John Miceli (born May 29, 1961 in Long Island, New York) is the current drummer for Meat Loaf's backing band, the Neverland Express.
Miceli began touring with Meat Loaf in 1991, and was a part of the Neverland Express when Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell took off, launching a major industry comeback for Meat Loaf. He has appeared on drums on all of Loaf's subsequent studio albums (Welcome to the Neighborhood [one track], Couldn't Have Said It Better [three tracks], Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose [two tracks], Hang Cool Teddy Bear and Hell in a Handbasket [the entirety of both]), which has led to appearances on greatest hits compilations such as The Very Best of Meat Loaf, and live albums including but not limited to Live Around the World, VH1 Storytellers, Night of the Proms and Bat Out of Hell Live with the MSO.
Other Touring/Recording Credits
In addition to his work with Meat Loaf, John has recorded with Adam Lambert (For Your Entertainment, "Time for Miracles"), Foxy Shazam ("Count Me Out"), Nine Days, Marchello/The Good Rats (with whom he toured under the former name), and Kerry Ellis (Anthems). Most recently, Miceli did drum work on the My Chemical Romance release Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
He has also toured with Blue Öyster Cult and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1997 U.S. tour). He also appeared in the live band for the Las Vegas run of the Queen musical We Will Rock You.
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