December 28th 2007
Brian May Tour - Ressurrection - Drum Solo
December 24th 2007
AVANTASIA VIDEO CLIP FEAT. ERIC ON DRUMS
On January 25th the new Avantasia album "The Scarecrow" will be released. Eric has played all drums on this conceptual Meat Loafish project of Tobias Sammet, which features a long list of special guests such as Bob Catley, Jorn Lande, Michael Kiske, Alice Cooper, Rudolf Schenker, Kai Hansen and many more. To see the most recent video clip featuring Eric on drums please click here!
December 23rd 2007
"Here is a pic from the Copenhagen show with Bjorn who is a longtime Alice/KISS fan. Always good to see familiar faces every tour..."
December 19th 2007
A new audio interview with Eric can be found here.
More Pix from the ESP trip:
Here is a pic of John and myself at a radio station interview in Mexico City
December 17th 2007
Here are some pics from our gig last weekend in Mexico City. The show was really fun and we had a great turnout.
December 9th 2007
Please enjoy these pictures from European tour with Alice
December 6th 2007
Here is a link to some Alice Cooper 2007 Tour pictures. Enjoy
December 5th 2007
VIP tickets for the ESP show in Mexico City on Friday December 14th are now SOLD OUT!,
You can still buy regular tickets at Ticketmaster Mexico:
Here are a few more pics from the UK tour
December 1st 2007
Here are a few pictures from my recent trip to Moscow. These pics were taken in Red Square by my friend Alex of the KISS Army Russia."
November 29th 2007
Here are pics of me and Joan Jett as well as 2 pics with Tommy Price and Mikkey Dee from the recent UK tour.
November 27th 2007
LOST IN SPACE ENTERS THE CHARTS AT #3
The two new Avantasia EP's "Lost In Space part 1 & 2" have just entered the official Swedish charts at #3 and #4. In Germany it went in at #9 of the official Mediacontrol single-charts. It is the highest single chart entry in the history of Nuclear Blast Records.
Tobias says about the amazing chart entry""It doesn't really matter if it's a Top10 hit or not, most important is that I am happy with it and most fans seem to enjoy the material too. It seems like there are a lot of people out there who appreciate honest hand made music and I am very thankful for that."
November 16th 2007
Check out this Russian Promo Clip on you tube
November 17th 2007
"The Alice Cooper band joined Alice on Halloween by wearing his trademark make-up. Each guy in the band wore make-up representing different era's of The Coop's career"
November 13th 2007
AVANTASIA - LOST IN SPACE OUT NOVEMBER 16TH
On November 16th the two "Lost In Space" EPs of Tobias Sammet's Avantasia will be released, each for the price of a CD single.
Eric has not only been the drummer but he's also been singing the lead vocals for Lucifer's Friend's classic Rock anthem "Ride The Sky" on "Lost In Space part 1"
For the video clip of "Lost In Space" follow this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o26SlmROH5Q
Tobias Sammet: "It is a real pleasure to work with Eric! He is not only a great drummer, but also a great guy and - most important: He is not taller than me. It's the first time I am playing with someone who is not taller than me. Okay, probably he thinks the same. Seriously, I am really blessed to have his great drumming on my album and his voice as well, I don't know if people are aware of the fact that he is a killer singer too. Eric, my friend, thanx for being on my album!!!"
October 27th 2007
Here´s a link to the Avantasia-Lost in Space EPK Video
October 25th 2007
Expo Rock will present ESP (Eric Singer Project) live in Mexico City at the VIVE CUERVO SALON, on Friday, December 14th 2007, more info very soon at www.exporock.net & www.ticketmaster.com.mx there will be special packages with front row seats and backstage passes!
October 25th 2007
"Last nite in Dallas Kevin Gladden brought my number one drum fan Logan to the show. He is so kool and he got to play my drum set before the show then stayed to watch Alice Cooper & Co.
