Ian Haugland

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Ian Haugland
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Haugland in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJan-Håkan Haugland
Born (1964-08-13) 13 August 1964 (age 55)
Storslett, Nordreisa, Norway
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, backing vocals
Years active1981–present
Associated actsEurope, Baltimoore, Glenn Hughes, Brazen Abbot, Last Autumn's Dream, Clockwise

Jan-Håkan "Ian" Haugland (born 13 August 1964 in Nordreisa, Norway) is the drummer in the Swedish rock band Europe. When he was eight months old, he and his family moved to the Stockholm suburb of Märsta, Sweden. He joined Europe in the summer of 1984, replacing Tony Reno. Previously Haugland had played in a number of bands, including Trilogy, where Candlemass bassist Leif Edling sang, and Yngwie J. Malmsteen's band Rising Force.

After Europe went on hiatus in 1992, Haugland recorded and toured with bands like Brazen Abbot, Clockwise, Last Autumn's Dream, Europe colleague John Norum and former Black Sabbath / Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes. In 1998 Haugland recorded a cover version of the Black Sabbath song "Changes", for the Ozzy Osbourne tribute album Ozzified. When he's not on the road or in the studio, he works as a host on the radio channel 106.7 FM Rockklassiker in Stockholm and occasionally plays drums in the studio.

As a drummer he endorses Ludwig drums, Paiste cymbals, Evans heads and Promark sticks.

Personal life[edit]

Haugland is currently living in suburban Stockholm, Sweden. His favourite artists are Rush, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Thore Skogman, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath. His favourite movies include Blade Runner, everything with Monty Python, Debbie Does Dallas and Dunderklumpen!.

On 29 October 2017 Ian's son Simon died at the age of 28.



Other artists[edit]

  • Tone Norum - One of a Kind (1986)
  • Baltimoore - Thought for Food (1994)
  • Trilogy - Lust Provider (1994)
  • Niva - No Capitulation (1994)
  • Glenn Hughes - From Now On... (1994)
  • Glenn Hughes - Burning Japan Live (1994)
  • R.A.W. - First (1995)
  • Brazen Abbot - Live and Learn (1995)
  • Peter Jezewski - Swedish Gold (1996)
  • Brazen Abbot - Eye of the Storm (1996)
  • Clockwise - Nostalgia (1996)
  • R.A.W. - Now We're Cookin' (1997)
  • Brazen Abbot - Bad Religion (1997)
  • Brains Beat Beauty - First Came Moses, Now This... (1997)
  • Clockwise - Naïve (1998)
  • Ozzy Osbourne Tribute - Ozzified (1998)
  • Thore Skogman - Än Är Det Drag (1998)
  • Candlemass - Dactylis Glomerata (1998)
  • Totte Wallin - M M M Blues (och lite country) (1998)
  • Nikolo Kotzev - Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus (2001)
  • Baltimoore - The Best of Baltimoore (2001)
  • Sha-Boom - FIIIRE!! - The Best of Sha-Boom ( 2002)
  • Brazen Abbot - Guilty as Sin (2003)
  • Last Autumn's Dream - Last Autumn's Dream (2003)

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