Russ Miller is internationally known as one of the top drummers of today. As a Multi-Platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy® award winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies. His musical versatility has led him to work with an incredible list of over 50 international artists from legends like Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner & Bobby Caldwell through modern stars, Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Bedingfield and Meredith Brooks. As a star of the Los Angeles studio scene, the Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll has repeatedly voted Russ in the top 5 Studio Drummers in the world, including 2010, when he was voted the #2 Session drummer. He has performed on more than 250 albums (including many #1 Billboard hits like Nelly Furtado's "Whoa Nelly" and Hilary Duff's "Metamorphosis"). Russ has also recorded for many T.V. shows and over 50 international movies (such as #1 box office titles like "Chicken Little", "Fracture", "Lakeview Terrace", "Resident Evil Apocalypse", as well as, the "Percy Jackson" and "Boondock Saints" series of movies, just to name a few). Along with his many sideman recording credits, he has been a staple on T.V. “house bands”. Such as “American Idol”, for all of their “Mentoring Sessions”. Russ also has four critically acclaimed solo albums, Cymbalism, Arrival and the Arrival Live concert DVD/CD and his latest with the "Arrival Trio" entitled "Chegada3". In addition, Russ performs educational clinics throughout the world for Mapex Drums, Zildjian, Remo, Vic Firth, Porter & Davies Tactile monitoring, Hercules stands, Prologix, ReAl Audio Electronics, SKB Cases and Meinl music instruments, for which he maintains product endorsement relationships and multiple signature instruments. Russ also has authored two books: The Drum Set Crash Course and Transitions, along with his three videos, "Arrival-Behind The Glass" from Hudson Music, The Drum Set Crash Course and The Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition from Alfred Publications. A 7-time Modern Drummer readers poll winner, Russ' solo projects were voted the #1 educational books and videos in the world (2001-2004).
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1.) Just finished "Ride" starring Helen Hunt, with composer Julian Wass
2.) Finished "Transcendence" starring Johnny Depp, due out in April.
3.) Still working on Continuum Season 3, with composer Jeff Danna
4.) Out on DVD:
Percy Jackson "Sea of Monsters": Mega Fantasy Franchise
"Planes" from Disney
The New "Arrival Trio" album is finished stay tuned for released date!
Just finished Italian Artist "Massimo's" Latest, with Maurizio Metalli producing
- The March "Fill of the Month" is up in the Online Classroom. The 6th of every month is a new "Fill" lesson. If you are a student of the classroom, it is included in your enrollment and free!
- The RussMiller.com Online Classroom is Launched!! Get serious about your drumming. Click the "NAV" bar at the top of the page, or this link below. There is a special introductory pricing.
- Media Store New Releases:
"Arrival Live" HD (Blu-Ray) digital download. You can now purchased the previously un-released "Blu-Ray" version of the "Arrival Live" in concert DVD. It is sized for I-Pad, and other handheld devices. Go directly to the online classroom media store!
- Russ' new "Lesson Packs" on the Drum Guru App are up and running. The latest is the "Island Grooves" pack. Here is the link:
- We are working on a "Tour Dates" page right now, here at russmiller.com. Watch for it soon.
- Russ will be playing the Columbus Pro Percussion "Drum Daze/Modern Drummer" festival on 3.30.14 in Columbus, Ohio
Tickets are available now:
** Location is the "Capitol Theatre" in downtown, Columbus
Watch for Asian tour dates in May/June coming soon!
Here is the new "Arrival -Chegada3" Promotional video, sneak peak!: