The March 2009 issue of Modern Drummer features a cover story tribute to the late Earl Palmer, as well as a rockin’ feature on Ronnie Vanucci of The Killers and my update on metal master Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Ozzy). Read the entire issue online at This Link!
In a career spanning over twenty years, drummer Jimmy DeGrasso has toured and recorded with some of the biggest acts in classic hard rock and metal, including Ozzy, Megadeth, David Lee Roth and Alice Cooper. So when his former Megadeth rhythm section partner, David Ellefson needed a drummer to record the sophomore album by his band F5, DeGrasso was his only choice. While Jimmy lays down some brutal double bass on The Reckoning he resists being labeled a “metal drummer” and reveals that the direction of his career was somewhat of a lucky accident. “When I moved to LA twenty-five years ago I wanted to be a fusion jazz drummer,” Jimmy admits.