Drummer

Simon Wright

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Age 60
Birthday June 191963
Birth Sign Gemini
City England
Country England
Profession Drummer

Simon Wright is a famous Drummer, born on June 19, 1963 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Simon Wright’s net worth is $8 Million. He played with Dio twice, from 1990 until 1991 and from 1998 until 2010, recording four studio albums and two live albums with them.

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Simon Wright Biography

Drummer who performed with hard rock bands like AC/DC and Dio. Simon Wright (born June 19, 1963) is an English drummer best known for his work with rock bands AC/DC and Dio. He started playing drums at the age of 13 and cites Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge and John Bonham as his greatest influences. He was also the drummer for Rhino Bucket and Operation: Mindcrime..

His family was living in Oldham, Lancashire in England when he was born.

Wright began his career with local band Tora Tora (not to be confused with the American glam metal group), before joining Manchester group A II Z, a new wave of British heavy metal band founded in 1979 in Manchester, England by guitarist Gary Owens. The full line-up consisted of David Owens (vocals), Gary Owens (guitar), Gam Campbell (bass), Karl Reti (drums). They acquired a local following in Manchester, and were signed by Polydor Records, eager to cash in on the exploding NWOBHM boom. A single live album, The Witch of Berkley, followed in 1980. Reti was subsequently replaced by Wright. The band disintegrated and Wright went on to perform in Tytan and recorded on their full-length debut album Rough Justice, however; that band also dissolved shortly before the release of the debut.

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“I’m the One Who Loves You” 7″ (Polydor 1981)

Simon Wright Net Worth

Simon Wright is one of the richest Drummer & listed on most popular Drummer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Simon Wright‘s net worth $8 Million.

Net Worth $8 Million
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Source of Income Drummer
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He started drumming when he was thirteen years old. Later, he joined Manchester-based British heavy metal band A II Z right before the group dissolved in the early 1980s.

“I’m the One Who Loves You” 7″ (Polydor 1981)

Wright, just a month shy of turning twenty years old, joined AC/DC after their drummer, Phil Rudd, left in May 1983. AC/DC recorded three albums with Wright in the mid-late 80s; Fly on the Wall, Who Made Who and Blow Up Your Video. Wright left the group in November 1989 to join Dio, and was replaced by Chris Slade. Wright joined Rhino Bucket when he wasn’t working with Dio to replace the departed Liam Jason for their third album, 1994’s independently released Pain. In 2007, he reunited with the band and is featured on their latest album The Hardest Town.

Wright has had two stints with Dio, 1990–91 and 1998–2010. With the band he has recorded four studio albums (Lock up the Wolves, Magica, Killing the Dragon and Master of the Moon) and two live albums (Evil or Divine – Live In New York City and Holy Diver – Live).

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In August 2009, Wright teamed up with Joe Lynn Turner, Phil Soussan and Carlos Cavazo as part of the Big Noize project, playing shows in Iraq and Kuwait.

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Drummer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Simon Wright celebrates birthday on June 19 of every year.

In 2006, Wright is credited in the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” on the album Butchering the Beatles, a heavy metal tribute.

Why did Simon Wright leave ACDC?

Former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright discussed the circumstances surrounding his 1989 departure from the group. “I just wanted to play more,” Wright explained during a conversation with VW Music. “It’s a kind of a regimented style of playing with them. I found myself playing more when I was at home.

How long was Simon Wright in AC DC?

Wright, currently of DIO DISCIPLES and also known for his work in DIO, RHINO BUCKET and UFO, lasted in AC/DC for six years.

How old is Simon Wright?

58 years (June 19, 1963)

Is AC DC back together?

On 30 September 2020, AC/DC officially confirmed the return of Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams to the band, alongside Angus and Stevie Young reuniting the Rock or Bust recording line-up.

Will ACDC tour?

AC/DC hasn’t been out on tour since their 2015/2016 “Rock or Bust” Tour, and fans are more ready than ever to see them back on stage again in 2022!

On 25 January 2013, it was announced that Wright had joined Geoff Tate’s version of Queensrÿche, later known as Operation: Mindcrime, after Tate’s dismissal from the band.

In 2018, Wright was announced as the drummer of Frontiers Records project called Dream Child with Craig Goldy on guitar.

You may read full biography about Simon Wright from Wikipedia.
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