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Brian “Brain” Mantia

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Guns 'N' Roses' Bryan "Brain" Mantia

by Robin Tolleson Brain gets asked to do a lot of interesting things these days, like playing time on a wagon wheel while recording with Tom Waits in an abandoned country church, or keeping a drumkit set up for six…

Modern Drummer
Mar 25, 2009

Brian "Brain" Mantia

What do members of Faith No More, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine, as well as Bootsy Collins, Tom Waits, South Park co-creator Matt Stone, and legendary Police drummer Stewart Copeland all have in common? They each had…

Modern Drummer
May 12, 2004