Becoming a Believer - How Rock Music Saved My Life

I found something that not only distracted me from my anxious thoughts, but also soothed them and loosened their hold over the limited space in my brain.

Synch Licensing Basics

It’s selling out!” “It’s the savior of the music business!” “Some dickhead put my favorite song on a commercial!” “I’M CONFUSED!!!” Welcome to synch licensing!

Envisioning a World Where No One's Voice is Silenced

In the Middle East in particular, acts of violence and occupation limit the growth of society. Regardless of whether a powerful voice is silenced by censorship, prison, or even death, the end result is the same in that the more powerful take away the voices of the less powerful.

You don't need a publicist (for real)

I do not hold the magic key to your success kingdom.

Surviving Your First (and second... and each one after) Tour

An important part of career longevity for any musician is live performance. An album cycle can call for over a year working on the road and the fact that a single 4 week tour has ended many bands is enough to cause anxiety in even the most seasoned road vets the first day out.

The Career of Being Myself

I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom.

How To Be A Valuable Member Of A Rock Band When You Don't Write The Lyrics

In my 20 plus years as a drummer and collaborator, I have learned to contribute to the creative process by being kickass, a good bandmate, and by following these 8 simple rules.

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