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Heller
United States

Mike Heller

Fear Factory, Malignancy, System Divide

Profile

With MEINL since:

2012

Birthday:

January 17, 1982

Place of birth:

Brooklyn, NY

Currently living in:

New York/Los Angeles

Drumming since:

Some time in the mid to late 90's.

Car that you currently drive:

Anything with wheels and a good stereo

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

There are things in the world besides drums?

Favorite Food:

Steak Burrito

Favorite Drink:

Water

Teacher:

Jason Gianni and the rest of the faculty at the amazing Drummers Collective in NYC.

Highlight of your career so far:

Every time I get to play the drums it’s a highlight, seriously!

Drumming strengths:

Creativity, groove, expressiveness, ability to play a variety of styles authentically,

Drumming means to me:

Everything!  It’s a challenge, it’s incredibly fun, and it keeps the kids off the streets and away from drugs!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Remember to have fun, work hard, and definitely study at a place like the Drummers Collective!  Don’t limit yourself to just one style, be creative, and always be yourself!

How would you describe yourself:

I would consider myself to be a kind, caring, thoughtful individual, who lives and breathes music, drums, and drumming.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I’m still killin’ it in the old-age home!  Oh and damn I was lucky to hang with Vinnie Colaiuta, and jam with Glenn Hughes from 2016 on!