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Mike Dupke
Independent - United States


Grew up in Jackson and Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Indiana University School of Music. He was also a student of Kenny Aronoff from '93 to '96. Lived in Nashville for 2 years before moving to Lost Angeles in 1999 to join a great rock band named Hair of the Dog. Recorded two discs with H.O.T.D., "Rise" in 2000 and "Ignite" in 2001.

In 2002, he started backing up amazing slide-blues guitarist Eric Sardinas, with whom I toured many countries around the world including Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Japan, Australia, Germany, England, Norway, and... umm.... Texas!

"I am honored and thrilled to be the drummer for W.A.S.P! The last fall tour took us to 22 countries all over Europe and Asia. More insanity will be coming up this year, with plans to hit all 18 corners of the globe.
The new disc "Dominator" will be out shortly!"

Go to  for updated news and tour dates.  I currently play and endorse Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Ahead Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads.

Mike @ MySpace

Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
24x18 bass drum x 2
10x9 tom
12x10 tom
13x11 tom
16x14 tom
14x6.5 snare drum

MLX Series
Piano Black
24x16 bass drum x 2
10x10 tom
12x10 tom
14x12 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Eric Singer snare drum