Gil Sharone

Los Angeles native Gil Sharone is highly regarded as one of the most versatile session and touring drummers in the world, who is known for his creativity, authenticity & strong pocket.

Gil is a multiple-time industry award winner, an educator/clinician, and an active member of the bands, Marilyn Manson, Stolen Babies and Team Sleep. His work further extends into film and television scores including Deadpool 2, Guardians of The Galaxy 2, John Wick 1 and 2, The Punisher and Kingdom. He has recently co-written & performed on songs for DC Comics' Dark Nights: Metal soundtrack with Tyler Bates and Mike Elizondo.

Possessing a unique skill set, Gil Sharone came to notoriety in the rock world as a member of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer and Marilyn Manson. However, he is widely known as an expert in several other genres. Reggae, ska & rocksteady were part of his earliest influences along with jazz, funk, hip hop and fusion.

Gil established himself in the Jamaican styles playing with legends like Eek-A-Mouse, HR of Bad Brains, and Dave Wakeling, which inspired him to author an award-winning DVD and book, Wicked Beats. You will also hear him on recent featured performances with Slightly Stoopid and the Grammy Award winning Morgan Heritage.


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Jerry Cantrell
Recorded Original Song “A Job To Do” for John Wick 2
Zak Starkey
Recorded/Performed with Zak's Band SSHH
Tyler Bates
Live Drummer at Movie Score Malaga (2017)
David Hasselhoff
Recorded on Single "Heroes" (2018)
Laura Marano
Recorded Single "So Unlike Me"
Live Drummer (1999)
Bad Brains Feat. Angelo Moore
Recorded on the Track "Ragga Dub" (Perro Bravo Remix)
H.R. (from Bad Brains)
Touring Drummer (Sep. 2001)
Dave Wakeling (English Beat/General Public)
Live Drummer (2000-2003)
Live Drummer (2004)
Fill in Touring Drummer for Travis Barker (2006)
X-Factor TV Show
Recorded Various Song Performances (2012)
Joey Altruda (Ska/Reggae Allstars)
Live Drummer
Recorded all drums on the album "Atavist" (2011)
Recorded all drums on the EP "Eyes On Fire" (2009)
Blackbird McKnight (Funkadelic)
Live Drummer (2001)


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Gil Sharone
Late Night With Seth Myers
Guest Drummer — April 2018
Voted #4 Best Metal Drummer
Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017
Musicians Friend Featured Artist
February 2016 Issue
Top 10 Best International Rock Drummer
Music Radar/Rhythm Magazine Polls 2016
Best Clinician Runner Up
Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2014
Voted #2 Best Alternative Drummer
Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2013
DW Drums 40th Anniversary Clinic Tour '12
Modern Drummer Special Reggae Edition
Co-edited & Featured In August 2012
Tam Tam Drum Fest ’12
PASIC ’06 & ’11
Drummer Reality Camp ’10 & ’11
Modern Drummer Festival 2010
Voted #2 Up & Coming Drummer
Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2008
Voted #5 Punk Drummer
Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2008
Drummies Award - 'Wicked Beats'
DRUM Magazine Drumming DVD of the Year 2011
Cape Breton Int’l Drum Fest ’05

Highly regarded as one of the most versatile session and touring drummers in the world, Gil Sharone is known for his creativity, authenticity & strong pocket. Check out this video gallery to get a glimpse of Gil's dynamic talent.

Check out what Gil Sharone has been up to both in the studio and on the road.

    Gil Sharone’s 'Wicked Beats' is a complete guide to the Jamaican drumming styles of  Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. Gil takes you on a musical journey through these styles and explores some of the earlier styles that helped shape them including African Nyabingi and Burru drumming.

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    Gil introduces and demonstrates classic “riddims” that are essential for achieving an authentic sound. With instructional breakdowns, stellar performances, detailed eBook and in-depth commentary, you will be able to fully grasp what these highly influential styles have to offer and apply them to your own playing!

    Develop Discipline and Endurance • Enhance Your Feel and Touch • Strengthen Your Inner Clock & Precision • Build Coordination and Dynamic Control • Develop a Solid, More Confident Sound • Improve Versatility

    Reggae Historian Roger Steffens • Jamaican Drumming Pioneer Lloyd Knibb (The Skatalites) • Reggae Drumming Legend Carlton “Santa” DavisAdrian Young (No Doubt)

    Over 11 Performances • Classic Beats and Variations of Each Style • Segment on Achieving the Right Sound • Detailed eBook with Transcriptions

    Welcome to Gil's store! You can purchase 'Wicked Beats' & other exclusive Gil Sharone products here.


    For general questions or drum lessons (skype or in-person) contact:

    For all other business inquiries (including touring, sessions, clinics & appearances) contact Patriot Management:

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