Longineu W. Parsons III
Longineu W. Parsons III
Parsons in 2006.
|Birth name||Longineu Warren Parsons III|
|Also known as||LP, Da Pizz, Da Pizzle, Pizzle, Animal|
|Born||February 16, 1980|
|Origin||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative rock, pop punk, punk rock, hardcore punk|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, piano, bass|
|Labels||Hopeless, Capitol, Takeover, Fueled By Ramen, Lobster, DIY|
|Associated acts||Yellowcard, Big If, Adam Lambert, LPMD|
Parsons has been playing the drums since he was five; he played with his father, Longineu W. Parsons II in his band The Longineu Parsons Ensemble.
Parsons joined Yellowcard in 1997 along with Ben Dobson, Todd Clary, Warren Cooke and Ben Harper after meeting at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. He has been with the band ever since 1997's Midget Tossing until 2013's Ocean Avenue Acoustic.
On March 13, 2014, Parsons left Yellowcard. By this point, Parsons had been the only remaining member of the original lineup. According to their 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
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. 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.
This Legend: 2014-present
In June 2014, Parsons and former band mate Ben Harper (Yellowcard) formed a new band with Chris Castillo (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Steven Neufeld (bass guitar) called This Legend. They released their first album "It's In The Streets" on Nov. 11, 2014. The band played several shows across the U.S. to promote the album.
As of 2017, the band is on hiatus due to band members' other interests. Parsons began playing drums with Ten Foot Pole and Stages and Stereos.
- Midget Tossing (1997)
- Where We Stand (1999)
- Still Standing (2000)
- One for the Kids (2001)
- The Underdog EP (2002)
- Ocean Avenue (2003)
- Lights and Sounds (2006)
- Paper Walls (2007)
- Live from Las Vegas at the Palms (2008)
- When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes (2011)
- Southern Air (2012)
- Ocean Avenue Acoustic (2013)
- LPMD - Off the Record (2011)
- This Legend
- It's In The Streets (2014)
- ""Yellowcard." Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4th ed". Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Missing or empty
- LPMD, Longineu Parsons and Miles Davis, Band