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|Born||November 1967 (age 53)|
Rishon LeZion, Israel
|Associated acts|| Ha-Chaverim shel Natasha |
Nir Zidkyahu (Hebrew : ניר צדקיהו, [ˈniʁ t͡sidˈkija(h)u] , born November 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel), also known as Nir Z, is an Israeli studio-session drummer, and the brother of Blackfield's drummer Tomer Z. He played the drums for eight songs on Genesis' 1997 album, Calling All Stations , and subsequently joined the band for their 1998 tour.
In 2001, he drummed on John Mayer's breakthrough album, Room for Squares . Since then, he has played drums and percussion for various artists including Jason Mraz, Joss Stone and Alana Davis. In 2006, he recorded with Flaw on their Endangered Species record and with Chris Cornell on his second solo album, Carry On , released 2007. Zidkyahu played on several songs of the comeback album, Skyscraper , for former Journey singer Steve Augeri's original band Tall Stories, released January 23, 2009. In 2009, Zidkyahu went on tour drumming for Billy Squier.
Zidkyahu was hired by Toontrack to record the drums samples for their virtual drummer programs Superior Drummer 2.0,New York Studios Vol.2 SDX, and New York Studios Vol.3 SDX.
Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California. The band was founded by vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme, who has been the only constant member throughout multiple line-up changes. The current line-up consists of Homme alongside Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and Jon Theodore. The band also have a large pool of contributors and collaborators. Queens of the Stone Age are known for their blues, Krautrock and electronica-influenced style of riff-oriented and rhythmic hard rock music, coupled with Homme's distinct falsetto vocals and unorthodox guitar scales.
Salem is an Israeli extreme metal band, pioneers of the oriental metal movement and of the Israeli heavy metal scene in general. Much of their lyrics and music deals with political issues concerning the Jewish people and Israel, most notably the concept albums Kaddish (1994) and Collective Demise (2002).
Joshua Ryan Freese is an American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer. He is the son of tuba soloist Stan Freese and the older brother of musician Jason Freese.
Calling All Stations is the fifteenth and most recent studio album by English rock band Genesis, released on 1 September 1997 by Virgin Records. After longtime drummer and lead vocalist Phil Collins left the group in 1996, the remaining members—founding keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford—decided to continue and write new music for an album. After an auditioning process throughout 1996, they chose Scottish singer Ray Wilson as Genesis's new lead singer.
Nicholas D'Virgilio often referred to as NDV, is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist musician, best known as a member of the progressive rock band Spock's Beard. He was also one of two drummers chosen to replace Phil Collins in Genesis on the Calling All Stations album. He has also done session work with many artists including Tears for Fears and Mystery, and is an official member of Big Big Train.
John Tempesta is an American drummer known for his work in hard rock and heavy metal. He has been a member of the Cult since 2006. Previously, Tempesta played with several bands including Exodus, Testament and White Zombie. He worked with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie as a solo artist and served as drum technician for Charlie Benante, drummer for the heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in Anthrax's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'", with lyrics about the band's crew members.
Brian Viglione is an American drummer best known for his work with The Dresden Dolls and Violent Femmes. He was also a prominent member of New York City's cabaret punk orchestra, The World/Inferno Friendship Society.
Life of Agony is an American alternative metal band from Brooklyn, New York, that was formed in 1989 by singer Mina Caputo, bassist Alan Robert and guitarist Joey Z. To date, the band has released six studio albums.
Splender was an alternative rock band from New York City. The band consisted of lead vocalist Waymon Boone, bassist James Cruz, drummer Marc Slutsky and lead guitarist Jonathan Svec. The band spawned two albums, Halfway Down The Sky and To Whom It May Concern and songs including "Yeah, Whatever" and "I Think God Can Explain", which later became hits before they disbanded in 2004.
Useless ID is an Israeli punk rock band, formed in Haifa, Israel in 1994. Known as one of the most successful Middle Eastern punk bands worldwide.
Charles Leslie Drayton is an American multi-instrumentalist and producer, known primarily as a drummer. Artists he has recorded or performed with include The Cult, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Cash, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Seal, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Janet Jackson, Courtney Love, Michelle Branch, Andrés Calamaro, Hiram Bullock, and many others.
Chris Whitten is a British session drummer who provided drums for the hit singles "What I Am" by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, "World Shut Your Mouth" by Julian Cope and "The Whole of the Moon" by the Waterboys. Two critically acclaimed projects that Whitten was the drummer for were Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt album in 1989, and Dire Straits final world tour from 1991–1992 to accompany their last studio album, On Every Street. He also played drums on some tracks of the album Titanic (1982) by the Italian songwriter Francesco De Gregori. Whitten was also a member of the Catch, with Don Snow.
Dirk Verbeuren is a Belgian musician, best known as the former drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork. He recorded five full-length albums and a live DVD/Blu-ray with the band, and performed in Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia, and China as a headlining act between early 2004 and July 2016. As of 2016, Verbeuren left Soilwork to join heavy metal band Megadeth, as a full-time member.
Sixx:A.M. is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2007 by Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, and James Michael, and was a side project of Sixx, who was also at the time bass guitarist for Mötley Crüe. The group is best known for their songs "Life Is Beautiful" and "Lies of the Beautiful People". The name Sixx:A.M. is a combination of all of the members' last names.
EZdrummer is a sample-based drum software synthesizer developed by Toontrack. It is a simplified version of its predecessor, DFH Superior. EZdrummer is based upon approximately 7000 16-bit 44.1 kHz samples of real drum kits. EZdrummer contains a mixer that allows the user to adjust the independent volumes of each of the microphones on the drum kit. EZdrummer also comes with approximately 8000 MIDI drum loops that can be directly drag and dropped. These loops are tempo-synchronized and volume-adjustable.
Superior Drummer 2.0 is a sample based drum software synthesizer developed by Toontrack, similar to previous software such as Drumkit from Hell, but with a complete overhaul of the original Drumkit from Hell Superior engine. The software has been re-developed for optimised use with electronic drum kits with more effective use of sample layers and much improved loading times. The software comes with multiple built in fx such as a 5 band EQ, High-pass and Low-pass filter, compressor, gate and a transient design filter.
Billy Rymer is an American musician, most notable for being the drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan from 2009 until the band played its final shows in December 2017.
The Dead Daisies are an Australian-American rock band and musical collective supergroup formed in 2013 in Sydney, Australia by David Lowy. Musicians that have joined Lowy for the project have included Richard Fortus, Jon Stevens, Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones), Dizzy Reed, Marco Mendoza, Charley Drayton, John Tempesta, Frank Ferrer, Alex Carapetis, Clayton Doley, Jackie Barnes, John Corabi, Alan Mansfield, Brian Tichy, Doug Aldrich, Deen Castronovo and Glenn Hughes.
Aryeh Kunstler is an American Orthodox Jewish singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and composer.
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