Ryan Dusick

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Ryan Dusick
Birth name Ryan Michael Dusick
Born September 19, 1977 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop rock, funk rock
Occupations Musician, drummer, producer
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals, guitar
Years active 1994–2006
Labels J, Octone
Associated acts Maroon 5, Kara's Flowers

Ryan Dusick (born September 19, 1977) is the former and original drummer of American pop rock band Maroon 5.

Life and career[edit]

He attended Brentwood School and UCLA.

Kara's Flowers[edit]

In 1994, Ryan Dusick joined friends Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Mickey Madden, whom he met in French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, to form the band Kara's Flowers.[1]

The quartet scored a record deal with Reprise Records.[1] In 1997, the band released an album titled The Fourth World. That same year the band appeared on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. The album had little success, and its only single, "Soap Disco", failed commercially. Due to the album's mediocre success Reprise released the band from their contract.

Following the termination of their deal, the band went on hiatus and everyone went their separate ways.

Maroon 5[edit]

In 2001, Dusick reunited with Levine, Madden and Carmichael and was joined by former Square guitarist James Valentine.[2]

The group changed their name to Maroon 5 and set to work writing new songs that owned a fresh groove-based element dissimilar from their previous songs, with tracks mostly inspired by Levine's recently failed relationship.[1] The band scored a new deal with Octone Records and in June 2002, released the album Songs About Jane.

The band scored several hit singles. At the 47th Grammy Awards, the band was named Best New Artist.[2] And won, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "This Love".[3] The quintet toured constantly in support of the record. However, the constant performing proved to be detrimental to Dusick, who wound up hurting his arm so badly from the continuous shows that he was forced to stop playing in late 2004. As he temporarily sat out to undergo tests and attempt to heal, Maroon 5 continued their heavy touring regime with a replacement behind the drum kit.[1]

Matt Flynn officially replaced Ryan Dusick in September 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Dusick is grandson of Jack Dusick and cousin of David Farentino.


Kara's Flowers (1994-2001)
"Soap Disco" (1997)
Maroon 5 (2001-2006)
"Harder To Breathe" (2002)
"This Love" (2004)
"She Will Be Loved" (2004)
"Sunday Morning" (2005)
"Must Get Out" (2005)
Other albums


  1. ^ a b c d "Ryan Dusick Biography". Music. Starpulse.com. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Ryan Dusick". Artists. LP Music. 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ Moss, Corey (February 24, 2006). "They Just Won A Grammy, So Why Do Maroon 5 Feel Like Losers?". MTV. Retrieved July 25, 2007. 

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