band when he and Alex worked together at Hot Topic. Bassist Marc McKnight
Byron McMackin (born December 30, 1969) is part of the successful punk band Pennywise, formed in 1988, in which he plays the drums. He plays a five piece set of Porkpie Drums and Zildjan cymbals.
Byron also filled in on drums for The Vandals, during their recent trip to Iraq to play for the troops.
Chuck Biscuits (born Charles Montgomery on April 17, 1965) is a Canadian drummer best known for his work in rock acts such as Danzig, Black Flag, D.O.A., and Circle Jerks. Most recently, he was a member of the punk rock band Social Distortion in the late 1990s. Biscuits has named his main influences as John Bonham, Keith Moon and Stewart Copeland.
Biscuits is the brother of Ken "Dimwit" Montgomery, a fixture on the Vancouver music scene—at different times, both brothers played drums for D.O.A.. Biscuits joined Black Flag in 1982 and toured with them for 5 months. His only studio recordings for the band were demos for the My War album, which have been widely bootlegged.
After Black Flag, he played with the short-lived Floorlords. When that band broke up, Biscuits planned to quit the music business and took courses in art and electrical engineering. However, producer Rick Rubin invited Biscuits to become the drummer for Danzig. Biscuits had been vocalist/songwriter Glenn Danzig's first choice as drummer for his band.
Biscuits joined Danzig in 1987 and appeared on the band's first four albums and one EP. In 1990 he also recorded drums for Glenn Danzig's final album with the band
Dominic Joseph Fontana (born March 15, 1931, in Shreveport, Louisiana), is an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. He played on over 460 RCA cuts with Elvis.
Nicknamed "D. J.", he was employed by the Louisiana Hayride to be an in-house drummer on its Saturday night radio broadcast. In October 1954 he was hired to play drums for Presley that marked the beginning of a fifteen year relationship. He performed on the NBC television special known as the '68 Comeback Special.
Fontana, joined a band (originally assembled by Sam Phillips without a drummer) consisting of Scotty Moore (lead guitar), Bill Black (bass) and Elvis Presley (rhythm guitar), calling themselves "The Blue Moon Boys". The band became the band that would perform and record the vast majority of the Elvis Presley hits of the 50's (some also including piano and backing vocals from the Jordanaires) including "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Don't Be Cruel", and "Jailhouse Rock". The band also toured extensively and performed on several television appearances including The Ed Sullivan Show through 1956 and 1957.
The band officially broke up in 1958 although Fontana and Elvis still
Dave Culross, born March 9, 1974, is an American drummer. He was a member of Malevolent Creation, Culross has played drums in many death metal bands, such as Suffocation, Mortician, Incantation, HatePlow, Gorgasm and Disgorged.
Dave Krusen (born March 10, 1966) is an American musician who is best known for being the original drummer for the American rock band Pearl Jam and for his work on the band's debut album, Ten. Krusen was also a member of the bands Hovercraft, Candlebox, and Unified Theory.
David Karl Krusen was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up in the town of Gig Harbor along with his two brothers and sister. He was into Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry when he was young, but later got into The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Police, and Neil Young. Krusen began playing locally in the Seattle area in 1979 while he was in high school. His first band, Outrigger, was formed with his friends from high school. Throughout the 1980s, Krusen had several stints playing with Seattle area musical acts, including Boibs, Agent Boy, Gary Williams, Tramps of Panic, Liar's Club, Hard Time, and Warm Drive.
Krusen was recruited in 1990 by bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard to be the drummer for Pearl Jam. Krusen was asked to join Pearl Jam after auditioning with the band. Krusen was a member of the band from its first official show on October 22, 1990, to the completion of the
Dave Mello was the drummer of the punk/ska band Operation Ivy. He was one of the key pieces to the musical feel of Operation Ivy.
Operation Ivy's first show was held in Mello's garage in Albany, California. He played for them only two years. They broke up in 1989 because of unwanted attention. Before Operation Ivy, he was in Rabbi Conspiracy and Distorted Truth and after Operation Ivy disbanded, Dave went on to bands like Downfall and Schlong (with his brother Pat Mello). In addition, Dave has toured with many bands as a stand-in. He also got a signature drumstick model by the Bulgarian company, Twotone Drumsticks.
Today, he lives in the East Bay area with his wife Sarah and young son, Maxwell. While still pursuing his musical projects, Dave regularly appears at the all ages punk club 924 Gilman Street and plays guitar with the band Jewdriver, and does some reunion shows with Schlong.
David "Dave" Throckmorton is an American drummer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also referred to by the nickname "Throck". He is currently the drummer for the Bill Deasy band and plays with several other local and national recording acts.
Ed "Cass" Cassidy (born May 4, 1923) is an American musician who was one of the founders of the rock group Spirit in 1967.
Ed Cassidy was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 4, 1923. His family moved to Bakersfield, California in 1931. Cassidy began his career as a professional musician in 1937. He served in the Navy during World War II, and after his discharge held many jobs before becoming a full-time musician again. At one time in the late 1940s he played 282 consecutive one-nighters in 17 states. He worked in show bands, Dixieland combos, country and western bands, and on film soundtracks, as well as having a brief stint with the San Francisco Opera.
In 1950 he enrolled at college to get a musical teaching credential, but after about a year decided to leave and move to southern California to meet more jazz musicians and perhaps form a group of his own. During this period he performed together with many leading jazz musicians including Art Pepper, Julian Cannonball Adderley, Roland Kirk, Lee Konitz and Gerry Mulligan.
With Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, he formed the Rising Sons in 1964. After that, he formed the Red Roosters in 1965, with his young stepson Randy California, Jay Ferguson
Eric Harland (born November 8, 1976) is an American jazz drummer.
Besides leading his own group Harland has performed with many renowned artists, including Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman, Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, Dave Holland, Charles Lloyd, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Walter Smith III, Chris Potter, Aaron Parks, Aaron Goldberg, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Patitucci, and Zakir Hussain, among others.
He is also a member of the SFJAZZ Collective.
Harland began his professional career in 1993 playing locally in Houston, Texas as he finished high school at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where many of today's stars have studied. Harland won first chair in 1992-1993 with the Regional and All State Texas Jazz Band. He received a special Citation for Outstanding Musicianship in 1994 from the International Association of Jazz Educators. During a workshop in high school, Wynton Marsalis encouraged Harland to study in New York City.
After graduation, he attended the Manhattan School of Music with a full scholarship in their music program. After music school he went on to study Theology at Houston Baptist
Eric Kretz (born June 7, 1966) is an American musician and producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Stone Temple Pilots. He has also played for Talk Show and Spiralarms. Eric, who was born in San Jose, California, attended and graduated from Willow Glen High School in San Jose in 1984. He currently owns and operates Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles. While in STP, Kretz has kept somewhat of a low profile but still contributed to the band's songwriting, most notably writing the music to the band's 1996 hit "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart." Along with lead vocalist Scott Weiland, Kretz also wrote the lyrics to the Grammy Award-winning hit "Plush" off STP's 1992 debut Core. Kretz has worked with several notable artists, particularly engineering and mixing the live recordings for The Henry Rollins Show of songs by artists such as Thom Yorke, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, Slayer, Jurassic 5, Death Cab for Cutie, and more.
In the Core era, Kretz used a Yamaha Rock Tour Custom drumset before switching to GMS Drums in late 1992/early 1993. He also used Paiste cymbals but switched to Zildjian in 2008.
Cymbals Include: 20" K Crash Ride, 20" Oriental Crash of Doom, 10" A
Evan Baken is an American drummer and record company executive.
He is director of A&R of World Audience and was most recently drummer of acclaimed punk band The Movielife and The Sandpebbles. He is the founder of prominent music merchandising concern Benchmark.
He lives in New York City, NY with his wife and child.