Thanx for making me smile Logan ! "
here's a pic before the show
October 18th 2007
"Alice Cooper w/ "special guests" will tape The SCREAM Awards show this week for
Oct 23rd showing on SPIKE TV
October 10th 2007
Patrick & Tony from Musicstar Productions, the company who does distribution for my "All Access to Drumming" DVD came out to see the show in Concord, CA last week. Here is a pic of Patrick, his son Gavin and me.
October 9th 2007
Last saturday was our final show of the H&H/AC/QR Tour package. We played Irvine Verizon amphitheater. Was kool to tour with the other bands & I was inspired by Vinny & Scott on drums for sure. A few other drummer came down to hang as well. Here is a pic of Bobby Blotzer (RATT) James Kottak (SCORPIONS) and myself.
October 5th 2007
Bill Ward the Original and founding drummer of Black Sabbath showed up in Fresno, CA for the show this past monday. It is always good to see Bill ! He is one of the nicest & kindest people you will ever meet ! And he is a drum God in my book. He helped create heavy metal in it's formative years...
Here is a pic of 3 generations of Sabbath drummers
September 24th 2007
Here´s a nice shot from the show in Chicago at the Sears Center.
Thanks to Jeff Mastin for the pic.
September 21st 2007
"I wanted to report from the road a bit. It has been 2 weeks so far with HEAVEN and HELL /ALICE COOPER / QUEENSRYCHE tour package. The shows have been a real treat for Rock/Metal fans with a long night of classic tunes that span a few generations. I forgot just how smoking Tony Iommi is on guitar !
It is very kool and a real honor to share the stage with such killer drummers such as Vinny & Scott !
These guys are badass and even nicer people..."
September 20th 2007
WHISKEY FALLS TO RELEASE FULLY BRAND-PARTNERED ALBUM, Sept. 25
Indie Band's Self-Titled Record Backed by Aamco, LiUNA, ATA, Midas
(Whiskey Falls is Damon Johnson, Seven Williams, Buck Johnson, and Wally Brandt)
"Original" isn't the word to describe the serendipitous formation, escalating popularity, and chart-climbing rise of new independent country act WHISKEY FALLS; "groundbreaking" and "pioneering" are much more appropriate terms! Country music's first fully brand-partnered band has accomplished a number of milestones in just one short year, the least of which is independently writing, recording, and producing their self-titled Midas Records debut album, "Whiskey Falls," due out September 25th.
With their debut single "Last Train Running" firmly entrenched in the Country Top 35, rising stars WHISKEY FALLS are making new fans left and right while single-handedly changing the face of the music industry. One look at the back of their album shows how; next to Midas Records' logo (with which they have a multimedia distribution partnership) one can also find the emblems of their revolutionary sponsorship partners. These include:
- AAMCO Transmission - WF is featured in their national ad campaign!
- 800,000-member LiUNA (Laborers International Union of N America)!
- American Tailgaters Association (ATA)!
Considering the fact that their album is still forthcoming, WHISKEY FALLS has already reached a level of success that no new indie band has ever realized:
- Unique placement for several songs with MLB, AAMCO's national commercials, and TV shows "Saving Grace" and "Days of Our Lives!"
- Ongoing national tour, having performed with acts like LeAnn Rimes, Vince Gill, and the Goo Goo Dolls, at venues like the Grand Ole Opry!
- Headlining the ATA's "Fall 2007 Tailgating Tour" at NFL and NCAA football games across the country!
- One of Napster's Top 20 most streamed artists, with close to 18,000 streams of their debut single "Last Train Running" the week of 8/25 alone!
- A 200-station in-studio radio barnstorming tour across the US!
- "Last Train Running" video is in CMT's "12 Pack Countdown" Top 10!
- Cross-promotions with Dale Earnhardt, Jr, a personal fan!
WHISKEY FALLS is a band for this modern era and a brand to be coveted: revolutionary in approach; first-rate in ability; driven by musical passion; and inspired by their growing legion of fans. Armed with media-savvy, charisma, and arresting harmonies, they are currently available for interview and booking.
