Russ Miller has been one of the most internationally recognizable names in drumming, for the past two decades. As a recording artist, he has played on over five hundred albums, selling more than 30 million copies. Russ movie credits number over 150 and have earned more than a billion dollars at the box office. His musical versatility has led him to work with an incredible list of legendary artists, from Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner & Bobby Caldwell to Andrea Bocelli, Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry and countless others. As a star of the Los Angeles studio scene, Russ has topped dozens of Readers Polls globally, for his contributions to studio drumming and popular music. Along with his many sideman recording and touring credits, he has been a staple on T.V. œhouse bands such as œAmerican Idol. Russ is an œInternational Platinumœ endorsing artist for Mapex Drums, Zildjian, Remo, Vic Firth, DW racks and hardware, Zoom AV products, Porter & Davies Tactile monitoring, Hercules stands, May E/A Mics, Prologix, SKB cases, Arrel Audio Electronics, Puresound Snares, Cympad, Switchkick and Audio Technica. He holds guest professorships at the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories of Music. Russ has authored 5 award-winning books and has 6 Instructional videos published. Creating over 80 products for 11 different manufacturers of musical instruments, Russ has Signature instruments placed in the Percussive Arts Society International Museum. Leading his own band touring globally he has 6 solo albums, with a collective 23 weeks in the Hot 100. Russ single with Giovanni Hidalgo, œThings We Said Today peaked at #32 on the Top 40 Radio Charts.
Studio Legend, American Idol, Andrea Bocelli
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePro-Bowl Halftime show, 80 Million Watching and 120K in the Stadium, one shot... My first "super gig" back in the day.
What Drives Your Creativity?Calmness and focus
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Best sticks period. The level of detail and excellence is second to none