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|Birth name||Edwin James Graham|
|Also known as||Badger|
|Born||20 February 1977|
|Genres||Hard rock, glam metal, glam rock|
|Years active||2000–2008, 2011–2014|
|Labels||Atlantic, Must Destroy|
|Associated acts||Stone Gods, The Darkness, Superfuzz Bigmuff, Q*Sling, KFB (Karaoke for Beginners)|
|Drum Workshop Maple Series
Edwin James "Ed" Graham (born 20 February 1977) is an English musician who is best known as the original drummer of rock band The Darkness, as well as the subsequent successor band Stone Gods, before officially leaving in 2008 due to a physical inability to perform.
On 9 June 2008 it was announced on The Stone Gods Blog that due to a serious injury, Graham would be unable to join the band on tour, and a temporary replacement was being sought after.
On 29 July 2008 it was announced that Graham was permanently leaving the band due to health issues.
In 2011 he reunited with The Darkness, after healing completely from his condition.
On 7 October 2014, it was announced that the band were no longer working with drummer Ed Graham, stating that "for various reasons, we have all decided to move on. We love Ed and we wish him happiness."
Graham plays a Drum Workshop Maple Series with 12" and 14" toms and 16" and 18" floor toms with Remo Clear Pinstripe heads and a 24" bass drum with a Remo Clear Triple Power Stroke head. His snare is a 14" Ludwig Black Beauty with a Remo Coated Ambassador CS head.
The cymbals that Graham uses are Zildjian 14" A Mastersound Hi-hats, 17", 18" and 19" A Custom Crashes, a 19" K Medium Thin Dark Crash and a 20" A Ping Ride. He uses Vic Firth American Classic 5B wood tip drum sticks and his hardware is from DW's 5000 series.
- Ed's profile at thedarknessrock.com
- Ed's equipment at thedarknessrock.com
- Interview with Ed at drums.com
- Interview with Ed at undercover.com.au
- FlamingWhopper.com, UK-based fan site for The Darkness, Stone Gods, Hot Leg & British Whale (Est. 2005)
- Article on Hot Leg and Ed's career ending health problems