September 17th 2007
here are 2 very cool pix of Eric taken by Mitch Lafon
August 24th 2007
HIT N RUN RECAP WITH TOMMY THAYER & ERIC SINGER
August 8th 2007
Here´s a picture of Eric and the lucky winner of a Pearl Eric Singer Signature Snare along with
Pearl Drums´ Mike Farriss (Director of Artist Relations) on the right
Garryn Rollins(Artist Relations Asst.)on the left
at the Nashville Kiss-Expo
August 7th 2007
QUESTION: Hi Eric, I have a cd called KISS Indiscreet, a club performance KISS did in Brooklyn just after you joined the band. On that show you used extreme double bass drumming ( which was awesome ). But as I heard you later in the band , especially on MTV Unplugged you had reverted back to the original patterns of the songs, was it hard to learn these patterns, and as a superb double-bass drummer, was it hard to do single kick-drumming? Greetings. --- Phil Anderson, South-Africa
ANSWER (ERIC): Phil, first of all thank you for the email and props... As for double kick or single kick drum usage? It really depends on the band or songs. I am just as comfortable either way and have no problem playing more simplified if needed or asked. It really is about playing for the songs first and if there is more room to stretch then that is kool too! The KISS songs are not that complicated drum wise but rather require the feel and attitude to be more important in my opinion.
QUESTION: Hi Eric, You rock!! My question is which KISS song do you like playing the most and why? --- Figueroa, Guaynabo, San Jaun
ANSWER (ERIC): Thanx Figueroa !! I always have liked playing a lot of KISS songs like PARASITE, Got to Choose, Cold Gin or just about anything from the first three records. But, I would have to say "Do You Love Me" is my fav KISS Klassic because it represents what KISS is all about. Great Rock n Roll song !
QUESTION: Eric, I'm a big fan of yours and your overall playing style. My question is this - What do you get out of playing with KISS and that style of rock music versus what you have done in the past? Respectfully --- Danny Mullins, Lawton, OK
ANSWER (ERIC): Thanx Danny. I always loved that KISS was a visual band that had really kool songs and was basically a "Hard Rock" band in that classic sense. Rock and Roll to be more exact ! You can't really have one without the other. Since I was also a fan growing up it makes it even more kool to get to play with a band that influenced me as well.
QUESTION: Dear Eric, Sorry I missed you at the expo in Cleveland. I was not able to travel home to see you there due to some family commitments. I was wondering if you were and are a big Cleveland sports fan or if you have other teams you prefer? I was born in Cleveland, but live in Wisconsin now. Great seeing you this summer at RockFest!!! Thanks for all you do. --- Bill Bokenyi, St. Croix Falls, WI
ANSWER (ERIC): Hey Bill, sorry you couldn't make the Cleveland Expo.... It was a good turnout and was great to be home too! As for sports teams and Cleveland? Of course I will always be a BROWNS, INDIANS and CAVS fan BUT, I really love the LAKERS since I was a kid even before I moved to L.A. I also love Ohio State Football/Basketball Go Buckeyes !
QUESTION: HI! I'm a drummer and I love your stuff, you and Eric Carr you are my biggest influence. My question is what is your favorite Carr stuff? And which song you wish to play with KISS but you never played? --- Karl Disowned, Europe
ANSWER (ERIC): Hi Karl, I also liked Eric Carr as a drummer and think Creatures is a great record partly because of his drumming for sure ! As for a song(S) I would like to play but never did ? The Oath, Strange Ways, Flaming Youth.
QUESTION: Hi Eric, My question is very simple…What are your favorite KISS albums and Why? --- James Braddock, Harts town, PA
ANSWER (ERIC): My favorite KISS record is either Dressed to Kill or Hotter Than Hell. I love a lot of the other records as well but, those two really made me a fan in the first place and I love the simplicity of the sound recordings as well. Very raw ~!
August 6th 2007
An exclusive interview with Eric Singer and Bruce Kulick has been posted on Diamant Noir's news weblog! Check it out here: http://diamnoir.free.fr/dotclear/index.php/?General-english!
