Zack Alford

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Zack Alford
Birth nameZachary Alford
BornManhattan, New York, NY, U.S.[1]

Zachary "Zack" Alford is a professional drummer, known for his work in the Saturday Night Live Band as well with The B-52's, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Tomoyasu Hotei.[2][3] Alford was brought in by Danny Kortchmar to drum on Billy Joel's River of Dreams album.

Alford contributed drum loops, acoustic drums, and electronic percussion on Bowie's 1997 albums Earthling[4] and Earthling in the City and (released online November 1999); as well as drums and percussion on Bowie's 2013 albums The Next Day and The Next Day Extra.[3][5] Alford also performed live drums at 1,2,3 Soleils in France with Arabic artists in 1998.

Alford performed live drums and percussion on three Bowie tours: Outside Tour (September 1995 – February 1996), Outside Summer Festivals Tour (June 1996 – July 1996), and Earthling Tour (June 1997 – November 1997).[6]


  1. ^ Zack Alford – (Bio)
  2. ^ Discogs – Zachary Alford – (profile & discography)
  3. ^ a b Greene, Andy (February 1, 2013). "David Bowie 'Likes the Struggle' of Winning Fans, Says Drummer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Discogs – Earthing – 2004 reMastered CD; Columbia, ISO Records (CK 92098) US
  5. ^ Discogs – The Next Day Extra – 2013-November-05th Limited edition CD&DVD; Columbia, ISO Records (88883787812) Europe
  6. ^ Zack Alford – (Tours)

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