Brooks Wackerman

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Brooks Wackerman is a well-known American drummer for the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. Previously, he was a member of various other bands, including the American punk rock group Bad Religion and the American rock group Mass Mental. He has also collaborated with Avril Lavigne, Terry Bozzio, Tom DeLonge, and John Spiker, among others. Since he began his music career in 1991, he has been active in numerous musical genres, including heavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock, and punk rock. Brooks has also collaborated with the rock band Tenacious D for almost a decade, appearing in their music videos and playing drums.

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Brooks Wackerman’s Career

Brooks Wackerman began his musical career at a relatively young age when he joined the group Bad4Good during his teenage years. One year after he joined the group, their debut record was published with the assistance of Steve Vai. The record titled “Refugee” was created by Steve on his own. Brooks played drums for the funk metal ensemble ‘Infectious Grooves between 1993 and 2000 after the group split.

During his tenure with the band, Brooks contributed to two albums: 1994’s “Groove Family Cyco” and 2000’s “Mas Borracho.” In 2000, he quit the group to work on the album ‘Look What I Almost Stepped Into’ with ‘The Vandals’.He replaced Bobby Schayer as the drummer for the American punk rock group Bad Religion in 2001.

Brooks was the youngest member of the band, as every other member was at least ten years older than him! He spent fourteen years with the band recording five albums, including “The Process of Belief” in 2001, “The Empire Strikes First” in 2004, “New Maps of Hell” in 2007, “The Descent of Man” in 2010, “True North” in 2013, and “Christmas Songs” in 2013. In 2015, he left Bad Religion in search of new challenges.

Meanwhile, Brooks Wackerman joined Tenacious D in 2006 as a drummer for their “The Pick of Destiny” tour. He performed for them at numerous festivals and concerts before joining their “Rise of the Fenix” tour.

During the tour, Jack Black gave him the nickname “Thunderskin.” He also appeared on several celebrity talk shows, including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”

Wackerman joined the American heavy metal band ‘Avenged Sevenfold’ as their new drummer in 2015, seeking a fresh challenge. In October 2016, Brooks recorded his first full-length album named “The Stage” with the band.

The drummer has collaborated with Avril Lavigne for the song “Under My Skin” and Tom DeLonge for the song “To the Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends.” He has also collaborated with the band ‘Korn’ on an untitled album and formed the thrash metal band ‘Innocent’ with bassist Ryan Sinn.

Brooks’s Personal Life

Brooks Wackerman was born in the United States on February 15, 1977. Wackerman has two brothers named Chad and Zach. Chad, his brother, is a session drummer who has performed with Frank Zappa.

Estimated Net Worth

Brooks Wackerman is one of the wealthiest and most well-known drummers. According to our investigation, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Brooks Wackerman has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.