Adrian Young


Adrian Young
Adrian Young

Adrian Young performing with No Doubt in 2002
Background information
Birth name Adrian Samuel Young
Born

26 August 1969 (1969-08-26) (age 42)

Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts No Doubt, The Vandals, Bow Wow Wow, Unwritten Law, Dilana

Adrian Samuel Young (born August 26, 1969) is the drummer for the rock band No Doubt.

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Biography

Young's parents were hippies.[1] He has four brothers: Alex, Damian, Jeff and Aaron. His father is a teacher in Cypress CA and his stepmother, Jeanne, is currently suffering from ALS. Young is actively involved in raising money and awareness for the ALS Association of Orange County.

He began attending No Doubt's concerts after they formed in 1987, the same year he began playing the drums. In 1989, No Doubt announced that they were looking for a new drummer, and Young auditioned. At the audition, he lied saying that he had been playing for some time now.

Young is known among fans for his affinity for wearing a thong, tutu, or naked with a mohawk during performances. He wears clown-type makeup onstage and can often be seen shirtless and in his thong in the band's music videos. He is known as the jokester of the band and has been long considered the comic relief.

When not performing, in the studio or touring, Young likes to spend his time out on the golf course as he is an avid golf player.[2] He is a scratch golfer who is a much desired participant in Celebrity Golf Tournaments such as the Michael Jordan Invitational, Alice Cooper Foundation Tournament and others. Young has participated in VH-1's Fairway to Heaven numerous times.

Personal life

On October 9, 1999, on the last night of the California Club Tour at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California, Adrian proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nina Kent on stage in front of the thousand-plus fans. Young kneeled down on one knee, professed his love and asked her to smash his back doors in. On 16 January 2000, Young married his fiancée, Nina Kent. Kent gave birth to a son, Mason James Young on 9 February 2002. In May 2010, Young and his wife, Nina, gave birth to their daughter who was delivered stillborn. Nina gave birth to a baby girl called Magnolia Renée Young on 10 June 2011.[3]

Reunion with No Doubt

No Doubt announced on their official website that they would tour in the summer of 2009 with Paramore, The Sounds, Janelle Monáe, Bedouin Soundclash, Katy Perry, and Panic at the Disco. while finishing their upcoming album, which was set for release in 2010.[4][5] Tickets for the tour went on sale March 7, 2009.[6] As a special promotion for the tour, the band was giving away their entire music catalog free as a digital download with purchase of top tier seating.[7]

In 2009, No Doubt made an appearance on the television series Gossip Girl, playing a fictional band called "Snowed Out" in the episode "Valley Girls".[8] They performed their cover version of the Adam and the Ants song "Stand and Deliver".[9]

Drums

Adrian Young is a highly sought after studio drummer. He has recorded and/or performed with such bands as Bow Wow Wow, Scott Weiland, Dilana, Maroon 5, Unwritten Law, The Vandals, Bing Ji Ling, and countless others.

Equipment

Young uses Orange County Drum and Percussion drums and Zildjian cymbals and drum sticks.[10]

Drums
  • 22x18"Bass drum
  • 12x7" Snare drum
  • 14x6" Timbale
  • 10x6" Rack tom
  • 12x7" Rack tom
  • 16x14" Floor tom
Cymbals
  • 14" ZBT Plus crash
  • 18" A Custom Projection crash
  • 14" New Beat Hi-Hats
  • 21" A Rock Ride Brilliant
  • 18" Oriental China
Other
  • Zildjian signature drum sticks
  • Zildijan signature stick-bag
  • Drum Workshop pedals
  • Remo heads

Sources

References

  1. ^ Strauss, Neil. "No Doubt's Anniversary Party". Rolling Stone. January 31, 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2007.
  2. ^ "No Doubt Drummer Young, Vandals' Escalante Go Golfing". MTV News. February 9, 1999. Retrieved December 30, 2006.
  3. ^ "No Doubt's Adrian Young Expecting a Daughter – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2011-05-16. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2011/05/04/no-doubts-adrian-young-expecting-a-daughter/. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  4. ^ "2009 Tour". NoDoubt.com. 2008. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "News : No Doubt Announces 2009 Summer Tour". No Doubt. http://www.nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=20198&cmnt=1#s_comments_anchor. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  6. ^ "News : Tour Dates Announced!". No Doubt. http://www.nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=20581. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  7. ^ "News : Receive No Doubt's Entire Digital Catalog For Free With Online Ticket Purchase". No Doubt. http://www.nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=20646&cmnt=1#s_comments_anchor. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  8. ^ "News : Gossip Girl Appearance Announced!". No Doubt. 2009-02-26. http://nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=20605. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  9. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (2009-03-17). "No Doubt Say They 'All Agreed' On 'Gossip Girl' Song - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1607156/20090317/no_doubt.jhtml. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  10. ^ http://www.nduniverse.com/nxd/ndfiles/adrian/setup/kit.html

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