Gregg Bissonette

born on 9/6/1959 in Detroit, MI, United States

Gregg Bissonette

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Gregg Bissonette (born June 9, 1959) is an American drummer. He has been a touring, session recording, and full-time drummer in many jazz and rock bands. He is also known for his instructional videos, drum clinics, and for having been a member of the David Lee Roth band. He is the brother of bass player Matt Bissonette.

Career Highlights

One of Bissonette's first recordings is Brandon Field's The Other Side of the Story in 1985.[1] It featured David Garfield on keyboards. A few years later Bissonette would start playing shows with Field, Garfield and Steve Lukather on guitar and with John Peña on bass as Los Lobotomys. These shows took place at the Baked Potato, a jazz club and restaurant in Los Angeles, California, playing rock, Latin, jazz and more.

In 1990 and 1993, Bissonette released drum videos Private Lesson[2] and Playing, Reading & Soloing with a Band,[3][4] respectively. Private Lesson covers a variety of topics including double bass drumming, rudiments (featuring a backsticking technique from the snare drum solo Tornado[5] by Mitch Markovich), playing with a metronome, brushes, and more.

In late 1995, Toto was beginning their Tambu tour when new drummer Simon Phillips developed back problems. Phillips asked Bissonette to fill in for him during the tour's first leg.

Bissonette played drums on Santana's multi-platinum album Supernatural.[6]

In 2007, Bissonette recorded on the album La La Land by Daniel Glen Timms.[7]

In 2012, Bissonette played drums on several tracks featured on Docker's Guild's album The Mystic Technocracy: Season 1: The Age Of Ignorance, the progressive rock space opera masterminded by the French-American musician, teacher, and ethno-musicologist Douglas R. Docker.[8]

Bissonette can be heard on a number of rock instrumental and progressive rock albums, including the following: The Extremist by Joe Satriani, Temporal by Shadrane, Deep Forest by Deep Forest, Bass Invader by Martin Motnik, Inner Galactic Fusion Experience by Richie Kotzen, Shadow King by Steve Fister, Revolution Road by Rocket Scientists, In The Eye Of Time by Vox Tempus, Bug Alley[9] and the soundtrack[10] to the movie The Endless Summer II by Gary Hoey, Instrumentality by Marco Cardona, Bondage by Gianni De Chellis, and a number of albums by Steve Vai.



TV soundtracks

  • Mad About You
  • King of the Hill
  • Just Shoot Me!
  • Friends
  • Jeopardy!
  • Wheel of Fortune

Movie soundtracks

Gregg Bissonette's movie soundtrack credits include the following:

  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Bourne Supremacy
  • Sex and the City
  • Superbad
  • Encino Man
  • Payback (1999)
  • The Endless Summer II[10]
  • Waiting for Guffman
  • For Your Consideration
  • Best in Show
  • Hope Floats
  • The Craft
  • A Mighty Wind
  • 2 Days in the Valley
  • The Bucket List
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Finding Nemo
  • American Pie
  • American Pie 2

See also

  • Jazz portal


  1. ^ "Brandon Fields - Other Side of the Story Audio CD". cduniverse. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregg Bissonette (1990). Private Lesson (VHS). New York: DCI Music Video. OCLC 22866873. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  3. ^ Olson, Rex; Bissonette, Gregg (1993). Playing, Reading & Soloing with a Band (VHS video). Miami, Florida: CPPMedia : DCI Music Video. OCLC 32400704. 
  4. ^ Bissonette, Gregg (1993). Bill Reeve, ed. Playing, Reading & Soloing with a Band (Musical score). Chris Brady. Miami, Florida: [S.l.] : Manhatten Music. OCLC 68957968. 
  5. ^ Markovich, Mitch (1966). Tornado. Rudimental Contest Series (musical score ed.). Glenview, Ill. : Creative Music, ©1966. OCLC 7895690. 10-305. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Supernatural - Credits". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  7. ^ a b "Daniel Glen Timms: Discography". Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  8. ^ "LION MUSIC - the progressive, neoclassical & hard rock label". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Gary Hoey: Discography". Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  10. ^ a b "The Endless Summer II: Credits". Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  11. ^ "Gregg Bissonette: credits". Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  12. ^ "Gregg Bissonette: Discography". Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Drummerworld: Greg Bissonette
  • Greg Bissonette on IMDb
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