Ray has been the drummer in KORN since October ´07. In Rays words; " We did a massive overseas world tour this year... check out KORN.com for live and behind the scenes video clips from it.
Before KORN, I was the drummer in ARMY OF ANYONE, which features multi-platinum artists Robert and Dean DeLeo from STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and Richard Patrick from FILTER. Our debut CD, which we co-produced with Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Jane´s Addiction, Kiss, Alice Cooper), is out now" I was in the DAVID LEE ROTH Band for 8 years from ´97-´05, which was an amazing experience. We toured the globe 5 times and made 2 cool CDs. Diamond Dave is, by far, one of the greatest frontmen that ever lived! I´ve also had the honor to record, perform and tour with some other great bands and artists in my career, here´s some of my favs: Billy Sheehan (DLR, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), The Nixons, Jake E. Lee (Ozzy, Badlands... my first tour in ´94 "Wicked Alliance"), Hideous Sun Demons, Doug Pinnick (King´s X), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie), James LoMenzo (Black Label Society, Megadeth), Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Slash (G ´n R, Velvet Revolver), Seal, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, BLS), Toshi Hiketa (DLR, Hideous Sun Demons), Todd Jensen (Alice Cooper, DLR), The Boston Pops Orchestra, Tracy G (Dio, WWIII), Driven, Zac Maloy, Edgar Winter, Goaded, Freak Power Ticket, Coma, Wicked Alliance, Matt Kramer (Coma, Saigon Kick), Medicine Wheel, The Howling Iguanas, Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind), Toby Knapp (Onward), Arcade (w/ Stephen Pearcy, I toured with them in ´95), Ricky Wolking (Edgewater, Nixons), Brian Young (DLR), Michael Lee Firkins, Doug Aldrich, George Lynch, Mandy Lion (WW III, Wicked Alliance), Greg Chaisson (Badlands, Sircle of Silence), Scott Bush (Dolt, Nixons), Keisuke Nishimoto (HSD Japan, Kelly Simonz), Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie, Soul Sirkus), Sean Dailey, Darren Housholder, 9.0, various Perfect World Entertainment bands such as Metal Shop, Boogie Knights, Anthem, Spazmatics and Atomic Doggs. I do a lot of recording sessions, including stuff for tv and movies and have played over 1700 shows, played on over 40 CDs, bla bla bla... But enough about me, here´s some more stuff about me...
I have an instructional DVD out in stores now (Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Pro Drum Shops, etc.) for all you drummers and drummers to be. It has a bunch of lessons including double bass, warm-ups, drum fills and motion exercises in one DVD with a companion booklet. It also features Billy Sheehan and Toshi Hiketa in the performance section. Sabian, ddrum, DW, Remo and Pro-Mark are my sponsors for the drum clinics that I do (including NAMM shows, PASIC conventions and "in stores"), which are posted on my site.
I graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollyweird, CA in ´89 and was a teacher there at P.I.T. from ´92-´01. Check out mi.edu. I grew up on a farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA in a small town called West Newton and I´ve been playing drums since I was 5. I also play a bit of guitar and bass just to write, have fun and record in my home studio, which is where I spend most of my time, around touring... I travel A LOT and love it! I also go out to eat every single day (except when I´m at my parents house)... I love fine dining.
So as you can see, I completely breathe, eat, sleep and live music... oh, and my last name´s pronounced "Lose-Ear" ;)´
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