Hilarie Sidney is a musician most famously recognized as the longtime drummer for The Apples in Stereo. She was previously married to Apples in Stereo frontman and Elephant 6 co-founder Robert Schneider. Their divorce became publicly acknowledged in 2004. She was one half of the now defunct Elephant 6 duo Secret Square and, with now-husband Per Ole Bratset, she is currently a major creative talent behind The High Water Marks.
Her departure as drummer and vocalist for The Apples in Stereo was first announced on August 12, 2006 during the band's closing live performance of Athens Popfest 2006, Athens, Georgia. On September 1, 2006, Sidney stated that her main reasons for leaving were to focus on her family and The High Water Marks.
Sidney has also played drums for Von Hemmling with Jim McIntyre and John Hill.
One of her favorite bands is Pavement.
For a complete list, see The Apples in Stereo discography
Ivan de Prume is a heavy metal drummer whose music became famous in the groove metal band White Zombie.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, de Prume comes from a rich history of artists. Ivan's sister, Cathryn is a successful actress and they have collaborated on two short films together. But it is his lineage from his great-great-grandfather that is perhaps the most influential. Canadian violinist and composer Frantz Jehin-Prume was one of Canada's most famous musicians and the fact that there is music in the blood, resonates in Ivan. He started playing drums when he was twelve and was playing in a band with Sean Yseult (bassist, White Zombie) called Life when he was sixteen. That band broke up but a few months later Sean came calling for her new project she had going with Rob Cummings and Ena Kostabi. It was White Zombie. Ivan recorded and toured with the band for seven years. After signing a deal with Geffen records and moving the whole band out to Los Angeles, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 was released.
Ivan left the band in 1992. He attended Musician's Institute and completed their Drums and Percussion program. He also built his first
Born in Potsdam, New York, Jason Sutter began playing drums at the age of nine and played his first professional gig at the age of ten with his band Paragon! Playing his first "bar gig" at thirteen, Sutter continued to play clubs two to three times a week throughout his high school years. Upon graduation Sutter attended the University of North Texas where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in music education and later attended the University of Miami. While pursuing his Masters degree in orchestral percussion, Sutter taught, performed and recorded with the top ensembles at the University, including the "Concert Jazz Band" (CJB) as well as performing professionally throughout Miami. While still in Graduate school, Sutter landed his first tour with Atlantic recording artist Juliana Hatfield. After Miami Sutter relocated to Boston, Ma. where he recorded performed and toured with such artists as: Letters to Cleo, Jack Drag and Ben Lee among many others.
Sutter currently resides in Los Angeles. Since his arrival, Sutter has had the opportunity to record, perform and tour with such artists as: The Rembrandts, Jason Faulkner, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Pink, The Campfire Girls, Chantal
Josh Wills is the drummer of Story of the Year (formerly known as Big Blue Monkey) from St. Louis, Missouri.
Josh plays Orange County Drum & Percussion drums and uses ProMark TX5AW (Size 5A) Drumsticks.. He also plays the tuba.
For one of their shows Josh rode in on a camel.
At present his setup consists of Orange County drums (OCDP) and Zildjian cymbals.
Michael Foster (born December 9, 1966) is the drummer of rock band FireHouse.
Michael Foster was born in Richmond, Virginia to James Earnest and Patricia Valenti Foster. He has a younger brother called Daniel Sean. Since he was a kid, his parents gave him pots and pans to beat on. Later on, he would receive a toddler drum set which he admits didn't last long. When he was 5 years old, his mother gave him his first real drum set and he dedicated hours to practice it.
He got into school bands from an early age, and eventually learned music theory and other percussion instruments. While attending Highland Springs High School the marching band won several awards for best drum line. He also got in a garage band called Century.
Several years later, he auditioned for a band called White Heat where Bill Leverty played. He got the job, and eventually they met C.J. Snare and Perry Richardson, forming FireHouse in 1988.
