Sam McCandless

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Sam McCandless
Birth name Samuel Alan McCandless
Born (1978-01-28) January 28, 1978 (age 39)
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Cold, Carny

Sam McCandless is an American musician, producer, and artist. He is the founding member and drummer for the Jacksonville, Florida (US) hard rock band Cold[1] and Austin, Texas (US) Psychedelic blues band Carny. With McCandless, Cold has released five albums of which two have been RIAA Certified Gold and one RIAA Certified Platinum soundtrack album for A Walk to Remember. He is one of only two original members left in the band, the other being lead vocalist Scooter Ward.

McCandless was responsible for the design of the band's Spider logo which was influenced by Cold's "Oddity" EP cover (photographed by McCandless' wife Georgia von Eberstein of their pet spider "Wednesday"). The Spider Logo is now tattooed on thousands of Cold fans[citation needed] and is the trademark of the band. Sam McCandless has worked with producer, guitarist Paul Leary, of Butthole Surfers producer of Sublime and singer, songwriter Formica Iglesia also of the band Carny.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Cold". AMG. Retrieved May 12, 2010.