Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since my last update! Hope you are all doing good! Thanks for stopping by! Here are some of the things that have been happening since then.
I was in the studio with KYOSUKE HIMURO recording his new single "North of Eden" with producer Rob Cavallo. It is featured in the latest film by acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike entitled "Ware No Tate". Below is a clip of the single and a preview of the film:
Here is the trailer:
I had the pleasure of spending New Year's Eve in Japan playing with Himuro 2 sold out nights, Dec 30 and 31st, at Budokan!
Live audio recordings of the New Year's the shows are available here:
I have been playing drums for Smash Mouth. We recently got back from a fantastic two week tour of Australia, and have been performing regularly all over the US. This summer we will be touring as part of the Endless Summer tour with Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Below is a clip from our recent performance on VH1. Come check it out the show if you are around!
The Vanity Machine remix of Adam Lambert's song "Trespassing" that I played on was released, here it is:
In addition, I have done some shows with Five for Fighting and have been in the studio with producer Tom Rothrock, Toots (of Toots and the Maytall's), Samantha Ronson, Katy Rose, producer Jimmy Messer, and Scarlette Fever (UK) with producer Tommy Farargher.
Take care everyone!
Best and thanks!
NEW HIMURO! Belinda Carlisle, Five for Fighting and Samantha Ronson - October 8, 2012
Hi everyone! Here's an update for you all! Hope you are all doing good!
I'm excitied to say I have been recording drums on some new HIMURO KYOSUKE recordings. Here is a clip of the new single "WARRIORS".
Here is a clip of a song entitled "Play Within A Play" from the "GOSPELS of JUDAS" project featuring HIMURO on vocals. This is the b-side to the new single.
Here is another new HIMURO song, "ENEMY'S INSIDE" featured in a Japanese Good Year Tire commercial.
Another song we recorded, "Bloody Moon", from the "GOSPELS OF JUDAS" project featuring HIMURO, is featured in the new video game "Yakuza 5". Here is a clip with the song in the background.
Belinda Carlisle: Last month I had the pleasure of doing some west coast shows with Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's. What a fantastic band and crew, a joy to work with. Here is a clip from the San Diego show of us playing "Our Lips are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat".
In the past few months I have done some concerts with Five For Fighting including a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan accompanied be a full orchestra. It was great evening of music. A big thank you to all the talented musicians, arrangers and our fantastic conductor Arnie for all of their hard work. Below is a photo from the show.
And..... We completed a residency with Samantha Ronson and the Undertakers at the Malibu Inn. Thank you to all who came to the shows! We hope to see you again soon! Below you can stream or download the album "Chasing the Reds" produced by my friend Jimmy Messer. I co-wrote track 7 "Promise" and track 9 "Half Awake (Meltdown)".
That's all for now! Take care everybody! Thanks and talk to you soon!
Leno w/ Meiko and..Vic Firth interview! - July 1, 2012
Hi Everyone! Here is a video clip from the performance with Meiko on the Tonight Show a few weeks ago!
Joe Testa form Vic Firth interviewed me earliar in the year at the NAMM show.
Check it out! (My inteview is around the 6:40 mark)