According to Modern Drummer, drummer Joe Markowski (a.k.a. "Fast" Joey Brighton) died on April 14. He was 57 years old.Markowski was well known in the New York area as a drum teacher in the '70s, working out of VANILLA FUDGE drummer Carmine Appice's Oceanside drum studio. Top drummers — including Bobby Rondinelli (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) and Joe Franco (GOOD RATS, TWISTED SISTER) — studied with Markowski, who himself had played with the GOOD RATS and TWISTED SISTER. Early '80s footage of TWISTED SISTER playing the song "Under The Blade" with "Fast" Joey Brighton on drums can be viewed below.
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