Russ Miller

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For the baseball player, see Russ Miller (baseball).
Russ Miller
Genres Pop, Session
Instruments drums, percussion
Associated acts Nelly Furtado
Ray Charles
Tina Turner
Daniel Bedingfield
Meredith Brooks

Russ Miller is an American session drummer.[1]

As a Multi-Platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy award winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies[citation needed]. He has worked with over 50 international artists, including Ray Charles, The 5th Dimension, Cher, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner, Bobby Caldwell, Andrea Bocelli, Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Al Jarreau, Hilary Duff, Daniel Bedingfield, and Meredith Brooks[citation needed]. Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll voted Miller in the top five studio drummers in the world, three years in a row[citation needed]. He has performed on more than 300 albums and dozens of international movies such as Chicken Little, Fracture, Rugrats Go Wild!, Boondock Saints, Resident Evil Apocalypse, Silent Hill and Garfield[citation needed]. Miller has played on No. 1 songs/albums for three years in a row (2000–2003)[citation needed]. Along with his album credits, he has two solo albums, Cymbalism and Arrival, on R.M.I Records[citation needed]. Miller also has authored two books: "The Drum Set Crash Course" and "Transitions", along with his two videos, "The Drum Set Crash Course" and "The Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition" from Warner Brothers Publications[citation needed]. A five time Modern Drummer readers poll winner[citation needed], Miller's solo projects were voted the No. 1 educational books and videos in the world.[citation needed]

Miller grew up in Ohio.[2]

Musical equipment[edit]

Miller endorses Mapex drums, pedals and hardawre, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks and brushes, Shure microphones and Meinl percussion. In addition, Miller performs educational clinics throughout the world for these companies.[citation needed] Previously, he endorsed Yamaha Drums and was instmuental in the creation of their SubKick low-frequency capture device for bass drums. He has his own Meinl Russ Miller signature multi-bell, which is a tuneable cowbell, and his own Vic Firth signature drumsticks and brushes, the latter are created as a brush for each hand.[3]


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