Brian Tichy Biography
Brian Tichy is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as having been the drummer for Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Sass Jordan, and Ozzy Osbourne. He was the drummer of Whitesnake from 2010 to 2013. Tichy began playing drums at age eight and started playing guitar at age 12.
His earliest influences include Kiss with Peter Criss as his main influence, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden with Nicko McBrain, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Van Halen. His surname means silent in Czech and Slovak. In 2015, he became a full-time member of Operation: Mindcrime and The Dead Daisies.
Brian Tichy Age
Brian Tichy was born on August 18, 1968, in Denville, New Jersey United States. He is 50 years old as of 2018.
Brian Tichy Net worth
Brian Tichy earns his income from his businesses and also from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a musician, songwriter and record producer. He has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars.
Brian Tichy Education | Girlfriend
Brian Tichy attended Berklee College of Music from 1986 until 1990. We have no records of past relationships for Brian Tichy wife or girlfriend but we will update in due time.
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Brian Tichy Musician, songwriter and record producer
Brian Tichy toured/recorded with a multitude of artists including Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Seether, Velvet Revolver, Foreigner, Pride & Glory, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, Slash’s Snakepit, China Rain, Whitesnake and most recently The Dead Daisies.
Brian Tichy Ball
Brian Tichy has primarily toured and recorded with others playing drums, he has fronted his own band, Ball, in which he sings and plays guitar. Due to the demise of his record label (Time Bomb Recordings), Ball’s American Aggression CD never was formally released.
Ball did manage to release a CD, The Grand Human Disaster Scenario (only in Japan) in May 1999. This CD contains what were essentially the demos that led to the record deal with Time Bomb at the end of 1999. His increasing role as co-songwriter with Billy Idol that started at the end of 2003 limited his time to focus on Ball.
Brian Tichy Billy Idol
Brian Tichy writing partnership sparked the recording of Billy Idol’s first CD since 1993. Devil’s Playground (Sanctuary Records) was recorded in 2004 and contained 8 Idol/Tichy tracks. The CD was released in March 2005 and they toured for the remainder of the year.
While writing in 2006 for a follow-up Idol CD, Tichy and Idol recorded a Christmas album. This was done on their own, in Idol and Tichy’s rehearsal studio with Tichy performing drums, guitar, and bass, as well as engineering and co-producing. Happy Holidays by Idol was released in November 2006 through Best Buy and in Europe.
Brian Tichy Foreigner
Brian Tichy joined Foreigner in 1998 and remained until 2000. He rejoined briefly in 2007 substituting for Jason Bonham. He then returned from 2008 until 2010, recording the album Can’t Slow Down. He returned for one show in summer 2011, substituting for Mark Schulman, who had recently lost his father. Tichy rejoined Foreigner for the month of August 2012 for live performances, replacing the departed Schulman once again.
Brian Tichy Recent projects
Brian Tichy filled in for Seether drummer John Humphrey in April 2007, toured with Foreigner through spring of 2009 (replacing Jason Bonham), and recently completed a multi-year involvement with Billy Idol. He has written music for television and film and recorded with European female metal singer Marya Roxx.
On September 25, 2010, Tichy organized, produced and played in the drummer tribute “Bonzo, The Groove Remains the Same”, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the death of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham. In 2011, Tichy formed S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing) as a guitarist, with vocalist Sass Jordan, bassist Michael Devin, and drummer Tommy Stewart. In 2014, Tichy joined ‘Sweet & Lynch’, featuring Michael Sweet, George Lynch, and James Lomenzo.
Brian Tichy Whitesnake
Brian Tichy was announced as the new drummer for Whitesnake on June 18, 2010. Tichy quit Whitesnake on January 4, 2013, to focus on S.U.N.
Brian Tichy Speedbag
Brian Tichy became a speed bag enthusiast while on tour with Foreigner and quickly got with some of the best speed baggers around to learn and increase his own skills. During the 2009–10 tour with Foreigner,
Tichy hung several-speed bag wall units inside the bands’ equipment truck and created the infamous “Speed Bag Truck”, hosting area speed bag enthusiasts from various areas when the band played in their town.
Some of the best speed bag talent in the U.S. joined Tichy in the truck before concerts, punching away. Soon after, he began promoting his own punching skills via his YouTube videos for both physical fitness, and also as a musical instrument.
He always planned to incorporate the speed bag into his drumkit, which was first unveiled during his appearance on “That Metal Show” on VH-1 classic, in April 2012, using a UBS1 freestanding floor frame from Balazboxing.
This is the first known inclusion of a speed bag by a professional drummer as a rhythm instrument in a major public appearance and is an important date in speed bag history.
