Brian Tichy - Episode 390

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Brian Tichy. Brian is best known for playing with Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Idol. A graduate of Berklee College of Music he has also played with Seether, Velvet Revolver, Pride & Glory, Slash's Snakepit and many others. While he has primarily toured and recorded with others playing drums, he has fronted his own band, Ball, in which he sings and plays guitar. His writing partnership with Billy Idol sparked the recording of Billy Idol's first CD since 1993. Devil's Playground was recorded in 2004 and contained 8 Idol/Tichy tracks. The CD was released in March 2005 and they toured for the remainder of the year. Besides being big in the drum world he is very popular in the speed bag world. During the 2009–10 tour with Foreigner, he hung several speed bag wall units inside the bands equipment truck and created the infamous Speed Bag Truck, hosting area speed bag enthusiasts from various areas when the band played in their town. Some of the best speed bag talent in the U.S. joined him in the truck before concerts, punching away.



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