Glenn Symmonds

Glenn met Eddie in 1974 in Oakland, California when Eddie’s drummer didn’t show up for rehearsal. He heard Glenn playing drums in the house next door and asked if he could fill in. They played together all over the Bay area for a couple of years before Glenn joined ex-Santana percussionist Coke Escovedo (Sheila E’s uncle) for a record and tour. Glenn also wrote three songs for Coke’s record. He then moved to L.A. and recorded and toured with many diverse musical groups including Steve Perry, John Klemmer, Automatic Man, Elvin Bishop, Dave Mason, Duncan Sheik and Etta James…just to name a few. Eddie and Glenn crossed paths a few years later in Hollywood where Eddie was going to record a song for the movie Americathon featuring John Ritter and he needed a band. He called on his old buddy Glenn and together they assembled a group of first-call musicians. They went in the next day and cut “Get a Move On”–it went to 28 on the Billboard charts. Glenn continued his rigorous schedule of recording, touring and songwriting, writing songs for some European artists…Joachim Kuhn, J.D. Drews, Jan Akkerman and America’s 1 Ska band, The Untouchables. It was in 1986 while Glenn was with the UT’s on tour with UB40 and the Psychedelic Furs that Eddie Money, attending one of these concerts in L.A., noticed that the drummer looked familiar…like his old drummer, “Glenny.” He knew immediately that Glenn would be the perfect fit in his new band that was about to take on the world with the Take Me Home Tonight Tour.LINKS
:: www.glennsymmonds.com

:: http://www.eddiemoney.com/