August 4th 2007
Jeff Findley took some awesome shots at the KISS CISCO Show, which can be found here:
August 3rd 2007
Check out Eric´s solo from the Soboda Show
July 30th 2007
KISS fans of all ages attended Sunday's 2007 Nashville KISS Fan Expo. KISS drummer Eric Singer spent all day meeting fans, signing autographs and taking photos. Eric also held a lively Q&A session and joined Pearl Drums' reps on stage to raffle off an Eric Singer Signature snare drum! Director Louis Antonelli also held a Q&A that focused on working with Paul on his live concert film
There were makeup and tattoo contests as well as a KISS game quiz show for prizes. KISSONLINE provided prizes including tshirts, license plates and KISSOLOGY posters for yet another raffle. Throughout the day fans shopped for all things KISS and chatted with friends - old and new.
KISSONLINE had a great time catching up with KISS Fans and KOL supporters. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to inquire about Paul. As promised we passed on all of your comments and best wished to Paul, who was obviously touched by your kindness!
Another fun day hanging out with the greatest fans in the world!
Thanks to Barry Duvall for taking these photos for KOL from today's expo.
July 24th 2007
(From KISSarmywarehouse.com) Get A Life Inc and KISSaholics present the 2007 Nashville KISS Expo. Get ready for another great KISS Expo! The 2007 Nashville KISS Expo will be held Sunday, July 29th from 12:00PM to 8:00PM (11:00AM for VIP holders)
The Holiday Inn Select Opryland/Airport
2200 ELM HILL PIKE
Nashville , TN 37214
For hotel rooms - call 615-883-9770
Ask for the KISS Expo rates
July 20th 2007
Here are some photos from KISS' sound check earlier today here at Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
The band performed the following songs at sound check:
FREE's "All Right Now"
"All American Man"
"Detroit Rock City"
parts of "Two Timer" & "Room Service"
"God Gave Rock N Roll To You".
Stay tuned to KOL for more updates from tonight's KISS show.
Here are some photos of KISS rehearsing yesterday in Los Angeles. Rehearsals for the band's HIT N RUN Shows wrap up today, and the band flies to Michigan on Thursday. KISSONLINE will be at all of the shows and will post updates & photos from each event. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to Hab Haddad for taking these rehearsal photos for KISSONLINE.
KISS' HIT N RUN Shows are as follows:
Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on July 20. Tickets are available via the Internet by clicking here or by phone at 1-800-KEWADIN (539-2346).
Rock Fest 2007 in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 21. Tickets are available via the Internet by clicking here or by phone at 1-800-326-3378.
Soboba Casino Arena in San Jacinto, California on July 27. Tickets are available via the Internet byclicking here or by phone at 951-665-1311.
July 20th 2007
Eric Singer was recently interviewed live onstage at the 21st annual
NY/NJ Kiss Expo by rock & roll comic C.C. Banana.
The entire interview is available here
July 19th 2007
Check out Eric´s interview he did for www.drumsweb.com.ar.
There are also links to videos of the interview in english
July 14th 2007
Here´s a review of the Eric Singer & Friends Show
June 21st 2007
While in Athens ,Greece. Eric Singer took time out to do an Q & A with Felice Vaiani, interviewer / writer for KISS ARMY AUSTRALIA.
Check out the interview with Eric Singer that is posted on our site at www.kissarmyaustralia.com
Click on the link below to take you straight to the interview with Eric
June 14th 2007
On Monday 9 July, Eric Singer will be hosting an event at The Gershwin Room at the Espy in Melbourne, Australia. Eric will conduct a Q&A with the fans, sign autographs and be available for photos as well as jamming on a set of 70’s rock classics with some members of the Alice Cooper band including Alice’s daughter Calico.
The night will also feature Melbourne’s long-time famed KISS tribute act, DYNISSTY and merchandise for sale.
