Fred Coury

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Fred Coury
Fred Coury - Cinderella.jpg
Fred Coury at Festivalna Hall, Sofia, June 15, 2011.
Background information
Birth name Fred Coury
Born (1967-10-20) October 20, 1967 (age 47)
Origin Johnson City, New York, USA
Genres Glam metal
Heavy Metal
Hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Cinderella
Arcade
London
Website Fred Coury Official Site
Cinderella Official Site

Fred Coury (born October 20, 1967, in Johnson City, New York) is best known as the drummer for the glam metal band Cinderella. Coury lists Neil Peart, Peter Criss, Bobby Blotzer, Eric Carr, Tommy Lee and Tommy Aldridge as his drumming inspirations.[1]

The early years[edit]

At age 5, Coury started taking violin lessons. At age 6 he participated in his first public performance. Between the ages of 7 and 9 he studied at the Beirut Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. At age 10 he added the trumpet to his repertoire. Finally, at age 12 he started to play the drums. By the age of 13 he was playing local bars with Sunjammer.

The professional years[edit]

Coury has played in other bands including London. In 1991 Coury left Cinderella and joined Stephen Pearcy of Ratt to form Arcade. He also briefly substituted for Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler in December 1987 when health issues forced Adler off the road.[2] Coury re-joined Cinderella after Arcade folded. In the summer of 2006, Coury and Cinderella joined Poison on a joint 20th anniversary tour. Coury also filled in for Rikki Rockett during Poison slot on the Songs from the Sparkle Lounge Tour on July 15, 2009 due to the fact that Rikki had a newborn baby the day before. Coury spends his time in Los Angeles in his recording studio Double Forte Music composing and performing music for television. He also composes music, including the goal song, for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.

Other interests[edit]

In his spare time Coury enjoys storm chasing. He is also a part-time actor and has appeared in several films such as The Human Race or The Junkyard Willie Movie: Lost in Transit. Coury performs mixes for his dance/elecronica group called Effcee. Coury is an avid NASCAR fan and can often be seen in 'pit row' alongside the crews.

As revealed during his interview with Maul Stanley, Fred is a lifelong Star Wars fan who enjoyed the films both while growing up and as an adult. He remembers seeing the original film during its opening week at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, whereas he saw the last of the series via unofficial DVD while on a Cinderella tour bus during the summer of 2005.[3]

Fred is the primary composer for NBC's hit series Night Shift.

Discography[edit]

Coury's extensive discography includes the following recordings. See References for complete list.[2] [3]

