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Eron Bucciarelli

Hawthorne Heights


With MEINL since:

Since the summer of 2004...I think


July 09, 1979

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Currently living in:

Dayton, OH, USA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Brilliant Heavy Ride 22"

Drumming since:

I was 13

Car that you currently drive:

Honda Accord

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I've been working out a bunch since we've been home writing our new record. Its something I started when were on tour with Fall Out Boy, last spring and have kept up since. I mostly run, but since we've been home, I've started weight training again.

Favorite Food:

That's a toss up between three things: Chipotle Chicken Burritos, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Bryan from Carraba's

Favorite Drink:

Water, that's all I ever drink.


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Highlight of your career so far:

There's been several highlights, the first being playing the Conan O'Brian Show and second was supporting Fall Out Boy on a sold out arena tour.

Drumming strengths:

I can play really loud

Drumming means to me:

Drumming is my life and has been since I picked up sticks when I was 13.  I would drum all day long every day if I could.  Its a creative and stress release for me.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Take lessons, play along to your favorite recordings and learn your rudiments. I wish I had spent more time learning them. Its only been in the last couple of years that I've realized how applicable they are in everyday playing and gone back to learn them. I wish I had done marching band in high school and picked up all of those snare chops.

How would you describe yourself:

I'm pretty laid back most of the time. I'd rather hang out with my wife or good friends than go partying.

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

It used to be that I could say I was a professional musician.  Now, I want to hone my skills to the point that I might have an impact on
people and influence or inspire others in their playing (even though I don't consider myself as possesing anywhere near the ability of my influences).