Our first ever interviewee..... Drummer for Eric Clapton
Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, The Average White Band
and far too many others to list here
(Interviewed in 2006)

STEVE FERRONE

    Drummer Steve Ferrone

    Can you tell us what your birthstone is?
    Opal

    What instrument could you play first and how old were you then?
    My feet... I tapdanced at age 3.

    What did your parents think of your plans to become a professional musician?
    They thought it wasn't a real job, but helped me anyway.

    What was the first car you owned
    ?
    Citroen 2CV

    What else could you have been if not a musician?
    Something in construction

    What side of the bed do you sleep on?
    The Left

    Where is your favorite place on earth?
    The Pecos Wilderness New Mexico

    Is there a solution other than war for protecting our liberties and how do you explain life as it is since 911 to your children?
    Yes, but the current administration didn't take advantage of it. I tell my kids that we HAD to have done something to piss those people off so much.

    Do you believe in God?
    Yes

    What is your view on the influence of drugs in the music industry over the years?
    I have been clean and sober for 11 years now... I wish that I, and many others, had found out sooner how distructive they ALL can be.

    Where did you have your first paying job as a musician?
    Real money? In Italy

    What project are you working on at the moment?
    Project(s) Some songs I have written, gigs with my band, a blues band and Thom Rotella. Producing a new artist and doing a Tom Petty album.

    Did you save your first time on video, recording or photo?
    No

    What is your absolute weakness when it comes to sweets?
    Vanilla Ice cream... Haven't had any in a while as I am on a diet.

    Are you a clown and joy to be around?
    Ask someone that is around me... I can only say not all the time for everybody. Ask my girlfriend.

    Are you a romantic and are you in love now?
    Yes

    Were you ever too big for the room (as an ego maniac) and be honest?
    See attached photo
    Steve Ferrone a HUGE talent

    How many records have you played or sang on...can you give us some examples?
    I do not know exactly.... Many!

    Who is your favorite musician or inspiration?
    I have many favorites... My favorite singer is Marvin Gaye though.

    What would you consider your biggest accomplishment in the business to date?
    Staying alive in it.

    If you could turn back the hands of time, what would you change about your plan to make it?
    I would write more songs

     

    Many Thanks to Steve for participating!

 

     

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