Ex-Twisted Sister Drummer Joe Markowski Passes
May 16, 2010
Moderndrummer.com reports that drummer Joe Markowski, aka Fast Joey Brighton, died this past April 14. He was fifty-seven.
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, Quiet Riot) and Joe Franco (Good Rats, Twisted Sister) studied with Markowski, who himself had played with the Good Rats and Twisted Sister.