Drummer Billy Ashbaugh Discusses Being A Hired Gun, Playing With NSYNC, The Moody Blues, And More 8/28/2023



Billy Ashbaugh is a world class drummer that has toured and/or recorded with acts like Pat Benatar, NSYNC, John Lodge and The Moody Blues, and many more. He has over 70 television appearances including playing The Tonight Show six times. He has played at the Grammy Awards, the MTV Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, and played in front of 280,000 people at Rock In Rio. Yet, with all of these appearances and huge gigs with some of the most popular artists in the world, Billy “flies under the radar” and eludes the spotlight. He’s a hired gun, and he likes it that way.

In this interview, Billy talks about his passion for the drums and his satisfaction with being a “hired gun.” He also discusses what’s in his in-ear monitor, working with tracks and loops, and his most challenging gig.




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