Tickets are on sale from The Gershwin Room at the Faster Louder website online at www.fasterlouder.com.au or at the door if available.
June 5th 2007
My good friend Spike Edney (he of QUEEN and Brian May Band fame...) has launched a new website for The SAS Band (Spike's All Stars)
SAS Band is a collection of great musicians who play at events and concerts thruout Europe and usually includes many legendary people at the shows. Check the site out and check the band out next time they are near you
May 29th 2007
My name is Chad Miller. I was born on May 5, 1990 in San Bernardino California. I am 17 years old. I have one older brother, (David) three sister's (Amy, Michele and Barbi), and one nephew ( Seth). I live with my father, (Brian) and my mother ( Sherrie), and two of my sisters. I am the youngest of the family.
I was first introduced to KISS at an early age around seven years old. Instantly they became my favorite band. For years I dressed up as Gene Simmons for Halloween and my friends would dress up as the rest of the band. It was a lot of fun and people said we LOOKED GOOD.
I wanted to play the guitar and did for a while, but the drums interested me also. I began putting a drum set together and practicing. I now have a band that I am the drummer in.
In January 2007 I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer). I had too immediately start Chemo, my life had come to a stop. I have spent a lot of time at the hospital from M.R.Is to I.V.s to unwanted hospital food. It has been very scary. I am right now still fighting for my life. I struggle everyday on what is going to happen to me and will I be a survivor of this monster, (I will). I have the fight in me, and family and good friends to help in my weak times.
I recently had a wish granted from Make a Wish Foundation. I had a shopping spree at my favorite place ( Guitar Center). I was able to add some cool stuff to my drum set. I was shocked when I found out that I was meeting Eric Singer, WOW that was really a shocker. He was very nice and wanted to make my day special, it was like having two wishes come true. He gave me autographed drum sticks, CDs, pictures of the band and a signed drum head. He made my day so special I will never forget it, THANK YOU ERIC. I also had a party at my house more than 60 people were there family and lots of friends. My band played for the first time in front of an audience.
When I found out I was going to be on the KISS website I just kept thinking that my wish was still going. My ultimate dream would be to meet the rest of KISS. So I will continue to dream.
May 24th 2007
Here is the most recent updated Alice Cooper Tour schedule
Alice Cooper Psycho Drama Tour 2007
June 10: Curitiba, Brazil Teatro Guaira
June 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil Credicard Hall
June 14: Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Gran Rex
Thursday, June 21 Athens, Greece Lycabettus Theatre
Saturday, June 23 Huttwil, Switzerland Rock Sound Festival
Monday, June 25 Florence, Italy Villa Solaria
Friday, June 29 Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
Sunday, July 1 Bucharest, Romania B'estival
Friday, July 6 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre
Satuday, July 7 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre
Sunday, July 8 Brisbane, Australia Convention Centre
Tuesday, July 10 Melbourne, Australia Palais
Wednesday, July 11 Adelaide, Australia Thebarton Theatre
Friday, July 13 Perth, Australia Burswood Theatre
Saturday, July 14 Perth, Australia Burswood Theatre
Weds, July 18 Wollongong, Australia WIN Ent Centre*
Fri, July 19 Canberra, Australia AIS Arena*
Sun, July 21 Launceston, Australia Silverdome*
*Eric will not be playing at these shows
May 10th 2007
Some cool pics from last years AC Show in Nashville can be found at the Pearl drummersforum
May 7th 2007
"I attended the Annual New York KISS Expo this past saturday. It was the 21st edition and was a great turnout of KISS fans from all over the country/world ! I met people from Montreal, South America, Greece, Belaruse and so on...
I spent over 7 hours signing and taking pictures with so many kool people. It really is very humbling to be so apreciated by the best fans in the world. For this I thank you...
The band LORDI from Finland stopped by on their way to a local show and said hi to all the fans. I will see them later next month when we share the stage at a festival in Europe on the Alice Cooper tour.
