Most of you have heard of the abominable Dr. C.h.u.d., the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Drummer, due to the six years he spent with the legendary punk rock group known as The Misfits.
Born as David Calabrese (1964, Lodi, New Jersey) Dr. Chud graduated from Lodi High School with Doyle in 1982. He also played in local Lodi bands Sardonica, and Sacred Trash before joining the reformed Misfits.
Dr. Chud's first stint in the music buisiness landed him with Dan Kidney And The Pulsations. While in Dan Kidney And The Pulsations is where Chud got his name. After eight years in Dan Kidney Chud joined Sardonica.
During his time in Sardonica, he also played drums with Jerry Only and Doyle in the ill-faited christan metal band Kryst The Conqueror to help out the current drummer 'The Murp' who didn't show up much.
It took time for The Misfits to actually be The Misfits so during a drawn out and complicated battle between the bands original singer Glenn Danzig and Jerry as to who really owns the band's name, Chud started a side-project known as Sacred Thrash. Chud wrote, played guitar and even sang on the bands debut and only release known simply as "Sacred Trash". When the legal battles with Glenn Danzig and Caroline records were over, and Jerry and Doyle could play as the Misfits Sacred Trash was disbanded. Auditions were held and ultimatly Chud was chosen as Misfits drummer.
1996 saw a nation-wide "ressurection tour" and almost immediatly following that tour Dr. Chud, Jerry Only, Doyle & Michale were in the studio recording the bands first record in roughly 20 years for Geffen Records. The record was to be called "American Psycho" and featured quite a few songs penned by Dr. Chud. two years, numerous tours, (with acts like Megadeth, Marilyn Manson and Anthrax to name a few), singles, and a live record totaly overseen by Chud passed. Then the group hit the studio again this time for RoadRunner Records, and the album was "Famous Monsters".
About the same time Chud and fellow Misfit Jerry Only recorded "1969" with Joey Ramone for a Iggy Pop tribute record "They Will Fall", the track was later used on the late Joey Ramone's solo record entitled "Don't Worry About Me".
Extensive touring followed and in 1998 the Misfits released 'Evil Live 2' produced, enginered and recorded by Dr. Chud during the 'American Psycho' tour. The album was dedicated to Chud's late father Carl Calabrese Sr.
In 1999 The Misfits released 'Famous Monsters' the record was in post-production at Chud's 'Creepy Attic Studio' in his home town of Lodi, NJ. Durring the period Dr Chud was in The Misfits himself and Michale Graves (former Misfits singer) started the side-band 'The Lost Boys'.
During the middle of a tour in 2000, singer Michale Graves and drummer Dr. Chud walked off stage and announced their departure from the band due to conflicts of intrest with certain members of "management". Dr. Chud was replaced by former Ramones drummer Manny Ramon, or Myke Hideous as he is called now.
Michale and Chud intended to work together on a project entitled "Graves" however Michale re-joined the Misfits for breif Aniversery, tour leaving Chud to move on. He's recently appeared on the "Fast Times" record and is gearing up for a Halloween 2001 solo record.
In addition to his work with Jerry Only Dr. Chud played drums with Joey Ramone for "1969" on the Iggy Pop tribute album, and also produced the Sardonica re-release of 'Your Own Back Yard'. He has also played with "Specific Ocean", not to mention countless demos and studio recordings with other bands.