5 Drummerszone artists - Mike Malinin

Mike Malinin
* October 10, 1967
United States
Michael Theodore Malinin joined the Goo Goo Dolls as their new drummer in January 1995, after a brief jam session with founding members Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac in late 1994, who were seeking to replace Original drummer George Tutuska.

Mike Malinin announced his departure in late December 2013.

Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme, JR filled in for Malinin during live shows.

Mike Malinin began studying drums in the summer of 1979. His first instructor was Mike Cottom, and he then studied with Harry Hawthorne at the University of Miami until 1985, when he graduated from high school and headed to Denton, Texas, to attend the University of North Texas. While in Denton, Malinin played in many bands, including Angry Jasmine, Last Rites, and Caulk. He played on Caulk's first release, entitled Learn to Take.

Mike Malinin eventually dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles in July 1992 with his friend and fellow musician Robert Cooper. After playing in various short-lived bands, he joined Careless (featuring Brian Baker) around 1994. Baker eventually left the band and began playing with Bad Religion, and Malinin landed a gig with the Goo Goo Dolls in January 1995.

mike Malinin has a side project called Forty Marshas. Other members of the band include Robert Cooper (Pete Droge), Korel Tunador (Katy Perry), Jason Freese (Green Day), Brad Fernquist (New Radicals, Michelle Branch, Fastball), Sarah Meech (Continue the Lie), Krista Galante, Efrem Schulz (Death by Stereo), Jason Sikora, Brian Schulmeister (Amungus), Mitch Marine (Smashmouth, Dwight Yoakam), John Avila (Oingo Boingo), and Rick Garcia (Green Car Motel, Act of Faith).


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