Again a special thanx to all of the great KISS fans who made it out this past weekend !! Also, honorable mention to Keith Leroux, Steve Stierwalt Jr. and Lisa Sevier for their help at the merch tables. You guys always come thru in a big way !
April 18th 2007
A review from the ESP Show in Londoncan be found here
April 5th 2007
Here´s a pic of Eric and Bruce at the Tag Heuer Factory
April 4th 2007
Bill has some cool pix from the ESP Show in London on his website.
April 2nd 2007
Claude Wacker has some great pix from the Swiss ESP Show on his website check em out
April 1st 2007
Chris Andersen from Denmark sent these links to some Videos from the ESP show in Copenhagen on March 16th.
March 1st 2007
A mp3 of the radio show i appeared on is online and can be found here.
February 28th 2007
Here is a cool clip of me playing “Strange Ways”
February 27th 2007
Here´s another review of the ESP live in Japan cd
February 26th 2007
Todd Jensen & me @ NAMM
Todd and I played together w/Alice in 98. He plays in David Lee Roth band
February 21st 2007
"Last night I was asked to be a judge for the Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp held in Los Angeles at the House of Blues.
This was my first time attending such an event. Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk) & Teddy Zig Zag (G-n-R, Alice Cooper) were camp counselers and have told me about how much fun these camps were and how much work they were as well...
This Year the special guests along with Bruce & Teddy were Paul Stanley (No introduction needed), Clem Burke(Blondie),Simon Kirk(Free, Bad Company),Spike Edney (Brian May Band QUEEN),Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Jane Weidlin (The Go Go's), Sandy Genero (Pat Travers, The Monkess) Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) and I am sure others I can't think of now.... :-)
Anyways, the 13 bands of campers each played 2 songs which one of them was a KISS song sang or accompanied by "The Voice" of KISS Paul Stanley.
All the campers had such a good time by the look on their faces. And special props to Paul for being a trooper and singing full tilt all night long ! I am sure the campers must have been beside themselves to share the stage with Paul and all the talented counselers. All in all it was a fun night and cool to see some familiar faces (Carmine Appice) and get to watch so many peoples dreams become a reality."
February 20th 2007
Here is a link & brief info about a radio show I will appear on next week
February 27th: "The Glenn Klausner Hour"
Guest: Eric Singer; Drummer for KISS & Alice Cooper
Showtime is 5 PM (PST) / 8 PM (EST
February 16th 2007
Hit Parader Magazine has a new special issue to commorate drummers & bass players.
Looks like I made it into the top 100 ! check out the link/story here...
February 15th 2007
PEARL had a really great display this year at the NAMM show
& I was represented with a huge Eric Singer banner.
Here is a pic which by the way does not represent how large it really is. 15ft x 15ft !
Thank You Gene for the pic...
February 13th 2007
This past weekend I made it back to my hometown of Cleveland for some family,friends,basketball & KISS !
I started the weekend off by watching the CAVS destroy the Miami HEAT !
Saturday I arrived at the Holiday Inn for the planned KISS Expo. There has not been an expo in Cleveland in a few years but, the fans turned out strong and flowed in & out thruout the day. Great turnout & I want to thank Keith Leroux & Steve Stierwalt Jr. for putting on another great event. These guys are top notch & really know how to deliver the best events for KISS fans period.
I also want to thank ALL the fans who made it out in freezing cold weather from near & far (there were fans from Canada,West Virginia, Michigan etc...) YOU really made me feel special & gave me energy to sign from 12-6pm.
You rocked my world needless to say !
I then went to dinner with family & friends and had a great evening visiting some old friends from my Euclid school days. Nice to see Colleen,Maryann & Carol !! You girls made me laugh with such kool memories.
We were crazy kids huh ?
On Sunday I went to another great CAVS game against my beloved LAKERS...
I sat right courtside under the basket and heard every word the players said during the game. Super kool experience & I gotta thank Tommy & Frank Amato for hooking me up with the seats. These guys are old band mates from my Cleveland days "Beau Coup"
I will post some pics from the Expo as I recieve them. Thanx again to everyone who made the weekend a success !!
