With MEINL since:
September 02, 1987
Place of birth:
Currently living in:
Las Vegas, NV
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Car that you currently drive:
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
I love going to see movies. I like to gamble. Right now I am learning how to play piano
My 9th grade jazz band instructor
Highlight of your career so far:
Winning the MTV VMA for video of the year and Rolling Stone cover
Unique playing style and marching chops
Drumming means to me:
Drumming has been one of the few things I have found that I absolutely love to do. Drumming is so different from any other instrument in that it doesn't deal with notes or chords. It is the beat the tempo and the groove.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Practice as often as possible with a click track. Don't be afraid to learn some jazz or salsa even if you play rock. The skill and independence it takes to play those styles of music will carry over into whatever it is you are doing. Also don't be afraid to practice with just a snare drum. All those paradiddle's and flamadiddle's and so on will help tremendously when playing on a kit.
How would you describe yourself:
Outgoing and driven
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
That I am happy. That I did everything I wanted to do, and that I did it how I wanted to do it.