Gregg Bissonette has become known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his broad experience ranging from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and much more.
The Detroit native comes from a family of talented musicians. Gregg started playing on his dad’s drum kit from about the age of 5! After high school, Gregg became the drummer for the famed NTSU One O’Clock Big Band. In 1982, Gregg made the move to Los Angeles. Gregg’s big break came in the summer of 1985, when David Lee Roth left Van Halen and started his own band. Gregg landed the gig playing drums, with Steve Vai on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass, and Brett Tuggle on keys.
Today, Gregg continues to record with and for many other artists, films, and TV shows. Gregg’s incredible sense of humor comes across clearly whether he’s recording or teaching at a drum clinic. His perfect balance between professionalism, strong work ethic, and congeniality make him a wonderful colleague and session artist, and a much-respected name in the music industry.