Robin Goodridge – The Ace of Alternative Rock Drummer

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Robin James Goodridge is a drummer who is most known for his work with Bush, an alternative rock band. Later in his career, he worked with bands including Spear of Destiny, Elyss, and The Stone Gods. Goodridge departed from Elyss between 2006-2007 and reappeared in the band Spear of Destiny in 2007 then left the band in 2008 to join The Stone Gods. In early 2010, Robin departed from The Stone Gods to return to playing with the Bush reunion.

Robin Goodridge Early Journey

Robin Goodridge was born on 24 May 1964 in London, England. However, his parents were actually Jamaican immigrants. Robin Goodridge had an interest in music at a young age like most of the people who would become good drummers. He began playing the drums when he was 13 years old and attended Alleyns School. His music career started when he worked in a reggae band called Shama in 1981. He credits that band for the experience in stick playing that helped him in later life.

Robin Goodridge
Robin Goodridge

Growing up, Robin looked up to his older brother Steven, who was a drummer. When his brother left home, he left behind his drum kit. The younger Goodridge saw his opportunity, took the pointers his brother had taught him and learned the rest by trial and error. The Who‘s drummer Keith Moon was a big influence.

After starting his career with Shama, Robin Goodridge joined the band Eruption at the same time they were recording their album On The Rocks. After touring with them for years, Robin Goodridge eventually became a full-time member of the band. In 1989, he left Eruption to join the band Bush.

Robin Goodridge Joined Bush

Bush was in their early years at the time and Robin Goodridge helped them to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of all time. He played on six of their albums and was with them until they disbanded in 2002.

Bush is a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, lead guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, and drummer Nik Hughes. In 1994, Bush found immediate success outside the UK with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. After that, they become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States and 20 million records worldwide.

In 1994, Bush found immediate success outside the UK with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. They went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States and 20 million records worldwide.

After Bush, Robin Goodridge had another notable run with the band Spear of Destiny on their album Karma to Burn. He also played with The Stone Gods and is currently part of a project called TSP. In 2004, Robin Goodridge recorded with the British rock band Elyss. Although they have not released any new material since. Also In 2006, Goodridge began drumming for indie rock band Spear of Destiny and appeared on their 2007 album, Imperial Prototype.

Robin Goodridge Performing
Robin Goodridge performing

Some might say that Robin Goodridge has only obtained success because he is a white man playing in bands fronted by black men. However, that is not the case. He has worked hard for everything that he has achieved and is an excellent drummer. In fact, he might just be the best drummer of all time.

Robin Goodridge eventually moved on to work with bands such as Spear of Destiny and The Stone Gods. He has been the drummer for both of those groups for over a decade. Robin Goodridge still tours today and is one of the best drummers you can find in alternative rock music.

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