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] Miller grew up in Ohio.[2]

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] Russ Miller also invent the Yamaha Wedge and Cascara Wedge. He's also contributor for creating the Yamaha Subkick.[3] These items were discontinued from Yamaha since R. Miller signed up for Mapex Drums, where he developed the SONIClear bearing edge and his own signature Snare Drum "The Versatus".


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