Mike Dupke - Drums / Vocals

2006 - Present








He grew up in Jackson and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Attended Indiana Univ. School of Music. Student of Kenny Aronoff from '93 to '96. Lived in Nashville for 2 years before moving to Lost Angeles in 1999 to join a great rock band named Hair of the Dog. Recorded two discs with HOTD, "Rise" in 2000 and "Ignite" in 2001. In 2002, he started backing up amazing slide-blues guitarist Eric Sardinas, with whom he toured many countries around the world including Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Japan, Australia, Germany, England, Norway, and Texas! He joined W.A.S.P. replacing Patrik Johansson, who had replaced longtime drummer Stet Howland in early 2006. He currently plays and endorses Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Ahead Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads.

Michael Dupke's Profile:

Birthday: May 30, 1974

Favorite bands: Devin Townsend/Strapping Young Lad, KISS, Queen, SlipKnot, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Anthrax, King's X

Musical Influences: Peter Criss, Kenny Aronoff, John Bonham, Anton Fig, Charlie Benante

Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Jaws, Heavy Metal, Pi, Clockwork Orange, Saw, Memento, Almost Famous, South Park, Trainspotting, Contact, What Dreams May Come, Ghostbusters

Television: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and not much else. Mostly movies
Books: "Drumming at the Edge of Magic" by Mickey Hart, "American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story" by Cynthia True, "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman, "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith, Lemmy's "White Line Fever", "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury, "Zen Guitar" by Philip Toshio Sudo, "The Talisman" by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Heroes: Kenny Aronoff, Henry Rollins,Bill Mayer, George Carlin, Jesse Ventura, Devin Townsend, Gene Hoglan, Anton Fig, Dave Grohl, plus Bill Hicks and Mitch Hedburgh (R.I.P.)
W.A.S.P. albums in which he played the drums:
Dominator (2007) - Babylon (2009)
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