Stix Zadinia is the stage name of Darren Leader, an American-born drummer. He is best known as the drummer for the glam metal band Steel Panther (formerly known as Metal Skool). He is influenced by Bon Jovi and many other rock bands from the 1970's and 80's. Zadinia was a member of a band called The Thornbirds with Russ Parrish (better known by his stage name Satchel), the guitarist for Steel Panther, Jeff Duncan, a former member of rock-metal supergroups Odin, Armored Saint, and DC4, and bassist Dean Cameron.
For his equipment, Zadinia plays DW drums, frequently alternating between a one and two bass drum setup. He also endorses Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.