Frank Zummo Joins
Motley Crue (For A Few Shows)
Longtime Motley Crue friend and fan,
Frank Zummo of Interscope Records and S.D.C. (Street Drum Corps) will be
playing with the legendary rockers on their 8/21 Virginia Beach, VA,
8/22 Bristow, VA, 8/23 Raleigh, NC , 8/27 West Palm Beach, FL and 8/28
Tampa, FL shows.
Zummo is filling in for Tommy Lee who is
nursing a hand injury. Says Zummo, The first concert I ever saw was
Motley Crue when I was a kid, and I've been a big fan ever since. It is
a huge honor for to drum with one of the greatest rock bands, and
filling in for Tommy will be one of the most amazing experiences of my
When not drumming with Motley Crue, Zummo
is in the studio with bandmates Bobby Alt and Adam Alt working on
S.D.C.s debut double album due out early 2010.
Check out behind the scenes in the studio
Photos by Fai McNasty
Frank Zummo has already an impressive career
as a drummer, being only 27. Zummo is a working musician so drumming
isn't limited to just being in a band. Currently his two main focuses
are Los Angeles-based, Street Drum Corps, and drumming in theStart whose
current album is out through The Offspring's label, Nitro.
In April 2004, the Street Drum Corps was
started by Frank Zummo, Bobby Alt (from the band S.T.U.N., Faculty X)
and his brother, Adam Alt (from the band Circus Minor). Street Drum
Corps is an extension of this eco-friendly collective who uses
instruments not made of wood but of recycled aluminum and plastic
The members (including Zummo) are environmentalists and
vegetarians. Street Drum Corps is sponsored by Draven, Hurley, Monster
Energy, Protection Racket, Modern Drummer Magazine, Wahoo's Fish Taco,
Ahead Drumsticks, and PETA.
Street Drum Corps holds a summer and fall
residency at Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park in Los Angeles. SDC has
also performed at Universal Studios Hollywood.
SDC performed at all California and
Arizona Warped Tour 2005 Shows. SDC also performed at House Of Blues for
the Warped Tour Kick Off Party in Los Angeles, CA. Street Drum Corps
recorded a cover of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" with
Bert McCracken of The Used on vocals. The song will be out for the 2005
holidays. Street Drum Corps toured with The Used for their Fall 2005
tour. Catch SDC on the Taste Of Chaos Tour in 2006. Their Debut CD/DVD
will be out early 2006 on Warcon Records.
The following companies endorse Frank Zummo: GMS Drum Company, Ahead
Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Protection Racket Cases, Epad Co!
Drum Pads, Drum Tech Electronics. Zummo is featured in a Bass Drum O's
ad, which can be viewed online at
http://www.aheaddrumsticks.com/bass_drum.htm As well as ad's for
Ahead Drumsticks, Meinl Cymbals and Protection Racket Cases.
Frank Zummo's other passion is performing
in bands and he currently drums for theStart whose record, Initiation,
came out in August 2004 on Nitro. Tour dates can be found on the band's
Zummo had to to bow out of a few of the
2004 tour dates because of Street Drum Corps commitments and Adrian
Young from No Doubt filed in for him, Not a bad substitute! theStart
features former Snot drummer, Jamie Miller on Guitar. (Snot released Get
Some album through Geffen in 1997.)
Frank Zummo has been written up in Modern
Drummer and DRUM! Magazines.
Around the age of 3, Frank Zummo
discovered his father's drumset and by the age of 7 he won the Long
Island Drum Center's "Battle of the Beats." From then on, Zummo has
always juggled a myriad of drumming projects.
Frank played on and off from 1996-2004
with the top rated, top 40 Omni Pop Talent Agency NY cover band "The
Zoo" who won MTV's ultimate cover band prizewinners. Zummo toured all
over the east coast in The Zoo who was sponsored by Coors Light. The Zoo
was featured in 2 commercials that aired on MTV, VH1 and E in the
tristate (NY/NJ/CT) area.
In 2000, Zummo started his first drum
show company called "Re-Percussion" and performed at Hershey Park in PA
and Lake Compounce in CT. He also performed in the "MS Westerdam
Orchestra" aboard Holland America Cruise Line, sailing from Vancouver BC
In 2001, the NY power metal group, Virgin
Steele, asked Zummo to tour Europe. Impressed, Virgin Steele asked him
to drum on their CD The Book Of Burning, which was released worldwide in
2002 through Modern Music/Sanctuary Records.
Originally from the NYC metropolitan
area, Frank Zummo moved to Los Angeles in February 2004, which is when
he started Street Drum Corps and in the fall of 2004, he was asked to