Richard Christy

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED      

Biography

Richard Christy (born April 1, 1974) is an American drummer and radio personality who currently works on The Howard Stern Show. Christy began working on the show in 2004 after winning the Get John's Job contest. He is known for his prank calls, song parodies, personality and stunts performed on the show. He is also a stand-up comic and an actor, appearing in and directing several independent films. Past metal bands include Death and Iced Earth.

BORN IN:
Fort Scott, Kansas

LIVES IN:
Long Island City, Queens, NY

DRUMMING SINCE:
1984

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT:
Charred Walls of the Damned

BIGGEST INFLUENCES:
Mikkey Dee, Alex Van Halen, Lars Ulrich, Bobby Jarzombek, Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, Alex Marquez, Pete Sandoval and Shannon Larkin.

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"The Sound Of Perseverance", Death

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Dead Heart In A Dead World", Nevermore

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Performing at the Dynamo Festival with Death in 1998. It was my fourth show with the band and we played in front of 40,000 people - it was amazing!

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
20" AAX Metal Ride - I've had it for as long as I can remember and it has become a signature part of my drum sound.

Mario Grillo

Machito Orchestra

Barrett Martin

Walking Papers, The Barrett Martin Group

Shirazette "She Beats" Tinnin

The Shirazette Effect Ensemble, Tia Fuller Quartet, The Mimi Jones Band, Camille Thurman Group

Ange Curcio

Corey Hart

Chris Johnson

Independent

 

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