Chris Crippin

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Chris Crippin
Crippin (middle) with Hedley band members Tommy Mac (left) and Dave Rosin (right) at the 2007 MMVAs.
Crippin (middle) with Hedley band members Tommy Mac (left) and Dave Rosin (right) at the 2007 MMVAs.
Background information
Birth nameChristian Robert Crippin
Born (1974-08-04) August 4, 1974 (age 47)
OriginSurrey, British Columbia, Canada[1]
GenresRock, punk rock[2]
InstrumentsDrums, background vocals
Years active2003–present
LabelsIsland Records
Universal Music Canada
Associated actsHedley

Chris Crippin (born August 4, 1974) is a Canadian musician. He is the former drummer of the rock band Hedley.[3]

He was the drum technician on the 2000 album Drawing Black Lines by the American band Project 86. He also played drums for Bif Naked.


2005-2017: Hedley[edit]

Crippin spent 13 years with Hedley and released 6 albums with the group. In 2018, it was reported that Crippin had been fired by the band in 2017.[4]

2018-present: Solo Career[edit]

Admist the allegations against lead singer Jacob Hoggard from Hedley, Crippin spoke out against his former band mate. He stated he was “extremely rude” and was “hard to work with.”[5] Since then, Crippin started his own band called MrCrippin in 2018 and released his own song titled "Big Brother" in 2021.[6][7]


Project 86
  • Big Brother (2021)
  • Fight (2021)
  • Lucky (2021)
  • Dream (2021)
  • Take It To Heart (2021)


  1. ^ "Jacob Hoggard". 2008-01-16. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  2. ^ "Famous Last Words". iTunes. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ Bliss, Karen (2008). Hedley Fan Lowdown. Inside Music Books. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-894917-75-9.
  4. ^ "Hedley singer's behaviour got worse with fame — and went unchecked by those around him, ex-drummer says". Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  5. ^ "Former Hedley Drummer Chris Crippin Says Jacob Hoggard Was 'Douchey' And 'Extremely Rude'". Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  6. ^ "MrCrippin - About". Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  7. ^ "MrCrippin - Big Brother". Retrieved 2021-03-16.

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