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Jimmy DeGrasso (born March 16, 1963 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American heavy metal drummer.

DeGrasso has performed with Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Ozzy Osbourne, White Lion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Y&T. Most recently, DeGrasso is a former member of Megadeth, a multi-platinum heavy metal band.

He was Alice Cooper's drummer who played in Waynes World (at the very end of the 'Hey Stoopid' tour), South America '95, Summer '96 and '97 tours. Prior to his work with Alice Cooper, he played with Talas (before they recorded), Suicidal Tendencies and White Lion.

DeGrasso played on Dave Mustaine’s (Megadeth vocalist/guitarist) solo album, MD.45 in 1995. Mustaine asked him to join Megadeth in 1998 as drummer and continue the bands’ Cryptic Writings Tour. He was asked to play with Megadeth five days before the next show. He walked around with a walkman all day to memorize the songs. DeGrasso recorded and toured behind Megadeth’s Risk album in 1999-2000, The World Needs A Hero in 2000-2001 and was featured on Megadeth's first ever live CD and DVD release, Rude Awakening in 2002.

Since Megadeth, DeGrasso has performed at the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in 2002, Ultimate Drummers Weekend in Australia, Drummer Live in the United Kingdom and toured with Stone Sour (Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor’s side project) and guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. He is a highly sought after session player and drummer.

He currently resides in San Jose, California, where he runs his own drum shop, San Jose Pro Drum. He also is currently the drummer on the David Lee Roth tour.


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