Michael got married to his high school sweetheart, Lori Mingee, on September 15, 1995. They have two daughters and one son together: Jazzmin Rae, Dannielle Rain, and Dominick.
Paul Steven Bostaph (born on March 6, 1963 in San Francisco, California) is a heavy metal drummer. His drumming career began in 1984, when he was 20 years old, and he had since worked with bands like Slayer, Forbidden, Exodus, Systematic and most recently Testament. Metal-Rules.com describes Bostaph as "a true professional and one of the best drummers on today's metal music scene."
Bostaph's first interest was to play bass guitar but he decided to play drums because he found a drum kit cheaper than a bass. He approached to rock music listening to The Beatles and The Beach Boys but AC/DC got him into rock drumming. He bought his first drum kit at 15 and, after listening to Killers by Iron Maiden, he wanted to become a metal drummer. Other influences include bands like ELO, Blue Öyster Cult and Black Sabbath. His biggest drumming inspirations are Phil Rudd, Clive Burr, Nicko McBrain, Cozy Powell, Jeff Porcaro, Dave Lombardo and Tommy Lee.
Bostaph attended Newark Memorial High School, in Newark, California. He had a strong dislike to his schooling years as he thought, "I felt I had enough to get me through every day life, why do I need more?" He was interested in sports and towards
Ron Bushy (born September 23, 1945) is the drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He is the only member of the group to appear on all six of their studio albums.
He was born in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 1945. He grew up in a military family, living in approximately 34 states during his youth. He first learned to play the drums when he was in the sixth grade.
He is a writer and is highly respected for his lengthy drum solo in "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," with his primal drum patterns, that set the standard for generations of rock drummers. Ron is also highly skilled in the graphic arts and has created most of the logos and artwork as seen on the Iron Butterfly merchandise and advertising.
Magic: 1977 to 1978 rock band with drummer Ron Bushy, drummer Walter Kibbey, guitarist/vocalist Ron "Rocket" Ritchotte, former Iron Butterfly members bass player/vocalist Philip Taylor Kramer and keyboardist/vocalist Bill DeMartines.
Gold: 1978 to 1980 rock band with drummer Ron Bushy, guitarist/vocalist Ron "Rocket" Ritchotte whose spot was filled later by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Young, lead vocalist/guitarist John Koehring and former Iron Butterfly bass player/vocalist Taylor Kramer. They
Scott McPherson is an American drummer. He was a member of the now-disbanded Sense Field from 1991 until 1998. He toured with Elliott Smith in 2000 for the record Figure 8 and was the drummer on the Elliott Smith song Pretty (Ugly Before) from the 2004 album From a Basement on the Hill. He also performed and/or recorded with Neil Finn, Bright Eyes, Rhett Miller, Ben Lee, Earlimart, Samiam, Solea, Devics, and Sea Wolf. Currently, McPherson is drumming with Beck and She & Him with M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel.
Todd Barnes (12 March 1965 - 6 December 1999) was a drummer for the influential California punk band TSOL.
Todd Barnes never played drums for the punk rock band The Vandals but did participate in an attempt to revive one of the earlier singers career in 1989.
He died on December 6, 1999 of a brain aneurysm at the age of 34 caused by a persistent cycle of acute drug and alcohol abuse.
Tony Destra (September 20, 1954 – February 8, 1987), was an American drummer who played for the glam metal bands Cinderella and Britny Fox. Before Cinderella or Britny Fox, Tony was the skinsman for another popular Philly area band called Enforcer. The singer for Enforcer was Bill Mattson who would gain later recognition as the frontman for Tangier. Tony played on Cinderella's indy 45 of "Shake Me" and "Somebody Save Me". After he left Cinderella, he joined Britny Fox in 1985. He played on the Britny Fox demo In America in 1986. Tony died in a car accident on February 8, 1987.
In Cinderella, he was replaced by drummer Jim Drnec. In Britny Fox he was briefly replaced by drummer Adam West, who was then himself replaced by long-term drummer Johnny Dee.
In America (demo) (1986)