LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 26, 2013) – Grammy Award-winning drummer Gregg Bissonette has released Warning Will Robinson today, his first solo album in more than a decade.
Warning Will Robinson is Bissonette’s third solo release and his first pop vocal album. The album is a dynamic modern fusion of rock, pop, electronica, dubstep, funk, bebop, and jazz, along with Bissonette’s signature epic drum solos, heavy-hitting guitars from guest musicians, and a lost-in-space futuristic vibe.
The album was written and produced by brother Matt Bissonette (Elton John, Rick Springfield, Ringo Starr), featured on bass and backing vocals, and it also features a large cast of special guests, including Doug Bossi, George Bernhardt, Ron Cohen, Ellis Hall, Danny Jacob, Wally Minko, and Dan Strain. The album includes a second disc with play-along drum-stripped tracks.
Warning Will Robinson is the first independent release from Bissonette, who has become recognized as a role model for independent musicians, in partnership with CD Baby. Bissonette has launched his online drum school with DrumChannel.com, the Gregg Bissonette Drum School. With a strong influence as an educator, both online and at his drum camps, he also is able to provide students insights as a touring and session musician, providing tools, tips, and advice for indie artists, from beginners to pros. He also designed and released his new tambourine pedal with Drum Workshop.
The album release comes on the heels of Bissonette’s tour appearance with Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band. The band toured South America and Mexico for a month, ending with two dates in Las Vegas at The Palms. Bissonette has been with the All Starr Band since 2008.
Gregg Bissonette is a Grammy Award-winning drummer who has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, The Doobie Brothers, Barry Manilow, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Big Band, Enrique Iglesias, and Spinal Tap, to name just a few. He’s played on scores for TV (Friends and 10 Years) and film, including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, The Devil Wears Prada, American Pie, The Bucket List, and Enchanted.
Bissonette has played on American Idol, as well as on the Academy Award-winning song “Man or Muppet” from the major motion picture The Muppets. He also played on the Grammy winning albums Santana Supernatural and Live in Osaka with Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather.
For more information, visit greggbissonette.com. Watch the official lyrics video for the fast-paced track Mars below!