Richard Stuverud

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Richard Stuverud
Born (1964-09-26) September 26, 1964 (age 53)
Origin Seattle, Washington, United States
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drum kit, percussion, piano, guitar
Associated acts The Fastbacks, War Babies, Three Fish, RNDM

Richard Stuverud (born September 26, 1964) is an American drummer from Seattle, Washington, United States.[1][2] Known for playing in several bands in the Seattle scene, his first, in the early 80s, was the punk rock band The Fastbacks.[3] Through the mid-90s, Stuverud played in the bands Three Fish and Tres Mts.,[4] both side projects of Pearl Jam bassist, Jeff Ament.[5] Three Fish released the albums Three Fish (1996) and The Quiet Table (1999), through Epic Records. The album Tres Mts. (Three Mountains), with Doug Pinnick of King's X and guest guitarist Mike McCready, was released in 2011.

In 2012, he worked again with Jeff Ament, this time with NYC singer-songwriter, Joseph Arthur, to form the band, RNDM.[6] They released their debut album, Acts (2012)[7] and followed up with Ghost Riding (2016).

Stuverud was a member of the Seattle band War Babies, and also played in Suicide Squad, the side project of the Brad Sinsel of TKO. He played for a short time in the power metal band, Fifth Angel and appears in the 1989 video for the song, "Time Will Tell." He played in several other bands in Seattle, including the cover band, Luv. Co (with Mother Love Bone and War Babies members), and Blind Horse, which featured Bruce Fairweather, ex-guitarist of Mother Love Bone and bass player in Love Battery. He later joined the Portland band, Pilot, and released the album, Stranger's Waltz, in 1998.[8]

Since leaving Seattle, Stuverud has recorded and toured internationally with South-African artist, Robbi Robb in Tribe After Tribe, Nash Kato of Urge Overkill, U.K. artists, Paul Newsome and Proud Mary, and the NYC band, White Light Motorcade. His versatility on drums landed him national tours with Chicago Blues man, Barkin' Bill Smith as well as Nashville's Gary Allan. Stuverud also contributed to the Tribe After Tribe albums, M.O.A.B. (2007) and Pearls Before Swine (1997). Pearl Jam's 2011 box set, Vitalogy, includes the previously-unreleased demo version of "Nothingman" with Stuverud on drums.[9]

He lives in Oakland, California where he has been writing, arranging and producing songs. The 7" vinyl, "Not Afraid" written by Stuverud in response to the Paris attacks,[10] was produced by Ament and released by Monkeywrench Records in 2017.[11]


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  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2003-10-31). The great indie discography. Canongate U.S. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-1-84195-335-9. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Dederer, Dave (31 August 2002). "Dave Dederer: My ultimate summer concert". Seattle Times. 
  4. ^ Fuoco, Christina. "Pearl Jam Meet King's X". RollingStone. RollingStone. Retrieved 22 March 2003. 
  5. ^ Book, Ryan. "5 Supergroups From Pearl Jam Members...NOT Including Temple of The Dog: Mad Season, Wellwater Conspiracy and More". The Music Times. Music Times LLC. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Doyle, Patrick. "Jeff Ament's RNDM Plot New Material, Live Shows". RollingStone. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Gets RNDM With Joseph Arthur". Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Hanson, Amy. "AllMusic Review by Amy Hanson". All Media Network. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Greene, Andy. "Pearl Jam Announce Details Of Their 'Vs./Vitalogy' Box Set". RollingStone. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  11. ^ Ament, Jeff. "RICHARD STUVERUD SINGLE PRODUCED BY JEFF AMENT". Pearl Jam. Pearl Jam Ten Club. Retrieved 21 July 2017.