About John O. Reilly

John is the # 1 International Best Selling Author of “The High Paid Musician Myth” and is the Founder and CEO of Maverick Musician Magazine ® Maverick Musician LLC. A division of Drum Mentor ® and is Director of The Stanley Spector School of Drumming. Currently recording and touring with Grammy nominated,mufti-platinum Trans-Siberian Orchestra (west coast) .He has recorded, performed live, and appeared on video with some of the best,including… Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Bruce Springsteen , Joe Walsh (Eagles)Richie Cannata (Billy Joel)John Anderson(Yes) Geoff Tate (Queensryche)Tommy Shaw (Styx),Blackmore’s Night,West World,Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joe Lynn Turner,Blue Oyster Cult, Al Pitrelli(Megadeth),O’2L,My Son The Bum,Robin Zander(Cheap Trick) Randy Coven(Yngwie Malmsteen), Zack Wylde (Ozzy Osborne), TM Stevens (Steve Vai’s band), Steve Morse (Kansas/Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple), Alan Holdsworth, Stanley Jordan, Reb Beach, Jeff Watson(Night Ranger), Rod Price (Foghat ),Peter Noone, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Bobby Sherman, Yoko Ono, Richie Havens and more. John began playing drums on his 10th birthday, August 31st and turned pro on his 20th, when he recorded his first record with Jazz great Earl Fatha Hines.John started his career as a member of legendary New York City cult band J.F. Murphy and Salt.