Riley Breckenridge

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Riley Breckenridge
Born (1975-01-05) January 5, 1975 (age 39)
Origin Orange County, California
Genres Post-hardcore, Alternative rock, Experimental rock
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1998 - present
Associated acts Thrice, Puig Destroyer
Website hermitology.com

James Riley Breckenridge (born January 5, 1975) is the drummer for Post-hardcore band Thrice. He plays C & C Custom Drums, and uses Vic Firth drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, with Drum Workshop hardware and pedals.

Biography[edit]

The older brother of Thrice bassist Eddie Breckenridge, Riley joined Thrice during the early days of the band on the recommendation of Eddie. He is also the co-host of one of highest rated baseball podcasts on iTunes, The PRODcast.

Personal life[edit]

It kind of dawned on me that being 5-foot-9 and having a surgically repaired knee and not being out-of-this-world talented, the cards were stacked against me...I was better off getting a degree and focusing my time on music.

Breckenridge, in 2008, on his experience as a baseball player.[1]

Breckenridge, along with Morningwood lead singer Chantal Claret, wrote a monthly advice column called "Battle of the Sexes" in Alternative Press magazine for nearly 3 years; which was discontinued in the Winter of 2007.[2]

Breckenridge originally had aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player. He played two years as a walk-on at Pepperdine before his athletic career was unexpectedly cut short due to injuries he sustained playing football.[3]

Equipment[edit]

2011 Major/Minor Fall Headline Tour[4][edit]

C&C Drums
Maple with Tobacco Stain

  • 16x24" bass drum
  • 9x14" rack tom
  • 14x18" floor tom
  • 6.5x14" Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum with Trick throw-off

Zildjian Cymbals

  • 15" A New Beat Hi-Hats
  • 21" K Crash Ride or 21" A. Sweet Ride (Left crash)
  • 24" A Medium Ride
  • 24" K Light Ride (Right crash)

Hardware & Pedals

  • DW 9000 double bass drum pedals with PureSound Speedball beaters
  • DW 9000 hi-hat stand
  • DW 9000 straight cymbal stands
  • Hybrid Yamaha/PDP snare stand

Heads

  • Bass drum: Clear Remo Powerstroke 3
  • Toms: Coated Remo Emperors
  • Snare drum: Aquarian Hi-Energy

Vic Firth Sticks

  • HD9

Roland Electronics

  • SPD-S sampling pad

References[edit]

  1. ^ MLB [1] Rocker prays for Angels Thrice drummer lives and dies with Halos
  2. ^ CoreMusik. Thrice.
  3. ^ ESPN. [2]
  4. ^ "Riley Breckenridge of Thrice [Artist Setup]". Kick/Snare/Hat. Retrieved on 2011-11-16