On this Randy Cooke interview, tons of cool stories: Playing with Tom Morello, Rik Emmett, Steve Stevens, Ian Thornley, Long John Baldry (at age 19!), Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Sass Jordan (in front of 450K people!) life-changing serendipitous musical encounters, hand-bombing, sneaking into a club (with his mom) to see The Police!… webbed feet, learning when to say “This isn’t a fit for me,” taking steps to change his situation, cooking, Call of Duty, Italy, moving to America, and why you need to acknowledge there are NO guarantees in life. GREAT Convo, super cool and real!
Randy Cooke is an in-demand LA touring and session drummer, originally from Toronto, Canada. Randy has played and toured with artists including Everyone Loves Guitar previous show guests Rik Emmett, Kim Mitchell, Honeymoon Suite (Derry Grehan), Steve Stevens & Ian Thornley… also Ronnie Hawkins, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Colin Hay, Ian Gillan, Mick Jagger, Robbie Krieger, Leonard Cohen, Hanz Zimmer, Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, and literally hundreds of others across multiple genres. He’s also recorded television jingles & movie soundtracks, including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, A&E Private Sessions, Larry King, CBS Early Show, The View, Martha Stewart, and the Grammys 50th year anniversary tribute to the Beatles.