GROUP KILLER DWARFS
His thunderous drumming with the diminutive Killer Dwarfs put that Canadian band into the international charts, with anthemic hits from the albums Stand Tall, Dirty Weapons and Big Deal attracting an international legion of fans and critical acclaim. But Darrell 'Dwarf' Millar (who, it should be noted, is anything but short in height) did more for this band of hard rockers than just play drums. On tours opening for Iron Maiden, Dio and Michael Schenker, and on Dwarf headlining gigs he proved to be the catalyst that pumped the band's rocky riffs and insane humor with an energy that lurched deep into the metal arena. When the Dwarfs took time off in the 90s, Darrell moved to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with southern rockers Laidlaw. Their Nikki Sixx-produced debut, First Big Picnic put them on the road with ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Scorpions and Lynyrd Skynyrd. After a 2 record stint of recording and touring with Laidlaw, Darrell moved back to native Toronto Canada in 2001, and got off to kit to take over front man duties in a 70s style Rock and Roll band called Automan.ca (Sony-Bmg). Writing and recording 3 records produced by Greg Looper (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the band toured Canada extensivley. At the same time, a Killer Dwarfs reunion came about resulting in a live CD/DVD. At present Killer Dwarfs are back together full time with a new record coming out in August, 2013. The band will embark on a world tour and beyond with Darrell back on the kit full time.
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