Frank Ferrer

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Frank Ferrer
Background information
Birth name Frank Ferrer
Born (1966-03-25) March 25, 1966 (age 48)
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer
Instruments Drums, tambourine, percussions
Years active 1989–present
Labels Geffen
Associated acts Guns N' Roses, The Beautiful (band)

Frank Ferrer (born March 25, 1966) is an American rock drummer and session musician. In October 2006, Ferrer became an official member of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses after serving as the band's emergency substitute drummer for Bryan Mantia on several occasions during the band's summer 2006 European tour. Ferrer is also a member of The Psychedelic Furs as well as a former member of Love Spit Love. He has recorded and worked with several high profile musicians including The Beautiful (band), Robi "Draco" Rosa, and Sarah Clifford.

History[edit]

Frank was born March 25, 1966 from Cuban parents and raised in New York. His father was a Latin percussionist. He has stated at an interview at the School of Rock,Chatham, NJ that at age 11 he saw a Kiss concert and it was there he first started to love Rock music.

In 1992 he joined Love Spit Love, which featured guitarist Richard Fortus. Since then he has gone on to play with other bands such as the second incarnation of the Psychedelic Furs and Honky Toast (both of those bands also featured Fortus), The Beautiful (band), The The, Pisser, The Compulsions, Robi "Draco" Rosa, Sarah Clifford, Gordan Gano and was a founding member of NYC heavy-groove legends Ratchethead. He has also toured with Doro Pesch and Tommy Stinson.

In July 2006, Frank Ferrer joined Guns N' Roses during their European Tour to replace Bryan "Brain" Mantia, who had returned to the United States for personal reasons. Ferrer has since become full-time drummer for G'N'R, and recorded a portion of the drum parts for the album Chinese Democracy.

Ferrer has also worked with other artists including Rebecca Blasband, Jive Jones, Sarah Clifford and GanoRyan.

Ferrer's daughter Olivia was a member of the band Supercute!, an indie pop band.

Tours[edit]

Live sessions[edit]

  • Tool - February 1, 2012 - Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ. Lateralus drum duel performance.
  • Tool - August 1, 2009 - All Points West Festival, Liberty Park, NJ. Lateralus drum duel performance.
  • Tool – August 15, 2002 – Continental Arena, NJ. Second drummer on the song called "Triad".
  • Wyclef JeanReggae Sunsplash 1999
  • Tommy Stinson (Guns N' Roses/Replacements) – Series of shows in 2004 featuring Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses)
  • Frank Black/Gordon Gano – October 11, 2003 Troubadour, LA
  • Thunderchucker Records – inception October 2004 New York, NY
  • Perry Farrell - live show at HIRO, NYC fashion week 2005
  • Nena Vienna, Austria 2008

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