Ron Riddle joined Blue Oyster Cult in July 1987 for a European tour. Riddle was recruited by Buck Dharma, who had seen him playing with a band in upstate New York.
Previously Ron Riddle had studied Arranging and Composition at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. Riddle had also worked with progressive band Happy the Man, and recorded the album "Crafty Hands" with them in 1977. He also recorded with Gary Windo and The Burns Sisters, Mick Ronson (guitarist with David Bowie) and The Cars.
He was part of The Red and The Black project with Buck Dharma and Jon Rogers that existed concurrently with BOC in 1990.
Since leaving Blue Oyster Cult in May of 1991 he played with bass virtuoso Stuart Hamm, and Israeli guitarist David Broza, and also wrote a symphonic piece. When Riddle left Blue Oyster Cult, he was replaced by Chuck Bürgi.
These days, Riddle has found success as a composer of film music, having scored the soundtracks to TV shows such as National Geographic, Disney, Audubon, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.