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Dave Moreno

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Dave Moreno
Background information
Also known asChilli
BornSun Valley, California, U.S.
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, vocals, guitars, keyboards

David Moreno is an American musician, singer, audio engineer, songwriter and producer, best known for his role as the drummer in the American rock band Puddle of Mudd.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Sun Valley, Los Angeles, California, Moreno is of Mexican descent. He first started playing drums when he was only 11, and at just 15 years old, Moreno was already performing his first gig at the famous iconic Whisky a Go Go nightclub on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California.

Moreno's musical education continued when he attended The Dick Grove School of Music upon completing high school. There, he graduated from the Percussion Program after studying hand percussion, ear training and music theory, as well as many genres of music which encompassed everything from Rock, Metal, Jazz, Disco, Latin, Hip Hop, Funk, and Fusion to Orchestra, Big Band, R&B and Country.[3]


Moreno has recorded more than 100 records which include movie soundtracks, instructional CDs, karaoke and television commercials. In 2008, he contributed the studio drum piece for the theme song to the Dr. Phil show.

Moreno's professional in-studio affiliations include names such as: Bill Appleberry (The Wallflowers, Puddle of Mudd), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Sugar Ray, Rolling Stones), Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down), Roy Z (Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson), Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin), Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford) and Richard Podolor (Three Dog Night, Michelle Branch).

Moreno has also recorded and toured worldwide with an eclectic array of musical artists including: Bruce DickinsonIron Maiden, Dizzy ReedGuns N' Roses, Steve StevensBilly Idol, EarshotWarner Bros, Operator – Atlantic Records, Rob Rock, Judas Priest, Tribe of Gypsies[4]JVC/Victor, Love/Hate, Ice-T's Body Count, Phil LewisL.A. Guns, Vampiro X-Mana, Christian Castro, Belinda and María José.[3]

In January 2016, Dave was chosen to be included in the elite line-up of performers at the 'Bonzo Bash' - an annual event at the NAMM Show honoring the late, great drummer, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. There, he took the stage alongside other top-industry professionals, performing "The Immigrant Song" during the show.[5]

Present projects[edit]

Currently, in addition to touring with Puddle of Mudd and working on recording a new album with the band,[6] Moreno also owns and operates a full production Recording Studio in Los Angeles called Doom Room Studio where he teaches, produces, records, and mixes independent and national artists, television and film.[7] Previous clients of Moreno's have included Nick Simmons (Gene Simmons Family Jewels), Roy Z (Halford, Dickinson), Brent Woods (Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Kelly Rhoads, Chas West[8] (The Jason Bonham Band, Foreigner), Copper Mountain, The Doo Wah Riders, Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Jizzy Pearl (Quiet Riot), and Afterhours.


Artist Title Released
Achilles Heel D.F.C. 1997
Estancia Latin Groove 1999
Claudia Claudia Relaxing 1999
The Liberators Access Denied 2000
Fairy Flute The Other Side of Bossa 2000
Supercool Live at the Wilcox Hotel 2001
The Spanish Bossa Brazilian Mode 2002
Edify Edify 2002
Scapegoat Wax SWAX 2002
Jizzy Pearl Just A Boy 2003
Viacrucis Delirios 2003
Earshot II 2003
Rob Rock Holy Hell 2005
Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls 2005
Jizzy Pearl Vegas Must Die 2005
Bruce Dickinson ANTHOLOGY 2006
Mundo Vacio Best of Rock en Español 2006
Can You Rock? Blink-182 Play Along 2006
Can You Rock? Fall Out Boy Play Along 2006
Tribe of Gypsies Dweller on the Threshold 2006
KARAOKE RamonesGabba Gabba Hey 2006
Can You Rock? Mötley Crüe Play Along 2006
Can You Rock? Metallica Play Along 2007
Operator Soulcrusher 2007
Earshot The Silver Lining 2008
Vains of Jenna The Art of Telling Lies 2009
The New Czars[9][10] Dooms Day Revolution[11][12] 2010
Dreams of Reason Radically Poetic 2011
Humanity Street Humanity 2011
Godfrey Paul Country Rockin' Blues 2011
Body Count The Gears of War 2012
Zombie Squash Destroy 2013
Bruce Dickinson The Mandrake Project 2024



18 X 22 22
10, 12, 14, 16 – Toms / Floor Toms
6.5 x 14 Snare – Maple Wood and one spare


1 – 17 " AAXplsion Crash
2 – 18 " AAXplosion Crashes
1 – 19 " AAXplosion Crash
1 – 21 " AA Rock Ride
1 – 14 " AA Brilliant Studio or Stage Hats


1 – DW 5000 Snare Stand
1 – Low to ground – Drum Throne
1 – DW 5000 or 9000 Hi Hat Stand
1 – DW 5000 or 9000 DW DBL Bass Pedal
5 – DW Cymbal Boom Crash Hardware Stands


1 – Shure 58 – Vocal Mic
1 – Drum Rug (if necessary)
1 – DI Box


  1. ^ "Puddle of Mudd Official Website". puddleofmudd.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Puddle of Mudd Have Another Line Up Change | Rock Zone UK". rock-zone.co.uk. March 29, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Dave Moreno". davemoreno.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Feature: David Moreno". bookofhours.net. Archived from the original on November 10, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bonzo Bash @ M3, Anaheim, California January 22, 2016". Backstage Axxess. Archived from the original on April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Puddle of Mudd Return With New Song and Tour". antimusic.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "DJ FRANKIE RIOS & DAVID CHILLI MORENO – YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Allied Artists – News – ALLIED ARTISTS MUSIC GROUP'S CHAS WEST WINS BEST MALE VOCALIST". us.alliedartists.com. Archived from the original on April 16, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Endless Productions: Info and News". song-haven.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Music Review: The New Czars – Doomsday Revolution [Samson Records] | The Rim Of Hell". therimofhell.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "12.10 on CD | The Pulse Magazine". thepulsemag.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  12. ^ "The New Czars". facebook.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Set Up |". davemoreno.com. June 20, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2016.

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