Basic Background Info

Birth: September 25, 1971
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Band: Drowning Pool
Genres: Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Mike Luce is best known for his work as the drummer for the post-grunge band, Drowning Pool. Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Luce was exposed to music his entire life. Mike Luce and friend/guitarist C.J. Pierce decided to move to Dallas, Texas, to connect with another friend, Stevie Benton, who played bass.

Mike Luce and C.J. had been playing together for years, but hadn't found anyone else who really fit well enough to form a trio. They finally found their third man in Stevie Benton. The addition of frontman Dave Williams completed the group, and in 1996, Drowning Pool was born.

The band rose to fame rather quickly while on the Ozzfest tour with their 2001 debut album, Sinner. Sinner reached certified platinum within six months. Tragically, the band's frontman, Dave Williams, died in 2002 of heart failure due to a muscular disease.

The band forged on, first with Jason Jones on vocals in 2003 and then with Ryan McCombs in 2005. Their songs have been featured in World Wrestling Entertainment programs, video games, and movies.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
2001 Sinner Drowning Pool
2004 Desensitized Drowning Pool
2007 Full Circle Drowning Pool
2013 Resilience Drowning Pool


  • Mike Luce, along with the rest of the members of Drowning pool, is a supporter of 2008 United States Presidential candidate, Barack Obama.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Paiste
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Aquarian
Sticks: Vic Firth

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