Basic Background Info

Birth: February 15, 1977
Location: Long Beach, California
Band: Bad Religion, The Vandals, Kidneys, The Innocent, Fear and the Nervous System
Genres: Rock, Punk
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician



Brooks Wackerman studied drums with Chuck Flores and Murray Spivack as a child. Before he was a teenager, Brooks Wackerman joined his first professional band, Bad 4 Good. This young band released a very successful debut album with Interscope Records.

Brooks Wackerman then played with Infectious Grooves and Suicidal Tendencies. Brooks Wackerman shared the drumming for punk band The Vandals with drum superstar Josh Freese. In 1997, Brooks Wackerman created the band Hot Potty. Hot Potty recorded two albums, Hot Potty and One Step Closer to Broadway.

Brooks started performing with punk icons Bad Religion in 2001 when drummer Bobby Schaver injured his arm. To date, Brooks Wackerman recorded five albums with Bad Religion and toured extensively.

Brooks Wackerman also shared drum duties with Terry Bozzio on Korn's album Untitled and drummed with thrash metal band The Innocent. Brooks Wackerman joined Tenacious D for their 2006-2007 tour.

Most recently, Brooks Wackerman worked with Munky, Billy Gould, Leopold Ross, and Zac Baird in Fear and the Nervous System. With The Kidneys, Brooks, John Spiker, and John Wackerman released their self-titled debut in late 2007.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1992 Refugee Bad 4 Good
1994 Groove Family Cyco Infectious Grooves
1995 Live Fast, Diarrhea The Vandals
1995 To Die For Danny Elfman
1996 Christmas with the Vandals: Oi to the World! The Vandals
1996 Glory Daze Original Soundtrack
1997 Baptizm of Fire Glenn Tipton
1997 Friends & Family Suicidal Tendencies
1997 Generations, Vol. 1: A Punk Look at Human Rights Various Artists
1997 Prime Cuts: The Best of Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
1997 Yeah! Kenneth Keith Kallenbach
1998 Six the Hard Way Suicidal Tendencies
1999 Freedumb Suicidal Tendencies
2000 Free Your Soul and Save My Mind Suicidal Tendencies
2000 Look What I Almost Stepped In... The Vandals
2000 Mas Borracho Infectious Grooves
2001 Burning the Process Pressure 4-5
2001 Friends & Family, Vol. 2 Suicidal Tendencies
2001 Friends and Family, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2001 Live in Tokyo Mass Mental
2001 Making Noise: A Tribute to Weezer Various Artists
2001 Problem Child Cyco Miko
2002 Process of Belief Bad Religion
2004 50 First Dates Original Soundtrack
2004 Drum Nation, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2004 Empire Strikes First Bad Religion
2004 Under My Skin Avril Lavigne
2004 Wonderful Life Lara Fabian
2005 Under My Skin Avril Lavigne
2006 Baptizm of Fire Glenn Tipton
2006 Live at the Palladium Bad Religion
2007 Drum Duets, Vol. 1 John Wackerman
2007 New Maps of Hell Bad Religion
2007 Untitled Korn
2007 Dos Culver City Dub Collective
2010 Funk It Up & Punk It Up: Live in France, '95 Ciko Myko and Infectious Grooves
2010 Dissent of Man Bad Religion
2013 Christmas Songs Bad Religion
2013 True North Bad Religion


  • Brooks and his three brothers are all musicians. Bob plays bass and Chad and John both play drums.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Zildjian 
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Evans
Sticks: Vic Firth

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