Brooks Wackerman

About Brooks Wackerman

Who is it?: Musician
Birth Day: February 15, 1977
Birth Place: United States of America, United States
Genres: Heavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock, punk rock
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Drums, percussion
Years active: 1990–present
Labels: Capitol, Warner Bros., Epitaph, Emotional Syphon Recordings
Associated acts: Avenged Sevenfold, Bad4Good, Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies, the Vandals, Bad Religion, Tenacious D, Fear and the Nervous System, Mass Mental, Tom DeLonge

Brooks Wackerman

Brooks Wackerman was born on February 15, 1977 in United States of America, United States, is Musician. Brooks Wackerman is an American musician who is popularly known as the drummer of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. He had previously been associated with several other bands including the American punk rock band Bad Religion and the American rock band Mass Mental. He has also been associated with other artists like Avril Lavigne, Terry Bozzio, Tom DeLonge and John Spiker. A versatile artiste, he has been involved in several genres of music, including heavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock, and punk rock since his music career started back in 1991. Brooks has also worked with the rock band ‘Tenacious D’ for over ten years, making appearances in their music videos as well as playing drums.
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Popular As Brooks Wackerman
Occupation Musicians
Age 47 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 15, 1977 (United States of America, United States)
Birthday February 15
Town/City United States of America, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Brooks Wackerman’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Brooks Wackerman was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Wackerman started his musical career as a teen with a group called Bad4Good in 1991. Under Steve Vai's guidance, the band released one album in 1992 called Refugee, produced by Vai himself. However, the band disbanded shortly after. From 1993 to 2000, Wackerman was a member of Infectious Grooves, playing drums on the albums Groove Family Cyco in 1994 and Mas Borracho in 2000 as well as touring with the band. Shortly after his departure, he performed drums for the 2000 Vandals' album Look What I Almost Stepped In....


In 2006, for The Pick of Destiny tour, Wackerman was selected to feature as the Drummer for Tenacious D due to his previous work on the Vandals' Look What I Almost Stepped In... album, which both Jack Black and Kyle Gass cameo on. He would go on to play for Tenacious D at various festivals as well as support act and benefit concerts throughout 2008 to 2011. in 2012, Wackerman played with Tenacious D again on their Rize of the Fenix tour where he got the nickname "Thunderskin" from Jack Black for comical remark, making appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. They also performed at the 2012 Rock am Ring Festival. Wackerman also appeared in the music videos for their songs "Roadie" and "Rize of the Fenix". He would perform on their 2012 EP Tenacious D Jazz and their 2015 live album Tenacious D Live.


Wackerman formerly fronted Kidneys alongside fellow Tenacious D band member John Spiker. Initially, his brother, John Wackerman played with Kidneys, but he would later be replaced by Todd Hennig (Death By Stereo). A full-length self-titled album was released in 2007, and another album in 2012, entitled Hold Your Fire, is available for digital download. The band split ways in 2012.


Alongside Terry Bozzio, Wackerman contributed drums and percussion for Korn's untitled album. He is the frontman for Hot Potty. Wackerman is also the Drummer for the Innocent, a thrash metal band featuring Bassist Ryan Sinn (formerly of Angels & Airwaves and the Distillers), vocalist Brandan Schieppati (Bleeding Through), and Guitarist Dave Nassie (No Use for a Name). In March 2008, Wackerman joined Korn Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer's newest solo project, experimental industrial rock band Fear and the Nervous System, alongside vocalist Steve Krolikowski (Repeater), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Leopold Ross (Error), and Zac Baird (Korn, Billy Goat). Brooks also played drums for Avril Lavigne. Brooks filled in for Travis Barker during Blink-182's 2013 tour of Australia in the Soundwave festival as well as their sideshows. Brooks was hired to record drums on former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge's debut solo album To The Stars, appearing on the track "New World".


On November 4, 2015, it was revealed that Wackerman was the new Drummer for Avenged Sevenfold. Brooks was working with the band one year prior to the official announcement, because the band wanted to "fit in" with the new Drummer. Like the previous Drummer Arin Ilejay, but unlike the rest of the band members, he currently does not have a stage name. His first full-length album with the band was their October 2016 release The Stage, which showcased his progressive style of drumming, often using fast double-bass kicks and blast beats.

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