February 9th 2007
Eric Singer first saw KISS open for the New York Dolls at the Allen Theatre in 1974. Seventeen years later, he was the drummer in the band. He's had several stints with KISS, including a tour last year, but is also the regular drummer for Alice Cooper. He has his own band, ESP, and has played with Lita Ford, Brian May, Black Sabbath, Badlands and others. He'll be in town this weekend to visit family, attend the Cavs-Lakers game Sunday and appear at a KISS Expo from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport, 4181 West 150th St.
Q: Tell us about your Cleveland roots.
A: I graduated from Euclid High School in 1976 and moved out to California in 1983 or 1984. Cleveland was such a good music scene and produced a lot of good players, but at some point you've got to go where things are happening. All the Cleveland musicians I know went to New York or L.A.; L.A. has warmer weather so I headed out there.
Q: KISS is notorious for calling it quits, then reuniting for yet another farewell tour. Any plans for this year?
A: Not that I'm aware of. We played some shows last year in Japan and a few on the West Coast. I have begun work on a new album for Alice Cooper and I think we'll tour in support of that later this year.
Q: To what do you attribute the longevity of KISS?
A: Whether we like it or not, KISS is a part of Americana. They're like Coca-Cola or Chevrolet.
Q: How do you feel about KISS tribute bands, like Mr. Speed, which will be playing at tomorrow's expo?
A: If anything is done well, then it's cool.
Q: What's Alice Cooper like in person?
A: Just the nicest guy in the world. He has an incredible amount of energy for a guy his age. He works so hard he puts me to shame. When he comes onstage, he'll whack me with his riding crop and ask me how I'm doing.
Q: Do you enjoy expos like the one you'll be attending tomorrow?
A: I do. A lot of times on tour you don't get the chance to meet many of the fans. You're always on the move. This is nice because you get a chance to answer questions and mingle with the people.
February 1st 2007
ESP LIVE AT THE MARQUEE
Combining their unique blend of talent and years of experience with some of rock's most well-known bands, the Eric Singer Project, better known as ESP, returns with this DVD release, giving fans around the world a chance to experience their incredible live show.
The very busy band members, comprised of Eric Singer (KISS/Alice Cooper), Bruce Kulick (Grand Funk Railroad/Union/KISS), John Corabi (Ratt/Union/Motley Crue), and Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper), found the time in early 2006 to travel to
Japan and Australia, playing for sold-out audiences and delighting fans with their energetic and exciting concerts.
The arrival of the new DVD is welcome news to ESP fans, who have been wanting more from the group since the release of their 1998 debut, Lost And Spaced.
ESP - Live At The Marquee DVD Track Listing
Do Your Own Thing
Love (I Don’t Need It Anymore)
Four Day Creep
Nothin’ To Lose
Jump The Shark
Born To Raise Hell
Power To The Music
We’re An American Band
I Love It Loud
Smokin’ In The Boys Room
January 31st 2007
Here are some cool clips i found on youtube, some are from
Gary Moore´s Wild Frontier tour in 1987
Out in the fields
This is a short clip of a drum clinic i did in Sydney, Australia in 1997
January 30th 2007
"Well another NAMM Convention has come & gone yet again...
It was great to see familiar faces and old friends again. It seemed like it was only a few months ago since the previous NAMM. What happens to time ? I guess it is like a drummer always speeding up...
Anyways, I saw alot of kool new drums & stuff over at PEARL & ZILDJIAN and stopped by Universal Percussion to say hey to the ATTACK drumhead guys too.
In case people wondered what happened dept: I was scheduled to jam at the Dimebag Darrell Tribute show on saturday at The Hilton with Lemmy & Keri Kelly but was unable to play drums for awhile due to minor surgery a few weeks ago. I am on the road to a speedy recovery and should be back hitting things very soon !
