Born into a family of drummers, Brooks Wackerman was predestined to become the drumming powerhouse he is today. Tutored by his father Chuck Wackerman in the Los Alamitos High School jazz band and in middle school he learned to play at a very young age. The youngest brother of drummers Chad (Frank Zappa) and John, Brooks began studying drumming at age 7 with Chuck Flores and Murray Spivak.
Currently the drummer for seminal American punk rockers Bad Religion, Brooks is also the frontman for his solo project Kidneys. Brooks’ first band was Bad4Good at the age of 12 after which he became the drummer for funk metal band Infectious Grooves whose success led him to becoming the drummer for the hardcore band Suicidal Tendencies from 1997 to 2001. Brooks played drums for The Vandals album “Look What I Almost Stepped In” and continues to be the stand in drummer for the band when their regular drummer, Josh Freese, isn’t available.
In 2001 he became the current drummer for Bad Religion and has played on their albums “The Process of Belief”, The Empire Strikes First”, “New Maps of Hell” and “Dissent of Man”. Brooks has also shared drumming duty on Korn’s untitled studio album with Terry Bozzio while also acting as frontman for Hot Potty and playing drums for thrash metal band The Innocent featuring bassist Ryan Sinn (who used to be in the bands: Love Equals Death, Angels & Airwaves and The Distillers), vocalist Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through) and guitarist Dave Nassi (No Use for a Name). In March of 2008 Brooks joined the experimental industrial rock band Fear and the Nervous System with guitarist/vocalist Munky (Korn), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Leopold Ross (Error) and Zac Baird (Korn, Billy Goat). Brooks has also toured with Tenacious D.
This multi-format collection includes grooves formatted for BFD3®, BFD2®, BFD Eco®, EZDrummer®, Superior Drummer®, Addictive Drums®, Steven Slate Drums 4, Cakewalk® Session Drummer™ as well as General MIDI Standard MIDI Files which can be used with any GM compatible drum software or hardware --- this includes drum machines and synthesizers which have drum sounds.
Platinum Samples are one of the foremost producers of drum samples in the world, with over 50 years of experience in the professional music industry. The Brooks Wackerman MIDI Library was recorded over a two-day session on a Yamaha DTX900 electronic drum set.
Optimized for 1 Kick, 1 Snare, 2 Rack Toms, 2 Floor Tom, 1 Hihat, 3 Crash Cymbals & 1 Ride Cymbal
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