With all the theatrics--the guillotine, the electric chair, the ominous vibe exuded by none other than The Godfather of Shock Rock, himself--it's still impossible to keep your eyes off GLEN SOBEL at an Alice Cooper gig. Even with Cooper's patented macabre spectacle, which merges rock performance and twisted live nightmare-fantasy theater, it's the freak behind the kit that draws you in.
Simply put, Glen is a pure percussive beast. It's hard to imagine him sitting still, his limbs relieved of perpetual motion. It's a tribute to the showmanship and professionalism of Alice Cooper to enlist a drummer with not only the proficiency and technical ability but also the primal instincts Glen provides. The Coop is the best at what he does, and working with him for the past 4 years has undoubtedly shaped Glen and provided exposure and opportunity to elevate him to the rare air breathed by rock's elite.
Playing drums since the age of 11, Glen got his start as a kid from LA, playing in community marching bands and jazz ensembles. A hotshot on the circuit after graduating, Glen won several contests, which raised his profile and increased his networking cred. In addition to landing the dream gig with Cooper, Glen has performed in support of legends such as Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Rob Halford, Michael McDonald, and Robbie Krieger. "Light My Fire," indeed!
Glen is a master clinician, always grinding and filling in blank spaces on his calendar. In addition to session work, impromptu drop-in jams with fellow rock royalty on small club stages, and cultivating business relationships, Glen satisfies his teaching-itch by providing private lessons via Skype. One thing we admire most about Glen Sobel is his social media presence. Beyond promoting his projects and endeavors, Glen uses Facebook, twitter, instagram, and YouTube to keep his fan base and fellow drummers in the loop. Such access is refreshing.