Eric Valentine

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Eric Dodd, known professionally as Eric Valentine,[1] is an American record producer, who began his career as drummer and producer in the heavy metal band T-Ride.

He subsequently produced albums for artists such as Good Charlotte, Lostprophets, Taking Back Sunday, Nickel Creek, Queens of the Stone Age, Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth, The All-American Rejects, Persephone’s Bees, and Slash, among others.[2] He is married to Grace Potter[3] and they had a son born on January 12, 2018.

Eric Valentine.
Eric Valentine at Barefoot Recording 2010

Early life[edit]

Erics first experience with music was listening to The Monkees as a child and wanting to play drums. He received a three-piece drum set from a garage sale, leading to him taking drum lessons at the age of 9. Around that same time, Eric started listening to bands such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Kiss, along with jazz fusion bands such as Weather Report from drum teachers. His father's career as an aerospace engineer was enough for him to get a four-track and learn on his own.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "San Fernando Valley record producer sued by girlfriend alleging lifetime-support promise". Los Angeles Daily News. February 1, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Quillen, Shay. "Hit-making Nickel Creek tries to catch its breath". Oakland Tribune. April 27, 2007; retrieved February 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "Why Grace Potter Was 'Mad at Music'—And How She Forgave Herself". Fortune. Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  4. ^ "Make Your Mark With Eric Valentine". Vintage King Blog. 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-09-22.

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