Craig Nunenmacher

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Craig "Louisiana Lightning" Nunenmacher is best known as the former drummer for Black Label Society and Crowbar. He joined Black Label Society (BLS) in July 2000 while playing for Crowbar, who were touring with BLS at the time. The original BLS drummer, Phil Ondich, left the band mid-tour and, to keep the tour on the road, Nunenmacher filled in for Ondich, playing for both Crowbar and BLS for the rest of the tour. A few weeks into the tour, he was asked to join the band permanently.

In 2003, during a short break from Black Label Society (as front-man Zakk Wylde was focusing on a full-time tour with Ozzy Osbourne), Nunenmacher reunited with Kirk Windstein and wrote and recorded Crowbar's Lifesblood for the Downtrodden album, which had Pantera's Rex Brown on bass guitar, and a guest performance on the track "Lifesblood" by former BLS bass guitarist Steve Gibb on guitar.

In 2006, he launched his website.[1] However, sometime since then the domain right expired and it is now overtaken by cybersquatters, adding a faux search-page instead. He is sponsored by Pearl Drums.[2]

In March 2008, it was announced that Nunenmacher's albums — Crowbar (1993), Time Heals Nothing (1995) and Live+1 EP (1995) would be reissued in Europe on April 21, 2008, with bonus and multimedia tracks.[3]

In February 2010, it was announced that Nunenmacher had resigned as Black Label Society's drummer.[4] Nunenmacher currently resides in Mississippi with his wife and son and has taken up a career change in logistics with a Fortune 500 3rd Party Logistics company.



Date of release Title Label Chart positions US sales
September 26, 1991 Obedience Through Suffering Pavement Music
October 12, 1993 Crowbar

(Produced by Phil Anselmo)

Pavement Music 100,000
March 29, 1994 Live +1 (EP) Pavement Music
May 23, 1995 Time Heals Nothing Pavement Music
February 8, 2005 Lifesblood for the Downtrodden

(Produced by Warren Riker)

Candlelight Records

Black Label Society[edit]

Date of release Title Label Chart positions US sales
2001 Alcohol Fueled Brewtality
2002 1919 Eternal
2003 The Blessed Hellride
2004 Hangover Music Vol. VI
2005 Mafia
2005 Kings Of Damnation 98-04

(Two-disc career retrospective of Zakk Wylde)

2006 Shot To Hell
2006 The European Invasion - Doom Troopin' Live DVD


  1. ^ "BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Drummer Launches Web Site". January 31, 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ "BLS Drummer Nunenmacher". Pearl Drums. 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-17. 
  3. ^ "CROWBAR Albums To Be Reissued". March 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  4. ^ "ZAKK WYLDE On BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Drummer's Departure: 'We Are Sorry To See Him Leave'". February 9, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2012.