Anthony "Tiny" Biuso

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Anthony "Tiny" Biuso
Biuso playing drums with T.S.O.L.
Biuso playing drums with T.S.O.L. at GV30 in 2011
Background information
Birth nameAnthony Peter Biuso
Also known asTiny Bubz
Born (1970-08-19) August 19, 1970 (age 48)
Queens, New York City, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, actor, host
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1988–present
Associated actsRude Awakening
The Dickies
T.S.O.L.
Hed PE
Nick Menza
Rhino Bucket
Dizzy Reed
Anthony Gallo
Rick Torres
MC Ren
Lindsey Troy
Bad Xample
Gina Schock
Willie Basse
Cliff Dorfman
The Sixes
Moby
Laura Dawn
The Cadillac Tramps
Doyle

Anthony "Tiny Bubz" Biuso (born August 19, 1970) is best known for playing the drums in punk bands T.S.O.L.,[1] The Dickies,[2] and Hed PE.

He has collaborated with many bands and artists including MC Ren of N.W.A, Lindsey Troy, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses, composer Rick Torres, SIN 34 guitarist Anthony Gallo, Chodle's Trunk, The Cadillac Tramps, Rude Awakening, The Ooks of Hazard, The Spider Accomplice, Bad Xample, Gina Schock of The Go-Go's, Cliff Dorfman, The Sixes, Moby, Laura Dawn, Willie Basse, the metal band Black Sheep, and Rhino Bucket.

Buiso composes music and sound effects for film, television, and commercials.[3] Biuso also hosts several online shows for Sullen TV and drum-line.net.

Early life[edit]

Born Anthony Peter Biuso in Queens, New York City, on August 19, 1970, Biuso attended a Catholic elementary school in Long Island. Biuso lists his hometown as Wantagh, New York. As a child, he studied jazz and dixieland. In high school he was a member of the marching band. He was asked to join the Long Island Youth Orchestra as a snare and tympani player when he was a senior in high school.

Biuso's biggest influences are Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, Billy Joel's Liberty DeVitto and Kiss's Peter Criss. In an interview he said "I can remember seeing Kiss in 1980 and coming home crying because I wanted to be Peter Criss so badly."[4][failed verification]

In 1988, after studying music and percussion at the Long Island Drum Center[5] he decided to move to Southern California to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. He met many like minded musicians in Los Angeles and enrolled at the Musicians Institute where he earned the nickname "Tiny Bubz".[6]

Career[edit]

After spending six months at the Musicians Institute, Biuso joined the hardcore and thrash group Rude Awakening in 1988. In 1991 he left Rude Awakening for the soulful hard rock act Bad Xample. Biuso recorded an album with the band at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles in early 1992 with producer Greg Fidelman. After that he joined the group Full Metal Racket, who made a brief appearance on the 1998 Warped Tour. Biuso toured Europe with Rude Awakening in 1998 and 1999. He also recorded albums for MC Ren (from N.W.A.), Lindsey Troy ( from Elektra), and Popa.[7] In 2002 he collaborated with former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza on Menza's first solo record Life After Deth; Biuso wrote the song "Life Back" for the album. Biuso was hired in 2003 by the punk band The Dickies for several US tours.[8] He joined punk band T.S.O.L. in 2004. Biuso play drums at the Cat Club in Los Angeles. In 2007, Biuso was asked to join the band Hed PE to tour and record an album—New World Orphans was released on January 13, 2009 and hit number 73 on the Billboard charts.

Biuso left Hed PE in August 2008 to devote more time to his main group T.S.O.L. The band won the 2009 Best So Cal Punk Band award given by the OC Weekly Music Awards. They recorded two full-length albums, Who's Screwin' Who and Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Free Downloads. In 2010 he was asked to play on Rhino Bucket's album Who's Got Mine.[9] Biuso also writes for the magazine Modern Drummer and as of 2013 still plays and records with T.S.O.L.[10][11]

Biuso was chosen to fill-in for the band Doyle on August 13, 2014, for their first US tour after original drummer Dr. Chud dropped out. In 2015 Biuso played on Doyle's summer tour of the US.

Music for film, television, and commercials[edit]

Biuso has composed music and sound effects with his longtime friend, composer, and songwriter, Rick Torres.

Books[edit]

Biuso is mentioned in the book Sticks And Skins by Jules Follet.[12]

Session work[edit]

Biuso's has worked as session musician for Dizzy Reed, a current and original member of Guns N' Roses.[citation needed]

Endorsements[edit]

Biuso endorses Crush Drums, Danmar, Sabian, Evans drumheads, Promark Sticks,[13] Brixton, and Vector Bass drum pedals.[14]

Discography[edit]

Title Release Label Band
Life After Death 2002 Menzanator Nick Menza
New World Orphans 2009 Suburban Noize Hed PE
Who's Screwin' Who?[15] 2005 Cleopatra Records T.S.O.L.
Live from Long Beach[16] 2007 Cider City Records T.S.O.L.
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Free Downloads 2009 Hurley International T.S.O.L.
Who's Got Mine? 2010 Acetate Records Rhino Bucket

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fender® Guitar Artists:". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
  2. ^ "CRYPT MAGAZINE: sex. horror. rocknroll". Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  3. ^ Tiny Bubz | Juice Magazine
  4. ^ "SABIAN Cymbals". SABIAN Cymbals. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  5. ^ http://www.drummerszone.com/artists/artist.php?artistNR=12b7d7681e154eed437a859d6eb0c047&artist=Anthony-%93Tiny%94-Biuso[dead link]
  6. ^ Anthony Biuso: Biography Archived 2013-01-14 at Archive.today SABIAN website.
  7. ^ Anthony 'Tiny' Biuso
  8. ^ "Rhino Bucket - Whos Got Mine CD Album". www.cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  9. ^ "Anthony "Tiny" Biuso Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  10. ^ "T.S.O.L.'s Anthony "Tiny" Biuso". Modern Drummer Magazine. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  11. ^ "Evans Drumheads : Artist Detail Anthony Tiny Biuso Artist Details". www.evansdrumheads.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  12. ^ "Sticks 'n' Skins". www.sticksnskins.com. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  13. ^ "INSIDE THE SHOW". Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-10-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Who's Screwin' Who? (CD insert). T.S.O.L. Los Angeles: Anarchy Music. 2005. ARY 8029-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ Live from Long Beach (CD insert). T.S.O.L. Bristol: Cider City Records Ipublisherid=CIDEREYE08. 2007.CS1 maint: others (link)

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