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Brandon Barnes
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Background information
Born October 10, 1972 (1972-10-10) (ageĀ 49)
Denver, Colorado
Genres Melodic hardcore, punk rock, hardcore punk, post-hardcore
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, drummer
Instruments Drums, percussions
Years active 1993-present
Labels BYO, Fat Wreck Chords, Geffen, DGC, Interscope
Associated acts Rise Against, Pinhead Circus

Brandon Barnes (born October 10, 1972) is an American musician and producer from Denver, Colorado. He is best known as the drummer and co-composer for the hardcore punk band, Rise Against. Brandon Barnes currently lives with his wife, son and daughter in Colorado.


Brandon studied music in college and played drums in the University of Colorado music program. He knew then he wanted to make music his career. By listening to his favorite drummers such as Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskin, and Dave Lombardo, Brandon got the style of playing he has used in many bands over the last 10 years. Brandon joined Rise Against in 2000 after the breakup of "Pinhead Circus" and was on the 2001 release and tour of The Unraveling. Since then, Brandon Barnes is continuing to play in Rise Against and has made drum tracks for all six of their albums.


Pinhead Circus

  • Everything Else Is Just a Far Gone Conclusion (1999)

Rise Against

  • The Unraveling (2001)
  • Revolutions Per Minute (2003)
  • Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004)
  • The Sufferer & the Witness (2006)
  • This Is Noise (2007)
  • Appeal to Reason (2008)
  • Endgame (2011)
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