Johnny Owens

Johnny "No-Triggers" Owens (born 20 June 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is the drummer for heavy metal band Brown Brigade. He was recruited by Dave Baksh to join as the band's drummer, after Dave left Sum 41 to focus on Brown Brigade full-time. When playing live, Johnny plays drums along with Cess Rock who joins him on another percussion instrument, in most cases a Goblet drum. Brown Brigade's debut studio album Into the Mouth of Badd(d)ness was released September 18, 2007 and received mostly positive reviews, although released only in Canada and Japan.

Owens began playing drums at the age of 12 and received his first drumset a year later. He self taught himself by playing along with recordings of other players, where he attempted to mimic their patterns. Since then he performed in such acts as heavy metal act Blacktooth (1998–1999), hip hop act Linton Heights (2000–2002) and most recently classic/hard rock act Suckershot (2006–present) and thrash/heavy metal band Brown Brigade (2006–present).

John's earlier influences include Tommy Lee, Mitch Mitchell, Nick Menza, Dave Lombardo and Vinnie Paul.

Now he is a respected drum teacher in Toronto, Canada, and is currently performing and touring Canada with Brown Brigade.

In April 2008, he joined Brown Brigade bandmate Cess Rock's experimental funk project The Quits.

In late 2008, he joined temporarily his Brown Brigade bandmates Chuck Coles and Dave Baksh in their latest southern hard rock project The Organ Thieves. He recorded with them the first EP God's Favorite Sons, before original drummer Matt Worobec has returned to the band.

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