It's Just Punk Rock? Scraping down into the 'Punk Pocket'

"Dude, who cares. It's just Punk Rock." Over the years, I've heard this from punk fans and punk musicians. Although, I don't argue with them on how they see it, my approach and vision isn't that. 

In music, the concept…

Any Drummers Out There?

Before it's too late for you, I'm gonna be a Dad and say it now. Stretch before your gigs! Although this doesn't pertain to just drummers, I'm a drummer, so the long and short of my experience with trying to…

The Dreaded Dickiesaurus

I don't know about you, but being implanted as the spinal chord of The Dickies on a new single I Dig Go Go Girls (the first studio press in about 18 years) seems like an important thing to…

Official Yamaha Endorsement

It's a real treat and great honor to have recently joined forces with Yamaha Drums. I've already been using Yamaha for some years, and to join the family of amazing players on their roster is way past a compliment. David

Musicians Institute Success Story Feature

It really is an honor to be a part of MI's success story features. My goal has never been to become a rockstar. It's always been to become a successful musician, and to inspire kids that look up to my…

The Dickies "Enter the Dragon"(China)

For the first time ever (at least that's what Stan tells me), The Dickies will be entering China for a short but "sweet and sour" tour this March. I, personally have not been to China so I'm pretty…

My Departure from School of Rock

An Official Goodbye to School of Rock Students 

As of early August, the School of Rock Franchise and I have officially parted ways. Ever since I, myself graduated from a world accredited music school, one of my favorite things…

CJ Ramone Television Appearance

To be completely honest with you, I can recall my very first Ramones listening experience, but at the time, I didn't even know it was The Ramones. I remember when I was a kid, hearing "Scattergun" on the…

The Dickies Full Album Performances Sold Out In NYC

Manhattan! This Friday and Saturday we are planting ourselves into New York soil, and sprouting forth the first two albums in two back to back nights at the Bowery Electric. Hence, forever imprinting LA Rock history into your East Coast…