Street Drum Corps

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Street Drum Corps
Street Drum Corps performing at the M.E.N. Arena supporting Thirty Seconds to Mars on the Into The Wild Tour.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock, experimental rock, punk revival[1]
Years active 2004–present
Labels Warcon Enterprises, Interscope Records
Associated acts S.T.U.N., Faculty X, Circus Minor, TheStart, Julien-K
Members Bobby Alt
Adam Alt
Frank Zummo

Street Drum Corps is an American punk rock percussion band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 2004 by Bobby Alt, of S.T.U.N. and Faculty X; Adam Alt, of Circus Minor; and Frank Zummo, of TheStart.[1] To date the group have released two albums and have been part of tours such as Van's Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Thirty Seconds to Mars's Into the Wild Tour and Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution.


Formation and debut album (2004–2006)[edit]

Street Drum Corps was formed in Los Angeles, California by drummers Bobby and Adam Alt and Frank Zummo. Prior to forming, Bobby and Adam had a show called Experiment, where they played at schools and camps, where they played with drum kits, garbage cans and hand drums. Drummer Zummo, who had moved to L.A., also had a similar project in Pennsylvania called Repercussion and after catching one of the Experiment shows and speaking to both Bobby and Adam, the three decided to get together eventually forming the group.[2] The group's first release was a cover of Happy Christmas (War Is Over) featuring The Used frontman Bert McCracken released in 2005.[1] Joining the Van's Warped Tour, the band was featured in a documentary, "Wake Up Screaming",[3] about the Warped Tour experience. The group entered the studio to record their debut album, produced by Limp Bizkit's DJ Lethal, which featured guest musician John Sawicki of Stomp. In November, System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian was said to be contributing a track to the group's album,[4] however this did not happen, and the group were added to the lineup of the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour scheduled to kick off on February 15.[5][6] The track "Flaco 81" was included on the "Best of the Taste of Chaos" album released in January 2006.[7] Street Drum Corps was released on February 21, 2006 via Warcon Enterprises.[8] They appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in March 2006.[9]

We Are Machines (2007–2008)[edit]

In 2007, the band were announced as part of the Van's Warped Tour[1] touring through 2007 to 2008[10] where they were joined onstage by The Used during the shows.[11] Street Drum Corps released their second album We Are Machines, produced by Street Drum Corps producer DJ Lethal, on April 1, 2008 through Lethal Dose Records which featured guest appearances by TheStart, Tor Kjeka, Adrian Young, David Adams, Sporty O and previous guest John Sawicki of Stomp. They were also announced as part of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour, along with Chris Cornell, The Bravery and Ashes Divide, featuring on the Revolution Stage.[12][13] They joined Linkin Park for performances of four songs: "One Step Closer", No More Sorrow, "Bleed it Out", and "What I've Done". In November the band opened up for Mötley Crüe at the Palladium in Los Angeles.[14]


After being signed by Interscope Records, the group began recording the follow-up to We Are Machines in the Summer of 2009. The group plan on releasing a double album with the first disc being all-drumming and syncopated rhythms featuring guest drummers, produced by the band and Jamie Rise, and the second being a collection of rock songs recorded with producer Howard Benson, whose past credits include albums by My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach and Vendetta Red. Featured guests on the album include drummers Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Brandon Saller of Atreyu, Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver,[15] Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion, Adrian Young of No Doubt, and Shannon Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars[16] as well as bassist Matt Wachter of Angels & Airwaves.[11][17]

In August 2009, Frank Zummo filled in for Tommy Lee for a string of Mötley Crüe shows.[18]

The group appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien in December performing with Thirty Seconds to Mars.[19]

In January 2010, the band were confirmed as the main support for Thirty Seconds to Mars on their Into The Wild Tour where they were previewing songs from their upcoming album such as "Marry Me", "Terror Surrounding", "Come Alive", "Play on It", "I Miss You", "Knock Me Out" and "Little Ones".[11][20][21] On March 17, the group announced that they had been added to the lineup of The Bamboozle festival taking place on March 27.[22][23]

In May, it was announced that the group would be making an appearance on American Idol on May 19, performing with Travis Garland, who would be singing his new single, "Believe".[24]

In January 2011, Frank Zummo became the new drummer for the band Julien-K.

