Longineu W. Parsons III

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Longineu W. Parsons III
Parsons in 2006.
Background information
Birth name Longineu Warren Parsons III
Also known as LP, Da Pizz, Da Pizzle, Pizzle, Animal
Born (1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 36)
Paris, France
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, pop punk, punk rock, hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels Hopeless, Capitol, Takeover, Fueled By Ramen, Lobster, DIY
Associated acts Yellowcard, Big If, Adam Lambert, LPMD
Website www.yellowcardrock.com www.lpmdmusic.com
Notable instruments
Remo Drumheads
Pacific Drums and Percussion

Longineu Warren "LP" Parsons III (born February 16, 1980) is a French-born American rock musician. He is best known for being the former drummer for the American pop punk band Yellowcard.

Early life[edit]

Parsons has been playing the drums since he was two years old and taking lessons since he was five; he played with his father, Longineu W. Parsons II in his band The Longineu Parsons Ensemble.

Music career[edit]

Yellowcard (1997-2014)[edit]

Main article: Yellowcard

Parsons joined Yellowcard in 1997 along with Ben Dobson, Todd Clary, Warren Cooke, Ben Harper, and Sean Mackin after meeting at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

On March 13, 2014, Parsons left Yellowcard. According to their Official Facebook page, the band said, in a joint statement, "Longineu has decided to pursue other musical interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

Other work: 2008-present[edit]

During the Yellowcard hiatus, Parsons played drums for Adam Lambert from October 2009 through September 2010. Parsons founded rap-rock group, LPMD with producer, Miles M. Davis.[1] Their debut album, "Off The Record," released September 27, 2011. Parsons formed a new band, This Legend, in early 2014. Ben Harper, another former Yellowcard member, also is a member of the band.

Personal life[edit]

Parsons currently lives in West Hollywood, California and was engaged to actress Joan Murray. He has a dog named Falco. He has listed the bands Anthrax, Slayer, Green Day, Nirvana, and Megadeth as his musical influences.[2]



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