Gregg Bissonette

100 – Gregg Bissonette: A chameleon behind the kit

This interview was recorded on location at Drum Channel.  Special thanks to Don Lombardi, Adam Kuhns, Kevin Majorino and Jose for their hospitality during the time that I was there!

In this podcast I sat down with the one and only, Gregg Bissonette.  Gregg’s reputation proceeds him, stemming from his work with Ringo Starr, Santana, Spinal Tap,Toto, Matt Bissonette, Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth, James Taylor, Don Henley, Tania Maria, Gino Vinelli, Electric Light Orchestra, Andy Summers, The Pat Boone Heavy Metal Big Band, Linda Ronstadt, Gino Vanelli, The Kottonmouth Kings, and Duran Duran….and that’s just the beginning of the list! Gregg Bissonette is a  true chameleon by his a ability to play any style at a moments notice, which is why his phone is always ringing for recording sessions, movie scores, tours and more.

In this podcast you’ll hear Gregg Bissonette talk about:

  • How he got started playing drums
  • His work with Counting Crows
  • Stories from the road
  • Practice techniques
  • What it’s like playing with Ringo Starr
  • His most memorable musical experiences
  • His new record with his brother, Matt
  • Advice about making a career in music
  • The person who convinced him to move to LA
  • Much more

Resources and Links


Gregg Bissonette Plays:

  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • DW Drum Pedals
  • Remo Drum Heads
  • Vic Firth Drum Sticks
  • Samson Audio
  • Shure Mics
  • The Gregg Bissonette Signature Stick Bag by Kaces
  • XL Specialty road cases
  • Beato Drum Bags
  • LT Lug Locks
  • LP Percussion

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