Brett Reed

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Brett Reed
Birth name Brett A. Reed
Born (1972-07-12) July 12, 1972 (age 45)
United States
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, guitar
Years active 1991–2006
Associated acts Rancid
Devils Brigade

Brett A. Reed (born July 12, 1972 in Oakland, California) is an American musician, best known as the original drummer for the punk rock bands Rancid and Devils Brigade.[1][2][3][4] He joined Rancid in November 1991 and left 15 years later. He played on every Rancid release up to their 2003 album Indestructible. On November 3, 2006, his announcement of leaving Rancid was made public and he was replaced by Branden Steineckert. He has not been active in the music industry since this time.

He plays left-handed. He has also played acoustic guitar on a number of Rancid acoustic shows, but unlike drums, he plays guitar right-handed. He played drums on P!nk's Try This album.


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. Rancid biography at Allmusic
  2. ^ Tiffen, Margo. "Rancid", Rude International, Fall 1998
  3. ^ Steininger, Alex. Brett Reed interview, In Music We Trust
  4. ^ Goldman, Marlene. "Warped and Waiting" (Lars Frederiksen interview), Rolling Stone, July 23, 1998