I recorded 2 albums with Frank Macchia’s ‘Swamp Thang’ in 2011 I believe. Almost all of the tracks were recorded at my studio in North Hollywood. Frank’s previous albums featured Vinnie Colaiuta, and Peter Erskine.. so yeah, i was slightly nervous. The concept was Dr. John meets Frank Zappa… second line grooves in 5/4 […]
Recorded at Steve Vai’s studio, Hollywood California in 1995. I played Dean Castronovo’s huge set that he left there, big drums, too big. 🙂 I didn’t want to move them so I played them. They were mic’ed and ready to go. Features a bunch of guys you’ve never heard of.
There was a 7 year period between my recordings on this album. The first 3 were recorded at Wayne Cook’s (Steppenwolf, Player) studio in Glendale and the now defunct Master Control Studio in Burbank. Vinnie Colaiuta played on this record too. Tim Pierce (Crowded House, LA Studio) guitar, Rudy Sarzo (Ozzie Ozborne, Whitesnake) and […]
I toured with this band for a few months in 2008. Chris Poland is the lead guitarist on a few of Megadeth’s biggest albums. This was recorded at Downtown Rehearsal Studios in one day. I used my Noble & Cooley CD Maple set for these tracks. There are some moments. No click, played live […]
I toured with Mike Keneally in 1997 on the “Thanks Toss” tour. I was basically subbing for Toss Panos who took over the chair when I got back. It was an interesting experience. I was going through a lot of personal stuff at the time and thought getting away for awhile was the answer, […]
I recorded this in 1985 in Auburn, NY with a great guitar player named Hotz Converse. Hotz is no longer with us, but this music lives on, and I’m so glad it does. I didn’t get to hear my track until almost 20 years after i recorded it. I think Hotz knew he was […]
This was an interesting situation. I used to have weekly jams at my house. The piano player on one of them was Maxine’s husband. Apparently she heard the rough recordings I made and wanted to use the band for this recording (which was done live in my studio) and a gig at Catalina’s Jazz […]
Few people know I was the first drummer for Masters of Reality. I performed one gig at a club called The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY in 1987. I passed on the next gig which was a showcase in NYC, where Rick Rubin saw the band and signed them. Oh well. I thought the […]
I’ve known Dennis for over 30 years. He’s a multi-talented guitarist from Syracuse NY, and a gifted contractor/builder. He impeccably remodeled my house in Joshua Tree. There was no one else I would have trusted more. Here are a few of his tunes I played drums on over the years.
Recorded sometime in 1990 or late 1989. The band ‘Free At Last’ was from Syracuse, NY. I played a rented DW set I think. Vocalist Jeff Gordon really stood out to me, still does. great voice.