  • 1985 Mystery of Illusion: Chastain - drums
  • 1985 Non-Stop Rock: London - drums
  • 1986 Night Songs: Cinderella - drums
  • 1988 Long Cold Winter: Cinderella - drums
  • 1990 Heartbreak Station: Cinderella - percussion, drums, background vocals
  • 1990 Leader of the Banned: Sam Kinison - drums
  • 1992 Caught in the Middle: Linear - drums
  • 1992 L.A. Blues Authority: L.A. Blues Authority - drums, vocals, performer
  • 1993 Arcade: Arcade - drums
  • 1994 A/2: Arcade - Drums, background vocals
  • 1994 Jack Daniel's Tour: 1988 Guns N' Roses - drums
  • 1995 Stairway of Gold: Songs of the Sephardim: Judy Frankel - tambourine, handclapping
  • 1997 Looking Back: Cinderella - producer, engineer, mixing
  • 1997 Love Is Suicide: Marshall Coleman - percussion, drums, background vocals
  • 1997 Once upon A...: Cinderella - Producer
  • 1999 Live at the Key Club: Cinderella - drums
  • 1999 Asylum Suite: Asylum Suite - background vocals, producer
  • 2000 Before and Laughter: Stephen Pearcy - Drums
  • 2000 Cheap Dream: A Tribute to Cheap Trick: Various artists - remixing
  • 2000 Remixed to Hell: AC/DC Tribute: Various artists - remixing
  • 2000 Todd Rundgren: Reconstructed: Todd Rundgren - remixing
  • 2000 Broken Promises EP: Allen Crane - drums, percussion
  • 2001 A/3: Live & Unreleased: Arcade - drums, percussion, background vocals
  • 2001 Dance Mixes: Tavares - remixing
  • 2001 Love Machine Remixed Hits: The Miracles - remixing, mixing
  • 2002 Rock Tribute to Guns N' Roses: Various Artists - liner notes, mixing
  • 2002 Somebody Loves You Back: The Mixes: Teddy Pendergrass - Remixing
  • 2002 Tribute to Linkin Park: Various Artists - Mixing
  • 2002 Tribute to Marilyn Manson Various Artists - Bass, Guitar, Programming, Vocals
  • 2003 Greatest Classics: With a Twist: Todd Rundgren - Remixing
  • 2004 Blackest Album, Vol. 4: An Industrial Tribute: Various Artists - Producer, Mixing
  • 2004 Destroy All DJs, Vol. 2: B.P. vs. Effcee - Engineer, Digital Editing
  • 2004 Destroy All DJs: B.P. vs. Effcee - Pro-Tools
  • 2004 Gothic Acoustic Tribute to Disturbed: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2004 Greatest Hits: Love TKO: Teddy Pendergrass - Remixing
  • 2004 In Concert: Cinderella - Drums, Vocals, Group Member
  • 2004 Live from the Gypsy Road: Cinderella - Drums, Vocals, Group Member
  • 2004 Making Tributes Is Easy: The Ultimate Tribute to Radi: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2004 More '80s Hair Metal: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2004 Perfect: Effcee - Programming, Producer, Mixing, Group Member
  • 2004 Rock vs. Rap: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2004 The Roots of Guns N' Roses: Hollywood Rose - Remixing
  • 2004 Spin the Bottle: an All-Star Tribute to Kiss: Various Artists - Drums
  • 2004 Trancemixed Anthems, Vol. 1: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2004 Tribute to Incubus [Tributized]: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2004 Tribute to White Stripes: Various Artists - Producer, Remixing
  • 2004 Unclean [Bonus DVD]: Pitbull Daycare - Programming, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • 2004 Voodoo Magick: The Godsmack Tribute: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2005 Best of Club Hits, Vol. 3: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Clubmixed, Vol. 2: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Destination Lounge: Bali [Bonus DVD]: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Greatest Hits Remixed: Marilyn Monroe - Remixing
  • 2005 In Concert [DVD]: Cinderella - Group Member
  • 2005 Maximum Workout, Vol. 2: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Revive the Soul: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits: Cinderella - Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • 2005 Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Video Hits: Cinderella - Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • 2005 Soul Sauce: Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 Ultimate Tribute to Radiohead: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2005 Ultimate Tribute to U2: Various Artists - Producer
  • 2005 "Best of Club Hits, Vol. 3" Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 "Clubmixed, Vol. 2" Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 "Destination Lounge: Bali" Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 "Electro Goth Tribute to Prince" Various Artists - Producer
  • 2005 "Everything in Between" The Numb Ones - Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Mixing
  • 2005 "Genius Remixed" [Hypnotic] Ray Charles - Remixing
  • 2005 "Greatest Hits Remixed" Marilyn Monroe - Remixing
  • 2005 "In Concert" [DVD] Cinderella - Drums, Group Member
  • 2005 "Revive the Sou"l Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 "Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits" Cinderella - Percussion, Drums, Vocals (bckgr), Group Member
  • 2005 "Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Video Hits" Cinderella - Percussion, Drums, Vocals (bckgr), Group Member
  • 2005 "Soul Sauce" Various Artists - Mastering
  • 2005 "Ultimate Tribute to U2" Various Artists - Producer
  • 2006 "'80s Metal Hits" Various Artists - Producer
  • 2006 "All Star Tribute to Bon Jovi" Various Artists - Producer
  • 2006 "Extended Versions" Cinderella - Drums, Vocals (bckgr)
  • 2006 "Gold" Cinderella - Percussion, Drums, Vocals (bckgr)
  • 2006 "Gothic Divas Presents Switchblade Symphony" Various Artists - Producer
  • 2006 "Gypsy Road: Live" Cinderella - Group Member
  • 2006 "World's Greatest Metal Tribute to Led Zeppelin" Various Artists- Drums, Mixing
  • 2007 "Heavy Metal Box" [Rhino] Various Artists - Drums
  • 2007 "Heavy Metal" [Box Set] Various Artists - Drums
  • 2007 "Too Fast for Love: A Millennium Tribute to Motley Crue" Various Artists - Engineer, Drum Programming, Mixing, Drum Producer
  • 2008 "Cinderella: Live in Concert" Cinderella- Drums, Vocals, Group Member
  • 2009 "Already There" Debbie Gibson - Drums, Producer, Mixing
  • 2008 "Under My Skin" Stephen Pearcy - Drums, Drum Engineering, Musician
  • 2009 "'80s Metal: A Double Dose" Various Artists- Drums, Producer
  • 2009 "80s Hair Metal Goes Classic" Various Artists- Drums, Mixing
  • 2009 "Authorized Bootleg: Live at the Tokyo Dome" - Tokyo, J Cinderella - Drums, Group Member
  • 2009 "Lou Gramm Band" Lou Gramm - Mixing
  • 2009 "Spectacular! (Music From the Nickelodeon Original Mov Original TV Soundtrack - Drums
  • 2009 "Hannah Montana: The Movie" - Drums
  • 2009 "High School Musical 3" - Drums
  • 2011 Sasha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" - Drums
  • 2012 Ubisoft's "Just Dance 4" - Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://gnrontour.com/setlistalm88.htm
  3. ^ "Maul Stanley Talks Star Wars with Fred Coury". MaulStanley.com. Retrieved 2008-09-23.