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  • Gregg Bissonette

    Ringo Starr's Drummer on Tour

    Gregg Bissonette is one of the most versatile drummers in the business. Since 2008, Gregg has had the “honor and thrill” of performing in the All Starr Band with his drumming hero Ringo Starr at concerts around the world.

    A first time Chicago Fest guest, Gregg will be jamming with Liverpool, doing a Drum Clinic on the main stage, and talking about his experiences being on tour with Ringo.

    Gregg has played with David Lee Roth, James Taylor, Santana (on his Grammy-winning album Supernatural), Don Henley, Joe Satriani, Andrea Bocelli, ELO, Maynard Ferguson, Spinal Tap, and countless others. Gregg has recorded for numerous films (including The Bucket ListFinding NemoBest in ShowThe Bourne SupremacyThe Devil Wears PradaThe 40-Year-Old Virgin), TV shows (all ten seasons of the NBC series Friends), and the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert and video.

    Gregg recently recorded video lessons for Kennan Wylie’s Drumset Method books (Hal Leonard) and has three solo albums: Gregg Bissonette, Submarine, and Warning Will Robinson. He also has an award-winning 2-disc DVD, Musical Drumming in Different Styles (Hudson Music).

    Gregg joined us at our recent NY METRO FEST and he was an absolutely a fabulous guest. Besides great stories, he showed us why he has been Ringo’s drummer longer than any other.