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"The Drummer from The Renowned NYC Group The Dictators Announces His Latest Killer CD"

Contact: Gina Sigillito (917) 754-1626

The Drummer from The Renowned NYC
Group The Dictators Announces His Latest
Killer CD

The Legendary Drummer JP Patterson Releases His Latest CD, The LP is Dead

(NEW YORK, NY)—Already featured in CMJ’s Top 30 on WUTK-FM in Knoxville and hailed by The Paisley Umbrella as “essential Spring/Summer listening,” and “funny and optimistic, with melodies and choruses that just don’t quit,” by DFFD, The LP is Dead, the new CD from JP “Thunderbolt” Patterson, is becoming one of the most talked-about releases of the year. Most recently, JP graced the cover of Drumhead Magazine, became a featured Vic Firth artist, and played an incendiary show, backed by Dave Bone & The Troublemakers, at this year’s SXSW in Austin. Renowned for his mighty, muscular rhythms, JP has been the drummer for NYC Punk legends The Dictators for 16 years and a founding member of Manitobas Wild Kingdom. Already an icon on New York’s Punk scene, JP has also been a seminal member of such diverse groups as The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and the Patti Rothberg Band, and has performed and recorded with such artists as Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Lemmy, Rhys Chatham, Richard Lloyd of Television and Timmy Cappello.

The LP Is Dead, which marks JP’s debut as a lead vocalist, is his second solo album, featuring 11 original pure powerpop-punk tracks that bleed the best of the Dictators/Heartbreakers NYC sound, composed and produced by the man himself. From the title track to the closing "Four Pair," The LP Is Dead delivers one irresistible hit after another. Showcasing the thunderous drum tracks he’s renowned for, JP also displays his incredible guitar playing, with hot riffs on tracks like “On and On,” that display the best rock ‘n’ roll has to offer.

Catchy, unbridled, and raw, the latest knockout release from Thunderbolt Patterson combines the best of his signature style with a whole new sound that make this CD one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

On May 19th, JP will be playing the 10th Annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at Irving Plaza.

Title: The LP is Dead
Artist: JP Patterson
Release Date: November 2009
Price: $12.00 Label: No Fun
Ref. No: NFCD-027
To Order: No Fun Records, PO Box 8154, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
- Gina Sigillito

"Vic Firth Artist JP Patterson"


J.P. Thunderbolt Patterson may be best known as the longtime drummer for NYC punk legends, The Dictators and a founding member of Handsome Dick Manitobas Dictators spinoff group, Manitobas Wild Kingdom. In addition to 16 years of recording and touring with the Dictators, J.P.s career has also included five years spent with indie rock faves The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, as well as performing and/or recording with Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Patti Rothberg, Lemmy, Rhys Chatham, Timmy Cappello and so many more.

For most of his life, J.P. has also been a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has appeared in literally hundreds of movies and television shows. On camera, hes played roles that have taken him from being Val Kilmers waiter to being an engineer for Lindsey Lohan and Jennifer Lopez. Off camera hes done everything up to and including being cast as David Lee Roths stand in!

JP's latest effort is with Thunderboss, his debut solo effort. He wrote, arranged and produced the 11 song record that can be called "a soundtrack to life". Accompanied by Ross the Boss, founding member of the Dictators and metal legends Manowar, J.P. played most of the other instruments himself. For more info on JP and Thunderboss, check out

- Vic


Still working on that hot first release.



About JP Patterson:

J.P. "Thunderbolt" Patterson is a New York City based drummer/singer/composer and producer. He grew up in Afghanistan and lived in Rwanda and Zambia before settling in New York. In 20 plus years, he’s performed and/or recorded with some of the most respected musicians in the business. During this time, he was also a full member of the NYC punk pioneers, The Dictators. J.P. also has more than twenty years in the Screen Actors Guild, and has appeared in countless movies and television shows. His work has ranged from scenes with Tawny Kitaen to standing in for David Lee Roth. J.P.’s first (instrumental) solo album, Thunderboss: Thunderbolt Patterson with Ross The Boss was released in 2006 on Poptown Records.