Morgan Rose

239 – Morgan Rose on Sevendust’s past, present and future

Morgan Rose has been the drummer for Sevendust, a band he, bassist Vince Hornsby, and guitarist John Connolly formed in 1994 before adding lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery. Still going strong, Morgan and Sevendust have strung together a career spanning more than 20 years, millions of records sold and sold out tours around the world. Impressive to say the least, what I was even more impressed with is Morgan’s gratitude and humility towards his career. You know the type of person who, after talking to them for two minutes, you know they’re a good person? Morgan is one of those people.

Morgan Rose talks about:

  • Growing up in New Jersey
  • Getting into drumming
  • His love for baseball
  • “Going for it” in California
  • His first LA friend, John Frusciante
  • “Failing out of California” as he called it
  • Learning from your mistakes
  • How Sevendust got signed (crazy story)
  • Gratitude and humility
  • Much more

Resources / People / Links mentioned:

Morgan Rose Plays:

  • Evans
  • Zildjian
  • Pearl Drums
  • Vater Drumsticks
  • JH Audio in-ear monitors

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2 replies
  1. Josh
    Josh says:

    Solid interview and funny as fuck. There was quite a bit of info about SevenDust that I didn’t know as well as Morgan’s journey. Unlike that one dick you mentioned in the podcast, I’m going to say that it was good and informative.

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