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Jon Rice


With MEINL since:



July 16, 1987

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Erie, Pennsylvania

Currently living in:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Generation X Filter China 14"

Drumming since:

I was 12

Car that you currently drive:

96 Dodge Grand Caravan

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

In my spare time, I love listening to music, reading, playing gears of war and madden on XBOX 360 and youtube.

Favorite Food:

Chicken and dumplings

Favorite Drink:

Sobe Lizard Lava



Highlight of your career so far:

Going on this first tour of my career and seeing the absolutely incredible response of the fans that come out to the shows.

Drumming strengths:

Double Bass, fast hands, and all around metal playing

Drumming means to me:

Drumming literally means everything to me. I wouldn't be a happy human being if I wasn't doing what I love to do, which is playing and playing every night to and with people who are as enthusiastic about music as I am.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Practice, relaxation, and take things slooowwwww at the beginning.

How would you describe yourself:

Shy at the outset but affable and friendly when I warm up to people.

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

That I was living a happy life doing what I loved doing and that I was comfortable with how things went.