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Anton Fig
Portrait of a man (Anton Fig) wearing dark glasses and a purple shirt, playing a cymbal that appears in the foreground.
Background information
Also known as The Thunder from Down Under
Born 8 August 1952 (1952-08-08) (ageĀ 69)
Cape Town, South Africa
Occupation(s) Session musician
  • Drums
  • percussion
Associated acts

Anton Fig (born 8 August 1952 in Cape Town, South Africa), known as "The Thunder from Down Under", is a South African session drummer, perhaps best known as the drummer and second-in-command for Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band. David Letterman, for whom the band served as house band on his late-night talk shows, often referred to Fig as "Anton Zip" or "Buddy Rich Jr." Fig is also well known for his work with Kiss and Ace Frehley.

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