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  Scott Rockenfield

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Scott Rockenfield

Scott Rockenfield, born June 15, 1963 in Seattle, Washington, is an American musician best known for being the co-founder and drummer of the progressive metal band, Queensrÿche (1982–present). He also helped form the hard rock band, Slave to the System.

Scott first began playing the drums at the age of eleven; his parents got him a cheap drum kit for Christmas.

In 1980, Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton formed the band Cross+Fire, covering songs from popular heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. A short time later guitarist Chris DeGarmo and bassist Eddie Jackson joined Cross+Fire, and the band changed its name to The Mob. In 1982, with the addition of vocalist Geoff Tate, the band changed its name once again — Queensrÿche.

In addition to fifteen albums with Queensrÿche, Rochenfield has collaborated with on a number of outside recording projects. In 2000, Rochenfield and Paul Speer wrote and recorded an instrumental progressive rock album, Hells Canyon. In 2001, Rockenfield joined former Queensrÿche guitarist, Kelly Gray, and the Brother Cane members, Damon Johnson and Roman Glick, in a hard rock project named Slave to the System; they released one album which was re-released ed in 2006 on Spitfire Records. In 2008, Rockenfield released a solo album, The X Chapters. In 2013, Rockenfield played drums on the Headless album, Growing Apart.

Scott Rockenfield is also a Grammy-nominated film composer.


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