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Mar 7

Recording Bass for Adorned In Thorns

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Music

Here’s a short teaser clip of me recording a bass line for the title track on our upcoming release, “Adorned in Thorns”.

Nov 12

Deadstar Assembly – Breathe for Me at Bar Sinister Jan 2013

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Music

Here is a video of Deadstar Assembly performing our song Breathe for Me at Bar Sinister on Jan 26, 2013. We were playing with The Dreaming during the 2013 Winter NAMM Convention weekend. I had a blast this night and there are a few more songs from the set that I uploaded to my channel if you want to watch.

Sep 14

FedEx Employee Throwing Boxes

Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Music, News, Personal

It really sucks to see this FedEx Employee Throwing Boxes.

I know it’s more than likely a regular occurrence, but the thing that really bothers me about it is that so many employees that we trust to handle our stuff do this shit. It’s disrespectful and disgusting to see this. We were at Southwest Airlines last weekend getting on the plane for our NY Triton Festival show, and we asked the Airport Employees to put FRAGILE stickers on our equipment. I even politely asked them to handle my custom bass guitar with care because the coffin case I had it in was beginning to fall apart from years of abuse on the road while touring with Deadstar Assembly. Right when I turned around to walk away, I looked back for a second and watched them literally throwing our equipment cases onto the belt. They could have nicely set it down, but they chose to throw them instead. Before boarding the flight, we watched from the window as they loaded our gear onto the plane and the guy dropped Mubo’s keyboard on the ground and proceeded to throw the rest of our equipment onto the plane. It’s a shame, What’s the point of asking for Fragile stickers anymore? It seems like they see that and decide to throw it JUST BECAUSE it says FRAGILE on it. Pretty fucked up. What do you think about employees handling your belongings in this manner? Should they be fired immediately?

And here are more videos of eomployees throwing around someone’s belongings. You can find many more all over the internet too with a quick Google search:

Sep 5

Deadstar Assembly Messing Around at Rehearsals

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Music
Here’s a little clip I video taped with my New GoPro Hero Black attached to my headstock on my Schecter Bass.
We were rehearsing for the NYC Show, Triton Festival 2013 on Sept 06th, 2013
Sep 1

NatalezWorld Interview With The Dro

Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Entertainment, Music, Personal

Check out the recent NatalezWorld Interview With The Dro.

It was just posted this past week and you can read all about the new upcoming Deadstar Assembly CD, Coat of Arms as well as talks about the upcoming Triton show in NY.

Check it out at:

Feb 11

Deadstar Assembly – Killing Myself Again – Live at Bar Sinister

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Entertainment, Music

Deadstar Assembly Performing Killing Myself Again at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA. Shot by Brian Blitzkrieg on my 60D. Jan. 26th, 2013. We performed with The Dreaming.

Feb 11

Deadstar Assembly – F.Y.G. at Bar Sinister

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Entertainment, Music

Deadstar Assembly performing F.Y.G. at Bar Sinister on Jan 26th, 2013 in Hollywood, CA.
Filmed by Brian Blitzkrieg with my 60D

Jan 2

Deadstar Assembly – Into the Light Teaser

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Music

Deadstar Assembly is kicking 2013 off with some new music from our upcoming release, “Adorned In Thorns”. We have a lot more coming your way very soon! Happy New Year everyone!!

Nov 2

The Dro With Damien Elite 5 Schecter Bass

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 in Music

DROVEMBER brought to you by Schecter Guitars Research! Here’s a Photo of me killing it with the deadly Damien Elite – 5 Bass! Check it out at:
Photo: by Drew Finnie

“I do have to admit, this bass not only sounds amazing, but it’s smooth as fuck to play. I love everything about it. The Ultra Bass is bad ass too for those of you interested in Passive Basses.” -The Dro

the dro schecter The Dro With Damien Elite 5 Schecter Bass

Oct 1

Steve-O’s Standup Comedy Act

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 in Entertainment, Personal

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Last night Mel and I made a last minute decision to check out steve-o’s stand up act. I’ve seen a few videos on youtube in the past and have always been a huge fan of all of the rest of his work. For any of you who know me well, you’ll already know that I own everything the jackass guys and cky guys have ever done. I know so much about those guys that it’s borderline creepy. I guess when my fascination with Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails Started to fade, It only made sense to move onto the next thing that really put me in awe. It wasn’t that they were doing all these crazy stunts that caught my attention, it was their determination to make something out of it. It’s a similar reason to why I fell in love with wanting to be in a band. “You mean, I get to party and make money at the same time? Count me in”, said the 13yr old version of Dro.

I even had a project a few years ago, Hardcore Mayhem, which I’ve been dying to bring back. I started it in 2004 and can’t believe it’s already 2012! My whole purpose for starting that project was based on the fact that I’ve had so many crazy experiences (esp. on tour with Deadstar Assembly) that no one ever believed the things I’d been though. I knew right away that the best way to prove these things were to just video tape them and keep record. After years of starting the project, I’m still amazed at all of the things I’d forgotten about since I began recording. In the process of taping Hardcore Mayhem, I got the amazing chance to meet a lot of the people I looked up to, including some of the guys from Jackass.

I met Ryan Dunn a few times and even got him to shoot some footage with me, Met Don Vito a few times, Met Preston Lacey at the Airport by accident while carrying all the CKY and Steve-O dvd’s in my hand, I was getting ready to watch them on the plane, and so on…

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to meet Steve-O but have always admired everything he’s done the most. He’s got a way of making others smile, when you know deep down inside he’s filled with issues that no one will ever understand unless they walked a day in his shoes. I get it because a lot of my fans see me as having this amazing life, yet I sit in silence a lot thinking about how I can better myself and how shitty some things are around me.

Anyway, the whole point of this post was for me to write about how much I enjoyed his stand-up act. Steve-O did an amazing job and after the show, he did one of the things I’ve always prided myself on. After I perform on stage, I always go hang out with the fans after and make sure I take photos with everyone and anyone who wants to. I love that people support what I do and that in some way, I made their night better by just doing what I love anyway. I thought there were going to be more stunts, but I was glad there wasn’t. The best thing is that he has proven time and time again that he doesn’t really need to be hurting himself to entertain. If you ever get a chance, check out his stand-up show. You wont be disappointed, I promise!

When I got the chance to finally speak with him, I wanted to make sure I let him know that I had footage of that I shot with Ryan Dunn for Hardcore Mayhem. I asked him if his email address wasn’t on his website, if he could please write it in the book for me. (I purchased the bad-ass book he just released a few months ago about his life). I let him know I wanted to send him some videos. He was a bit hesitant and then I quickly realized what I said. I’m sure thousands of kids want to send him footage of themselves performing idiotic stunts because they think he can do something to help make them famous for it. I Immediately re-worded it and let him know that they were videos I shot with DUNN. He was nice and trusting enough to let me have his email and now I’m excited to grab those mini dv tapes from my mom’s house so I can show him some of the footage. I guess this whole thing is important to me because Ryan showed me an awesome time when I got to meet him and agreed to do something most celebrities wont. I felt really shitty when I heard he passed away and I’m sure so did all of the Jackass crew. Even if they weren’t friends anymore or if they were having issues. It’s still someone who was a big part of their lives.

Lastly, I began reading his book last night and it’s awesome. Go check it out if you haven’t picked up a copy. I never read books, and I had a very hard time putting this one down last night. It has 5/5 stars for a reason & You can get your copy here:

Professional Idiot: A Memoir

and i am,
the dro

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