Fred Coury

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Fred Coury

Fred Coury at Festivalna Hall, Sofia, June 15, 2011.
Background information
Birth nameFred Coury
Born(1967-10-20) October 20, 1967 (age 45)
OriginJohnson City, New York, USA
GenresGlam metal
Heavy Metal
Hard rock
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1985–present
Associated actsCinderella
Arcade
London
WebsiteFred Coury Official Site
Cinderella Official Site
 
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Fred Coury

Fred Coury at Festivalna Hall, Sofia, June 15, 2011.
Background information
Birth nameFred Coury
Born(1967-10-20) October 20, 1967 (age 45)
OriginJohnson City, New York, USA
GenresGlam metal
Heavy Metal
Hard rock
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1985–present
Associated actsCinderella
Arcade
London
WebsiteFred Coury Official Site
Cinderella Official Site

Fred Coury (born October 20, 1967, in Johnson City, New York) is best known as the drummer for the glam metal band Cinderella. Coury lists Neil Peart, Peter Criss, Bobby Blotzer, Eric Carr, Tommy Lee and Tommy Aldridge as his drumming inspirations. [1]

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The early years

At age 5, Coury started taking violin lessons. At age 6 he participated in his first public performance. Between the ages of 7 and 9 he studied at the Beirut Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. At age 10 he added the trumpet to his repertoire. Finally, at age 12 he started to play the drums. By the age of 13 he was playing local bars with Sunjammer.

The professional years

Coury has played in other bands including London. In 1991 Coury left Cinderella and joined Stephen Pearcy of Ratt to form Arcade. He also briefly substituted for Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler in 1988 when health issues forced Adler off the road. Coury re-joined Cinderella after Arcade folded. In the summer of 2006, Coury and Cinderella joined Poison on a joint 20th anniversary tour. Coury also filled in for Rikki Rockett during Poison slot on the Songs from the Sparkle Lounge Tour on July 15, 2009 due to the fact that Rikki had a newborn baby the day before. Coury spends his time in Los Angeles in his recording studio Double Forte Music composing and performing music for television. He also composes music, including the goal song, for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.

Other interests

In his spare time Coury enjoys storm chasing. He is also a part-time actor and has appeared in several films. Coury performs mixes for his dance/elecronica group called Effcee. Coury is an avid NASCAR fan and can often be seen in 'pit row' alongside the crews.

As revealed during his interview with Maul Stanley, Fred is a lifelong Star Wars fan who enjoyed the films both while growing up and as an adult. He remembers seeing the original film during its opening week at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, whereas he saw the last of the series via unofficial DVD while on a Cinderella tour bus during the summer of 2005.[2]

Discography

Coury's extensive discography includes the following recordings. See References for complete list.[2] [3]

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Maul Stanley Talks Star Wars with Fred Coury". MaulStanley.com. http://www.maulstanley.com/interviews/coury.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-23.