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Chris Pennie

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Chris Pennie is the drummer of the progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He was the drummer and co-founder of the band The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Chris started playing drums at the age of 13, and at age 16 decided he wanted to pursue music seriously. He spent two years at Berklee College of Music and received a degree in Music Synthesis, focusing on electronic music composition and manipulation

As far as drummers, Pennie has cited Lars Ulrich and Stewart Copeland as his main early influences. In regard to his current playing, Sean Reinert is one of his biggest inspirations. He’s also emphasized on several occasions that listening to and playing a diverse assortment of music has been an integral part in developing his style, noting such eclectic influences as 70’s jazz-rock fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra, technical metal bands Meshuggah, Cynic, and electronic-influenced groups such as Nine Inch Nails and DJ Shadow.

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  • dr_porkchop

    Such an amazing drummer, I must say Coheed & Cambria > everything, however the drumming on Year Of The Black Rainbow is insane, I also adore his work on Calculating Infinity.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Sho-Ki-Kat

    great drumming

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • phihxchockey

    ben and chris couldn't stand each other thats why he left the band saying what band is better is a waste

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • BrandonWillyums

    I would join Coheed just to hangout with Claudio's hair.

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    I'll go with the more extreme view and say that Coheed is gay as fuck. I had to mosh to that fucking band to get a good place at Coachella for Faith No More. I saw DEP there too, and I was as far forward as I could be right against the rails, and they killed. Why Chris Pennie would want to drastically decrease the technicality and enjoyability of what he gets to play on stage is a mystery to me.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • boniboni

    Dillenger > Coheed and cambria. Period [2]

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Hekhael

    Dillenger > Coheed and cambria. Period

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Bengal_Chris

    Coheed > Dillinger and I love both bands.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DIllinger44

    He's one of my favourite drummers. It's a shame that he's now playing for Coheed.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • FiskeMetovi

    is there any song like this?

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • HalfEatenPear

    Dillinger > Coheed (3)

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • NateBiggity

    I enjoy Dillinger and Coheed equally, but the move he made seems strange to me. Dillinger is such a drummer oriented band, you'd think he would love the challenge and attention. Then again, maybe he just wanted to try something new.

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • PF-Inferno

    what he does on calculating infinity is just facinating

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • xbloodyXwristsx

    Dillenger > Coheed and cambria

    25 Jun 2008 Reply

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