Larry Cox (drummer)

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Larry Cox
Larry Cox Official Website Photo.jpg
Background information
Born (1961-01-10) January 10, 1961 (age 53)
Buffalo, New York
Genres rock, hard rock, power metal, heavy metal
Occupations Drummer, producer, songwriter, writer, product creator
Instruments Drums
Years active 1984–present
Labels Snug Harbor Productions
Associated acts Deaf Symphony, Beau Hill, Joshua, Takara As Thunder, Jeff Scott Soto, Robin Kyle Basuari
Website www.larrycoxdrums.com
Notable instruments
Pearl Drums, Wuhan Cymbals, Vater Percussion (sticks), Axis Percussion (drum pedals), D'Addario (Evans Drum Heads), Roland V-Drums

Larry Cox (January 10, 1961) is an American rock, hard rock and heavy metal drummer – currently with the rock band Deaf Symphony.

History[edit]

His first professional work was in 1985 with the rock band Looker, which recorded one independent EP and toured the USA for one year before disbanding.[1]

In 1986 Cox moved to Los Angeles, where he joined the band Tigershark, which was led by guitarist Howard Askeland. (Cox would once again team up with Askeland almost 20 years later when Askland would join Cox's new band Deaf Symphony). Tigershark recorded and played the local Los Angeles scene until Cox left the band to pursue other projects. One of these projects was with the band Northrup, featuring singer Johnny Edwards (Montrose, King Kobra, Foreigner) up in the Sacramento area.[2]

In 1988 Cox joined up with guitarist Neal Grusky and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, Soul Sirkus, Trans Siberian Orchestra) in the band Thunder, the precursor to Takara.[3]

From that project Cox moved on to join RCA recording band Joshua (also re-formed under the name Jaguar for a time) in 1989,[4] featuring guitarist Joshua Perahia and vocalist Robin Kyle Basauri (Die Happy. Cox remained with Jaguar until 1991.

However, after the birth of his son, Cox took a 14-year hiatus from the music business to concentrate on raising his son, and then in 2006 teamed up with guitarist Matt Cerbin to form his current recording and performing band Deaf Symphony. In 2008 his song Chains of Love was used by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), and the band subsequently became one of the coalitions Celebrity Voices Against Violence along with entertainers such as Big & Rich, Michael Bolton, Harrison Ford.[5]

Cox is also the creator of Do-It-Yourself Drums,[6] the DIY Road Cases product line,[7] and is a published writer and repeating contributor for the commentary section of the Muzik Reviews web site.[8]

Discography[edit]

Deaf Symphony[edit]

  • Black Garden (album) (2005)
  • Chains of Love (album) (2007)
  • Fear the Night (album) (2010)

Jaguar (Joshua)[edit]

  • Reaction To Love (single) (1989)
  • Show Me The Way (single) (1989)
  • Let Your Love Shine Down (single) (1991)
  • One Night Is Not Enough (single) (1990)

Northrup[edit]

  • Body Heat (single) (1987)
  • Rough Life (single) (1987)

Thunder[edit]

  • Spotlight (single) (1988)
  • Two Hearts (single) (1988)
  • Passions of the Heart (single) (1988)
  • Colors Fade (single) (1988)

Tigershark[edit]

  • Danger (single) (1986)
  • On My Way Back To You (single) (1986)
  • Lovers on the Run (single) (1986)
  • Winners (single) (1986)

Videography[edit]

Deaf Symphony[edit]

  • Artificial Intelligence (2011)

DIY Road Cases[edit]

  • FlexiCase Design Tool Tutorial Series (2011)

DVDs[edit]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Larry Cox". LarryCoxDrums.com – Dino Marcelli Interview. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Larry's Favorite Recordings From 1985–2005". LarryCoxDrums.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Takara". TakaraRocks.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joshua Perahia Discography". JoshuaPerahia.com.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Voices Against Violence". NCADV.org. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Drummer Larry Cox Debuts Do-It-Yourself Drums Product Line". IndependentMusicJournal.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "DIY Road Cases – You Build Your Own We Show You How". DIYRoadCases.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Commentaries". MuzikReviews.com. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 

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