I wanna thank everyone who took the time to stop by the Pearl,Zildjian,Sure or Musicstar booths I appeared at. It was great to see fans from all over the world and you all treat me so nice & make me feel special. For this I thank you ! "
Tommy Clufetos, Joey Arias, myself and Joey´s Dad
January 29th 2007
Here´s one more picture taken at NAMM Show
January 27th 2007
Here are some more NAMM Pix:
Me at the Zildjian Booth
Signing at the Pearl Booth along with Morgan Rose(Sevendust), Vinnie Paul (Pantera/Damageplan) and myself
January 26th 2007
Here are a couple pics from Covina Guitar Center Grand Re-opening event which took place last night
I was asked to hang out on short notice
January 25th 2007
Here are pix from sat/NAMM
Bruce & I @ The MUSICSTAR booth
Bruce, Nikki Sixx & Me
January 17th 2007
"Please check out this link to Spike Edney's SAS /All Star Band.
There are some pics of me from gigs I did with them over the past few years too.
Spike is a uber talented musician and one of the truly good guys in this business !"
January 17th 2007
NAMM schedule 2007
Friday Jan. 19th
2:00 PM -SHURE Microphones & Products
3:00 PM -ZILDJIAN Cymbals & Sticks
Saturday Jan. 20th
12:30PM -MUSICSTAR Productions
3:00 PM -PEARL Drums
I will also be out & about checking out gear & friends from the music world !
Please feel free to stop by & say hey...
January 10th 2007
ESP EUROPEAN TOURDATES
15.03.2007 Bergen / Norway / Garage Club
16.03.2007 Copenhagen / Denmark / The Rock Club
17.03.2007 Helmond / Holland / Plato
18.03.2007 Bochum / Germany / Zeche Bochum
21.03.2007 Budapest / Hungaria / Wigwam Club
22.03.2007 Madrid / Spain / Heineken
23.03.2007 La-chaux-de-fonds / Switzerland / La croix-bleue
24.03.2007 Cerminate / Italy / Black Horse Club
25.03.2007 London / UK / The Underworld Camden
Please notice that at the Helmond and London gig, an Kiss Convention, will
be taken place, also.
January 6th 2007
KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Lays Down Tracks For New AVANTASIA Album - Jan. 5, 2007
EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has tapped KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer to play on the upcoming third installment of his solo project AVANTASIA.
"We've recorded the drums in Hamburg at Vox Klangstudio, where we recorded the drums of EDGUY's 'Hellfire Club' too," says Sammet. "Great room, great equipment!
"Eric is a killer drummer and a cool guy to work with. It is really exciting to hear his interpretation of European-style metal. It definitely adds something fresh and unique to the sound, mainly because he's got a different approach to that kind of music. And although he doesn't do it with ALICE COOPER, KISS and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' solo band: There IS fast double-bass shit on AVANTASIA, and Eric did a great job!!! You'll hear it, it's fantastic.
"Anyway, listening to the material so far I can really say that even though the new AVANTASIA will be a different conceptual story, the ambition remains the same: To create something epic and big! Or how Eric put it, 'Let's make some kewl music!' No doubt, the spirit of AVANTASIA is there — in every note."
Check out a picture of Singer and Sammet in the recording studio at this location.
AVANTASIA's last release was the two-part epic called "The Metal Opera" (issued in 2001 and 2002), which featured an impressive array of guest vocalists playing the various characters of the opera, including Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN), David DeFeis (VIRGIN STEELE), Sharon Den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Kai Hansen (GAMMA RAY), André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN), Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS), Rob Rock (WARRIOR), and others.
For more information on AVANTASIA, visit www.avantasia.net.
EDGUY filmed a live DVD on November 3 at the Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. The band has spent most of the past year touring in support of its latest album, "Rocket Ride", which entered the German national album chart at position No. 8 upon its release in late January 2006. The CD also came in at No. 8 in Sweden, No. 25 in Finland, No. 32 in Hungary, No. 48 in Japan, No. 50 in Switzerland, No. 50 in Austria, No. 79 in Norway and No. 81 in Italy.
January 4th 2007
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