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Brian Viglione
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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: The Dresden Dolls / Violent Femmes
  • Country: United States

Brian Viglione is the drummer for renowned American rock band, Violent Femmes, and founding member of punk-cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls.  Brian collaborated with Trent Reznor on the Nine Inch Nails album, Ghosts: I-IV, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards, under the categories Best Rock Instrumental performance, and Best Boxed Set or Limited Edition Package and sold over 750,000 copies.  Brian has also been featured in several theatrical settings, including the live film score for Neovoxer (2003), by director Michael Pope,  The Onion Cellar (2007), hosted by Harvard University’s American Repertory Theater, Addicted To Bad Ideas (2009) with The World/Inferno Friendship Society,  The Master and Margarita (2012) with Botanica at Theater Dortmund.

Viglione has given drum clinics at many schools around New England including Harvard University, about his approach to drumming, performance, and encouraging the development of self-expression on the drum kit. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Brian plays guitars, bass, keyboard, percussion, and sings on The Dresden Dolls recordings and in concert. A resident of New York City since 2008, Brian spends his time off the road recording and producing, or teaching private lessons in the area.

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