Brian Tichy Drum kit
Brian Tichy has played with some of the most legendary rock legends on the planet including Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Steven Tyler, Glen Hughes, Foreigner, Lynch Mob, and Michael Schenker to name a few. Although he’s been behind a kit since the young age of 12, Tichy is not only a phenomenal percussionist but also is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.
With an extensive CV including collaborations with rock’s finest, it’s to be expected that he’s got an extensive kit too. The monstrous kit compromises of a 26” x 14” bass drum, an 18” x 18” floor tom, 2 16” x 16” floor toms and a 14” x 14” floor tom. The drums are birch, wrapped in a classic silver sparkle finish. Also included in the drum kit is a matching 14” x 5.5” snare and an additional custom made 14” x 6.5 chrome snare.
The one of a kind kit has been put together especially for the Whitesnake ‘Forever More’ tour, showcasing their 11th studio album. The kit is £2299 and we only have one, so get it while you can! If you want to see this humongous kit in the flesh, visit PMT Birmingham where the kit is on display at our dedicated drum department.
Brian Tichy Discography and touring
- With Something Unto Nothing
With Dead Daisies
- 2016: Make Some Noise
With Billy Idol
- 2005: Devil’s Playground
- 2006: Live Billy Idol DVD – TBD
- 2006: Happy Holidays Billy Idol Co-produced, recorded, engineered and mixed by Tichy and Idol. All
instruments performed by Tichy except for keys by Derek Sherinian
- 2008: The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself
- Touring drummer since 2001; US, Europe, Canada
With Derek Sherinian
- 2003: Black Utopia
- 2004: Mythology
- 2006: Blood of the Snake
- 2009: Molecular Heinosity
With Kenny Wayne Shepherd
- 2004: The Place You’re In
- 1999: Grand Human Disaster Scenario (Japan only)
- 2000: American Aggression (Only available through BrianTichy.com)
- 2001: A Study in Persistence (Only available through BrianTichy.com)
- 2003: Bleed Defeat (Only available through BrianTichy.com)
With Gilby Clarke
- 1998: Rubber
- 2002: Swag
- 2007: Gilby Clarke; Best Of
- Various years of touring the US
With Vinnie Moore
- 1996: Out of Nowhere
- Toured ’91 and ’92, opened 10 shows for Rush
With Ana Sidel
- 2005: “A Solas…”
- (8 tracks) recorded
- 1996: 12 Hits & a Bump
- 1997: Mas Feedback
- Japan and US touring
With Stevie Salas
- 1993: Presents: The Electric Pow Wow
- 1994: Back From The Living
- 1996: Anthology 1987–1994
- 1997: Le Bootleg (Live In Paris)
- 1997: Seoul Power
- 1998: The Sometimes Almost Never Was
- 2001: Shapeshifter (The Fall And Rise Of Stevie No Wonder)
- Various years of touring Japan and Europe
With Pride & Glory
- 1994: Pride & Glory
- Toured US, Europe, Japan
- 2000: “Juice”
- 2000: Eleven
- 2003: Big Machine
- 2004: TMG I
With Sass Jordan
- 1994: Rats and Summer Tour
With Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades
- 2007: Shaw/Blades: “Influences” (8 tracks) recorded in 2004
With Jack Blades
- 2010/TBD: 1/2 of drums on a forthcoming solo album
For MasterSource Music Catalog
- Since 2000: Chief rock songwriter. MasterSource gets music placed in TV and movies. Tichy’s include;
Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Supergroup, The Osbournes, Punk’d, Pimp My Ride, and countless others.
- 1991: China Rain – Bed of Nails
- 1992: RawHead – Flounder
- 1993: The Gallows Humor – “In Dying Need”
- 1994: Guitar’s Practicing Musicians, Vol. 3 (Pride & Glory – “The Wizard”)
- 1997: Return of the Comet – Tribute to Ace Frehley; “Rip It Out”, all instruments and vox…
- 1998: Taisuke – Heavy Pop
- 1999: Shameless – Backstreet Anthems
- 2000: Shameless – Queen 4 a Day
- 2001: Sweet Emotion – The Songs of Aerosmith Tribute
- 2004: Richie Kotzen – Shapes of Things to Come (bonus track)
- 2005: Iron Maiden Tribute: Numbers from the Beast; “Run to the Hills” with Michael Schenker and Tony Franklin
- 2006: The Beatles Tribute: Butchering the Beatles; “Tomorrow Never Knows” with Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and Blasko
- 2006: Marco Mendoza: Live for Tomorrow (3 tracks)
- 2007: Maarja: Produced by Kevin Shirley (Zeppelin, Maiden) featuring Derek Sherinian, Paul Crook, and Scott Metaxas
- 2009: Ace Frehley: Anomaly – “Fox on the Run”