Danny "Dante" Needham


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Danny 'Dante' Needham, drummer with legendary black metal outfit Venom, is the newest addition to the star-studded Regal Tip artist roster, choosing the222R 2b and PFTC 'Tommy Clufetos 313' series sticks (made for Ozzy Osbourne drummer Clufetos) for live shows.


Danny, whose stage and recording credits include Alexander's Palace, Razorback and the Tony Martin Band, joined Venom in 2009 and quickly became part of the band's busy touring and recording schedule, playing some of the biggest festivals in the world and sharing stages with top bands like Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Slayer, Glenn Hughes, Tony Iommi, Twisted Sister, Killswitch Engage, Foreigner, Nazareth, and loads more.


As you might expect, onstage Danny requires a tough and durable stick. "I've used pretty much every stick you can think of in my career," he says, "And I've always had issues with breakages. But Regal Tip sticks have the perfect balance of weight and durability!"


Next up for Danny is a drumming gig with Tony Martin's band, Headless Cross, at the Asylum in Birmingham on Friday July 27th, which will also feature a special appearance by ex-Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley.