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  • John Tempesta on a White Zombie classic

    In 1994, The Cult's John Tempesta got his first big break when he joined White Zombie. Their 1995 album, Astro-Creep: 2000, with John behind the kit, introduced a new element to White Zombie's sound with Charlie Clouser adding programmed beats and loops to the core unit of Tempesta, bassist Sean Yseult and guitarist Jay Noel Yuenger, aka J.

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  • Why is it still exciting to play with The Cult?

    I’ve always been a fan of The Cult, since I was a kid. I remember wearing the Love shirt and I remember seeing them on the Electric tour. Doing that tour last year [the 25th anniversary of Electric] was really exciting for me cause it’s one of my top favorites.

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  • Monster Energy Welcome's John Tempesta

    In a career spanning two decades, drummer John Tempesta has built a body of work that's deservedly earned him a place among metal's most popular and well-respected players. Presently, John can be found touring the world behind the drum throne of The Cult.

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Tour Dates

Signature Snare Sound Legacy Speed Cobra Artist's Response Modern Drummer Festival 1997 John Tempesta Clinic