Eric Kretz has a great pocket. Covering Stone Temple Pilots songs is harder than you may think.
The trick is for you and your bass player to rock hard and behind the beat at the same time.
Many STP tunes are on the slower side while staying in your face. Try it!
Cymbals Include: 20" K Crash Ride, 20" Oriental Crash of Doom, 10" A Custom Splash, 18" Constantinople Crash, 18" A Armand Thin Crash, 14" A MasterSound Hats, 16" A Custom EFX, and a 20" A Rock Ride.
Drums Include: GRAND MASTER-Blue Sparkle Lacquer KICK: 14" x 24" SNARE: 6 1/2" x 14" Copper Anniversary TOMS: 8" x 12", 9" x 13" FLOOR TOMS: 16" x 16", 16" x 18"
Eric Kretz (born June 7, 1966) is an American musician and producer, known as the drummer for the rock band Stone Temple Pilots, one of the most successful rock bands of the 1990s and early 2000s that reunited in 2008. He has also played for Talk Show, and most recently Spiralarms. Eric, who was born in San Jose, California, attended and graduated from Willow Glen High School in San Jose in 1984. He currently owns and operates Bomb Shelter Studios in Los Angeles. While in STP, Kretz has kept somewhat of a low profile but still contributed to the band's songwriting, most notably writing the music to the band's 1996 hit "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart." Along with lead vocalist Scott Weiland, Kretz also wrote the lyrics to the Grammy Award-winning hit "Plush" off STP's 1992 debut Core. Kretz has worked with several notable artists, particuraly engineering and mixing songs by artists such as Thom Yorke, Ben Harper, Damian Marley, Slayer, Jurassic 5, Death Cab for Cutie, and more. On October 22, 2008, it was announced that Eric would not perform with STP during the some of final shows of the band's reunion tour due to the death of his father. Ray Luzier, current drummer for Korn (and also former drummer for Army of Anyone with Robert and Dean DeLeo), temporarily played in Eric's place.