MYRON GROMBACHER

MYRON GROMBACHER

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Band: Rick Derringer, Pat Benatar, Lita Ford
Genres: Rock, Metal
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician, Philanthropist, Song Writer
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Biography

 
 
Although Myron Grombacher has been Pat Benatarís drummer since her second album, Crimes of Passion in 1980, he actually started out as a singer. Though Myron Grombacher admits he was not very gifted vocally, his fellow band mates recognized he was "one heck of a dancer" and therefore the logical choice for frontman. When he was seventeen, Myron Grombacher's band's drummer failed to show up to a paying gig, and Myron took the stool for the first time, and he turned out to be a better drummer. When the band members realized that each earn three more dollars per gig without the absent drummer, they kicked him out and kept Myron behind the kit.

Before hooking up with Pat Benatar's band, Myron Grombacher played with a local bands from Youngstown and Cleveland, and with Rick Derringer. Myron Grombacher also worked on studio albums for Lita Ford and Bob Dylan.

Myron was known for his high-octane showmanship and energetic performance style. Earlier in his career, Myron Grombacher performed "all over the stage." But recently, he stays behind the kit to "communicate a different source of energy." Myron now focuses on the feel and the technical aspects of his music instead of flashy theatrics.

When not touring with Pat Benatar, Myron Grombacher works with the Woodland Hills Drum Club, which raises money for drummers, drum charities, and other charitable organizations.

Myron Grombacher's philosophy on drumming: "You have to love the instrument and [want] to take the instrument and your abilities as far as you can. The primary function of a drummer is to supply time and feel for the band. The drummer has the musical responsibility to the band. If the drummer has a good night, everyone in the band will have a good night."

While he is self-taught, Myron Grombacher recommends that fledgling drummers "find a teacher that will teach you want you want to know, but will also give you a good background in music and theory." Myron admits that he can no longer read sheet music. Now he calls the handicap a functional illiteracy.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1978 If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You Rick Derringer
1979 Guitars and Women Rick Derringer
1979 In the Heat of the Night Pat Benatar
1980 Crimes of Passion Pat Benatar
1981 Precious Time Pat Benatar
1982 Cat Dance Freddie Salem & The Wildcats
1982 Get Nervous Pat Benatar
1983 Live From Earth Pat Benatar
1986 No Easy Way Out Robert Tepper
1988 Down in the Groove Bob Dylan
1988 Lita Lita Ford
1988 Modern Madness Robert Tepper
1988 Wide Awake in Dreamland Pat Benatar
1989 Best Shots Pat Benatar
1989 Cashmere Dreams Fernando Saunders
1990 David Cassidy David Cassidy
1990 Stiletto Lita Ford
1991 Dangerous Curves Lita Ford
1991 True Love Pat Benatar
1992 Between Two Fires Cell Mates
1993 Gravity's Rainbow Pat Benatar
1994 All Fired Up: The Very Best of Pat Benatar Pat Benatar
1994 Tribute to Edith Piaf Various Artists
1996 M.O.M., Vol. 1: Music for Our Mother Ocean Various Artists
1996 Most Requested Songs Benny Mardones
1996 Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo: The Best of Rick Derringer Rick Derringer
1998 8/15/1980 Pat Benatar
1998 In the Heat of the Night/Crimes of Passion Pat Benatar
1998 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Original Soundtrack
1999 Shelter Me Jack Russell
1999 Synchronistic Wanderings Pat Benatar
1999 Tropico/Seven the Hard Way Pat Benatar
2000 Live at the Paradise Theater Boston, Massachusetts: July 7, 1978 Rick Derringer
2003 Best Shots Pat Benatar
2004 Best of Gary Hoey Gary Hoey
2004 If I Weren't So Romantic, I'd Shoot You/Face to Face Rick Derringer
2005 Greatest Hits Pat Benatar
2006 Lita Lita Ford
2007 Heavy Metal Box Various Artists
2007 Holiday Gift Pack Pat Benatar
2007 Live/If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You Derringer
2007 Live! No Room to Move Big House Blues Band
2007 Gravure of the Soul Stear
2008 Ultimate Collection Pat Benatar
2011 True Love/Gravity's Rainbow Pat Benatar
2012 Guitars and Women/Face to Face Rick Derringer
2013 The Complete Album Collection Vol. 1 Bob Dylan
2013 Lita/Dangerous Curves Lita Ford
2014 Live & Deadly Lita Ford
 

Noise

 
 
  • Myron also wrote numerous songs; he said he earned a lot more money writing songs than playing drums.
  • Myron believes that the drummer and singer have the closest relationship becauseof their acoustical kinship and close proximity on stage.
  • Myron played the mad scientist in Pat Benatar’s "Get Nervous" video.
 

Instruments of Choice

 
 

Drums

Drums: Ludwig
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Heads: Ludwig
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