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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: The Offspring
  • Country: United States

Pete Parada has been one of the busiest musicians in the punk rock scene for the last decade. Currently the drummer for muliti-platinum selling act The Offspring, he made his professional debut in 1998 when he burst onto the scene and took over drumming duties for influential Southern California punk rock act Face To Face. Over the course of six years, he toured the globe and recorded four studio albums, three EP's and a Live record with the band.

During his tenure with Face To Face, he also began playing with Saves The Day, pioneers of the New Jersey postpunk/emo movement. For two years, Pete practically lived on the road, jumping back and forth between tours and recording sessions with both bands. While maintaining this hectic schedule, Parada also found time to showcase his versatility and record albums with a variety of artists such as Rob Halford from Judas Priest, Chris Shiflett from the Foo Fighters and Ray Alder from Fates Warning, as well as smaller acts such as singer-songwriter Ali Handel and indie-rock pianist Reed Black, among others.

His first-call status and impeccable reputation have also led to tours with other high-profile acts My Chemical Romance and Alkaline Trio, as well as numerous television appearances. When he's not on the road, Pete keeps a busy schedule as an educator and session drummer, and is currently at work on an instructional book about the drums.

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