Ray Luzier

Ray Luzier

Ray Luzier

Korn / KXM

Ray Luzier

Korn / KXM

Country:   United States Category:   DRUMSET ARTISTS

Overview

I've been the new drummer in KORN since October '07. We did a massive overseas world tour this year... check out KORN.com for live and behind the scenes video clips from it.

 

Before KORN, I was the drummer in ARMY OF ANYONE, which features multi-platinum artists Robert and Dean DeLeo from STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and Richard Patrick from FILTER. Our debut CD, which we co-produced with Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Jane's Addiction, Kiss, Alice Cooper), is out now.

 

I was in the DAVID LEE ROTH Band for 8 years from '97-'05, which was an amazing experience. We toured the globe 5 times and made 2 cool CDs. Diamond Dave is, by far, one of the greatest frontmen that ever lived! I've also had the honor to record, perform and tour with some other great bands and artists in my career, here's some of my favs: Billy Sheehan (DLR, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), The Nixons, Jake E. Lee (Ozzy, Badlands... my first tour in '94 "Wicked Alliance"), Hideous Sun Demons, Doug Pinnick (King's X), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie), James LoMenzo (Black Label Society, Megadeth), Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera), Slash (G 'n R, Velvet Revolver), Seal, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, BLS), Toshi Hiketa (DLR, Hideous Sun Demons), Todd Jensen (Alice Cooper, DLR), The Boston Pops Orchestra, Tracy G (Dio, WWIII), Driven, Zac Maloy, Edgar Winter, Goaded, Freak Power Ticket, Coma, Wicked Alliance, Matt Kramer (Coma, Saigon Kick), Medicine Wheel, The Howling Iguanas, Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind), Toby Knapp (Onward), Arcade (w/ Stephen Pearcy, I toured with them in '95), Ricky Wolking (Edgewater, Nixons), Brian Young (DLR), Michael Lee Firkins, Doug Aldrich, George Lynch, Mandy Lion (WW III, Wicked Alliance), Greg Chaisson (Badlands, Sircle of Silence), Scott Bush (Dolt, Nixons), Keisuke Nishimoto (HSD Japan, Kelly Simonz), Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie, Soul Sirkus), Sean Dailey, Darren Housholder, 9.0, various Perfect World Entertainment bands such as Metal Shop, Boogie Knights, Anthem, Spazmatics and Atomic Doggs. I do a lot of recording sessions, including stuff for tv and movies and have played over 1700 shows, played on over 40 CDs, bla bla bla... But enough about me, here's some more stuff about me...

 

I have an instructional DVD out in stores now (Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Pro Drum Shops, etc.) for all you drummers and drummers to be. It has a bunch of lessons including double bass, warm-ups, drum fills and motion exercises in one DVD with a companion booklet. It also features Billy Sheehan and Toshi Hiketa in the performance section.

 

I graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollyweird, CA in '89 and was a teacher there at P.I.T. from '92-'01. Check out mi.edu. I grew up on a farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA in a small town called West Newton and I've been playing drums since I was 5. I also play a bit of guitar and bass just to write, have fun and record in my home studio, which is where I spend most of my time, around touring... I travel A LOT and love it! I also go out to eat every single day (except when I'm at my parents house)... I love fine dining.

 

So as you can see, I completely breathe, eat, sleep and live music... oh, and my last name's pronounced "Lose-Ear" ;)

Equipment Configuration 1

Tour Kit

Crystal Beat

Ultra Clear

w/ black hardware

 

24x24 bass drum (2x)

8x7 tom

10x7 tom

12x7 tom

16x16 floor tom

18x18 floor tom

20x14 gong drum

6x18 rocket tom

6x21 rocket tom

14x6.5 Free Floating Crystal Beat snare drum

 

Equipment Configuration 2

Tour Kit

Crystal Beat 

Ruby Red

 

24x14 bass drum (2x)

24x14 bass drum (2x, as woofer)

10x7 tom

12x8 tom

13x9 tom

16x15 floor tom

18x16 floor tom

20x15 gong drum

14x6.5 Free Floating Phosphor Bronze snare drum

Equipment Configuration 4

Studio Kit

Reference Series
Natural Maple
w/ black hardware

24x18 bass drum (x2)
10x8 tom
13x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
20x14 gong drum
14x6.5 Maple Free Floating snare drum
14x6.5 Reference Series snare drum
14x6.5 Phosphor Bronze Free Floating snare drum
14x6.5 Masters Birch snare drum

Equipment Configuration 5

Studio Kit

Music City Custom

Reference shells

Burnt Orange Abalone

 

24x18 bass drum (2x)

10x9 tom
12x9 tom
13x9 tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
20x14 gong drum

14x6.5 Reference 20ply snare drum

14x6.5 Reference Brass Snare Drum