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A big hero while I was in school, I love his music. I played trumpet in school as well as the drums.
Rod is a phenomenal drummer, a drummer’s drummer. I’ve admired him since I was young, he can play any style with ease. It‘s been a pleasure getting to know him playing shows together.
Two of the best. Nicko, killer drummer with Iron Maiden and friend of Y&T's, was very supportive of me when I first joined the band. And of course, the incredible Vinnie, one of the greats of our time.
The always inspiring Simon Phillips. One of the most amazing, influential drummers of our time. He's played on so many of my favorite recordings and tours.
This man sets the standard for groove and feel in the studio, John JR Robinson, The Most Recorded Drummer In History! He's quite the hang too, and he shares my love for the Grey Goose.
My former band mates and good friends Kevin Russell, Brad Russell & I, sitting in with Gary Hoey. What a blast! (photo by Jonelle Russell)
My buddies & Y&T crewmen, Tom Size, Nick Tarkowski, myself and Mark White, right before we got taken out by that wave while our backs were turned.
The man with the big heart and the big groove. he gets all the big gigs, Abe Laboriel Jr. (photo by Alex Kluft)
One of the best musicians of our time, he's on so many of my favorite hits, his guitar playing and singing inspire me to always play with passion, Steve Lukather (Toto, session great)
What an honor to meet the Legend himself. one of the pioneers of fusion drumming, Billy Cobham. This man changed the way drums were played in music and influenced all of us who've followed.
One of my absolute favorite bass players to play with, we've done a lot of gigs together over the years.
Hanging at a festival in Kansas City with my buddy and great guitarist Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatrazz) and the Nelson brothers Matthew & Gunner
with legendary drummer, and fellow Yamaha Artist, from one of my favorite bands, Phil Ehart (Kansas)
I first met Todd in '99 when SoulMotor played with Styx, Hearing the influence of Steve Smith in his playing immediately caught my attention. What a great career he's having, he's become one of today's monster players, and he's a fun hang.
Hangin' backstage with one of my favorite drummers and one of the most bad ass players on the planet, Dennis Chambers
With legendary drummer Jonathan Moffett (The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, he gets all the gigs). Jonathan, a great person, helped me quite a bit early in my career.
With Stef Burns, formerly of Y&T, now one of the biggest rockstars on the planet with Vasco Rossi and Huey Lewis. I was very fortunate to have played gigs and sessions with Steph when I was younger, I learned a lot from him.
Being lectured by Vinnie Colaiuta, one of the best musicians on the planet and one of my all time favorite drummers, he never ceases to amaze me.
with friend, band leader and one of my all time favorite sax players Marc Russo (R Doobie Brothers) and from my favorite band Journey, Jonathan Cain, this guy can write the songs.