Ron Welty

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Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Ronald S. Welty

American musician and the former drummer for the American punk rock band The Offspring

Born on February 1, 1971 in Long Beach, California , United States (53 years)

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Ronald S. Welty (born February 1, 1971) is an American former musician and the former drummer for the punk rock band the Offspring, where he was a member from 1987 to 2003 and served as the band's longest-serving drummer. After the Offspring, Welty formed Steady Ground.

...   Ronald S. Welty (born February 1, 1971) is an American former musician and the former drummer for the punk rock band the Offspring, where he was a member from 1987 to 2003 and served as the band's longest-serving drummer. After the Offspring, Welty formed Steady Ground.


Career
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Welty started playing drums in eighth grade and cited Neil Peart and Lars Ulrich as early influences. Welty started playing the drums in 8th Grade, one of his first bands were called Fuck Quality X-Rays. He also played drums in a band called Spinning Fish Ron Welty moved to Garden Grove for part of high school, and it was there that his older stepsister introduced him to Offspring frontman Dexter Holland.


The Offspring
In July 1987, 16-year-old Welty joined the Offspring, replacing James Lilja. Welty knew other members of the Offspring and lived in the same neighbourhood as Welty. Even though he was too young to get into many of the clubs where the band played, Welty convinced them to let him replace their previous drummer.
Welty performed on the Offspring's first six studio albums: The Offspring, Ignition, Smash, Ixnay on the Hombre, Americana, and Conspiracy of One. He was fired the band in 2003 when they were writing and recording Splinter. It was later revealed that Welty was fired by Holland and Wasserman "without any prior notice". Of all the band's drummers, Welty's tenure of almost 16 years remains the longest. During their first tour Welty's mother made frontman Dexter Holland sign papers saying he'd take care of Ron for her while they were on tour.
In September 2020, Welty filed a lawsuit against the Offspring for unpaid royalties, which he lost in March 2023.


Steady Ground
After the Offspring, Welty formed Steady Ground, in which he played drums and co-produced.
On February 26, 2006, Steady Ground released three demos on Myspace, entitled "Everyone's Emotional", "I Can't Contain Myself", and "You Better Close Your Eyes." In 2007, the band released the studio album Jettison, and in the same year they broke up.


Discography


The Offspring
The Offspring (1989)
Ignition (1992)
Smash (1994)
Ixnay on the Hombre (1997)
Americana (1998)
Conspiracy of One (2000)


Steady Ground
Jettinson (2007)


References


External links
Ron Welty discography at Discogs



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