Frank Ferrer (born 1966) is an American rock drummer and session musician. In October 2006, Ferrer became an official member of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses after serving as the band's emergency substitute drummer for Bryan Mantia on several occasions during the band's summer 2006 European tour. Ferrer is also a member of The Psychedelic Furs as well as a former member of Love Spit Love. He has recorded and worked with several high profile musicians including The Beautiful, Robi "Draco" Rosa, and Sarah Clifford.
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Frank was born March 25, 1966 from Cuban parents and raised in New York. His father was a Latin percussionist. He has stated at an interview at the School of Rock,Chatham, NJ that at age 11 he saw a Kiss concert and it was there he first started to love Rock music.
In 1992 he joined Love Spit Love, which featured guitarist Richard Fortus. Since then he has gone on to play with other bands such as the second incarnation of the Psychedelic Furs and Honky Toast (both of those bands also featured Fortus), The Beautiful, The The, Pisser, The Compulsions, Robi "Draco" Rosa, Sarah Clifford, Gordan Gano and was a founding member of NYC heavy-groove legends Ratchethead. He has also toured with Doro Pesch and Tommy Stinson.
In July 2006, Frank Ferrer joined Guns N' Roses during their European Tour to replace Bryan "Brain" Mantia, who had returned to the United States for personal reasons. Ferrer has since become full-time drummer for G'N'R, and recorded a portion of the drum parts for the album Chinese Democracy.
Ferrer has also worked with other artists including Rebecca Blasband, Jive Jones, Sarah Clifford and GanoRyan.
Ferrer's daughter Olivia was a member of the band Supercute!, an indie pop band.
The Beautiful US,
Love Spit Love US/EUROPE,
Rebecca Blasband US,
Robi "Draco" Rosa Latin America/Puerto Rico/US,
Doro Pesch Germany,
The Psychedelic Furs US/Canada/UK,
Gordon Gano US,
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Tour 2006 Europe, North America,
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Tour 2007 Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy Tour 2009/2011 Asia, North America, South America, Central America, Europe,
Guns N' Roses Up Close and Personal Tour United States, Europe,
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Democracy Tour Las Vegas, Nevada USA 10/31/2012 - 11/24/2012,
Tool - February 1, 2012 - Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ. Lateralus drum duel performance.,
Tool - August 1, 2009 - All Points West Festival, Liberty Park, NJ. Lateralus drum duel performance.,
Tool - August 15, 2002 - Continental Arena, NJ. Second drummer on the song called "Triad".,
Wyclef Jean - Reggae Sunsplash 1999,
Tommy Stinson (Guns N' Roses/Replacements) - Series of shows in 2004 featuring Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses),
Frank Black/Gordon Gano - October 11, 2003 Troubadour, LA,
Thunderchucker Records - inception October 2004 New York, NY,
Perry Farrell - live show at HIRO, NYC fashion week 2005,
Nena Vienna, Austria 2008,
Vic Firth drumsticks