Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: Los Angeles, California
Band: Strung Out, Pulley
Genres: Punk, Metal
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Jordan Burns grew up in Southern California, mixing the styles of early punk drummers Chuck Biscuits, Lucky Lehrer, and Derek O’Brien with the technical precision of Neil Peart. Jordan Burns worked with several local bands before joining Simi Valley punk band, Strung Out, in 1993. After just a few rehearsals, Jordan Burns recorded Another Day in Paradise with the band.

Strung Out is known for their fusion of punk rock and heavy metal without sacrificing melody. Their albums and performances evolved throughout the band’s lifetime to embrace speed and technique with a hint of darkness. Strung Out’s 2002 release, An American Paradox, made their first appearance on Billboard’s top 200 charts.

Their 2004 album, Exile in Oblivion, required Jordan Burns to practice extensively. Of his performance on the album, Jason said, "I had to really work on my double-kick skills. The kicks are just flying on this record, and I had to brush up on my skills for that. It's just something you can’t stop practicing."

In the late 1990s, Jordan Burns played with the band Pulley, another Southern California punk band. He recorded three albums with the band.

Jordan Burns co-owns Moto XXX (with NOFX drummer Erik Sandin), a motocross racing company. He also enjoys snowboarding and working around his house.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1994 Another Day in Paradise Strung Out
1995 Armeghetto Conglomerate
1996 Esteem Driven Engine Pulley
1996 Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues Strung Out
1997 60 Cycle Hum Pulley
1998 Crossroads & Illusions Strung Out
1998 Twisted By Design Strung Out
1999 Before You Were Punk, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1999 Pulley Pulley
2000 Element of Sonic Defiance Strung Out
2002 An American Paradox Strung Out
2003 Live in a Dive Strung Out
2004 Exile in Oblivion Strung Out
2004 Injection Blindsighted
2007 Blackhawks Over Los Angeles Strung Out
2007 Takin' My Time Val Grant


  • Jordan’s first concert was a Bad Religion show.
  • "The best way to train for riding is to ride. I feel the same way about drumming." -Jordan Burns

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Mapex
Cymbals: Paiste
Hardware: Mapex, Drum Workshop Pedal
Sticks: Pro-Mark

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