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Mario Lackner

James Hersey, No Second Thought, Pianodrum


With MEINL since:



November 25, 1973

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:


Currently living in:

Austria/Los Angeles

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional China 16"

Drumming since:

the age of 4 or 5

Car that you currently drive:

Jaguar XJ6

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I love sports, biking, fitness, skiing, hanging with my friends, going for movies or exhibitions, spending time with my family!! ... being by myself, spending time on the beach if there is one ;) ... reading a great book or chillin with a great fashion ma

Favorite Food:

If I would have to bring it down to 5, I would say thai, italian, japanese, indian, mexican, ...but don't forget the good old traditional austrian cuisine (plain fare sometimes ;) )

Favorite Drink:

non alcoholic: besides water, all kinds of tea and COFFEE! , coke on ice ;) red bull


studies at the university of music in vienna, privat studies with the great Jeff Hamilton, Joey Heredia, Jimmy Branly, Chuck Silverman, etc.

Highlight of your career so far:

being able to finish my SOLO album "stiletto 6.5" in 2005

Drumming strengths:

musicality, sound painting & groove

Drumming means to me:

the most besides stability and balance of myself

Advice for up and coming drummers:

enjoy what you do everytime you do it!

How would you describe yourself:

I'm gonna ask somebody ... ;) what I learned in the past is, that you have to believe in yourself, and accept yourself with all your strength and weakness. I am not a player, I am not into razzle-dazzle....but I know that its all about YOUR experience..."hunting high and low..., - what a f***** long road to go"

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

That I lived and enjoyed my life