In July 2011 their song "Knock Me Out" was featured in a teaser for the crossover fighting game Street Fighter x Tekken.

Live performances[edit]

The group uses instruments such as drum kits, garbage cans, hand drums, acoustic, buckets, kitchenware, recycled aluminium, rain barrels, marching band equipment, and even power tools to produce a grinding effect during live shows and have performed with the likes of Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stomp, No Doubt, Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park, Atreyu, Strung Out, Alexisonfire and Deftones. Bert McCracken of The Used and Airin Older of Sugarcult have performed with Street Drum Corps several times, and shared the stage with them for the song "Flaco 81".



Video albums[edit]

  • Big Noise Live @ The Roxy (2012) - Digital video.


Unreleased songs[edit]

  • 2008: "Rise Above" - Was available on MySpace for a short amount of time and Live on the "Rockstar Energy Get a Life Tour" & "Projekt Revolution Tour".


Band members[edit]

  • Bobby Alt – vocals, drums
  • Adam Alt – drums
  • Frank Zummo – drums

Live members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Street Drum Corps Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved Mar 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Street Drum Corps: A Lesson in Misfit Drumming". SuicideGirls. Mar 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Wake Up Screaming > Home". Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  4. ^ "SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist To Guest On STREET DRUM CORPS Debut". Blabbermouth. Nov 13, 2005. 
  5. ^ "TASTE OF CHAOS Tour: More Bands Announced". Blabbermouth. Nov 18, 2005. 
  6. ^ "TASTE OF CHAOS Featuring DEFTONES, AS I LAY DYING, ATREYU: Tour Dates Announced". Blabbermouth. Dec 1, 2005. 
  7. ^ "DEFTONES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL Featured On 'Best Of The Taste Of Chaos' CD". Blabbermouth. Dec 8, 2005. 
  8. ^ "Street Drum Corps (CD/DVD) > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved Mar. 05, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Street Drum Corps". IMDb. Retrieved Mar 6, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Street Drum Corps Brings the Noise This Summer on Projekt Revolution Tour". Rush Pr News. July 11, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b c "Street Interview – Street Drum Corps". Ruled by Rock. Mar 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Linkin Park Snags Cornell, Bravery For Projekt Revolution". Billboard. Apr 3, 2008. 
  14. ^ "From Buckets to Blade Runner: Misfit Drummers Street Drum Corps Bang Out New Album, Open for Motley Crue". LA Weekly. Nov 13, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Street Drum Corps". 3 Jun 2009. 
  16. ^ "Interview With Street Drum Corps' vocalist Bobby Alt". Disarray Magazine. Sep 22, 2009. 
  17. ^ "SDC Matt Wachter Tracking Bass!". YouTube. 29 July 2009. 
  18. ^ "MÖTLEY CRÜE Recruits STREET DRUM CORPS' FRANK ZUMMO For Next Three Shows". Blabbermouth. Aug 21, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Street Drum Corps : News : SDC to perform with 30 Seconds To Mars on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien!". 12/10/2009. 
  20. ^ "SDC TO TOUR WITH 30 SECONDS TO MARS!". 2/3/2010. 
  21. ^ "Street Drum Corps Confirmed As Opener For 30 Seconds To Mars Shows". Ruled by Rock. Jan 27, 2010. 
  22. ^ "The Bamboozle Music Festivals". The Bamboozle. Retrieved Mar 17, 2010. 
  23. ^ "SDC added to Bamboozle Festival!!!". Myspace. Mar 17, 2010. 

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