Tre Cool
Tre Cool
Frank Edwin Wright III, better known as Tré Cool, is an American drummer, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist for Green Day. He replaced the group's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1991. Cool has also played in The Lookouts, Samiam and the Green Day side-projects The Network and the Foxboro Hot Tubs.
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  • 2012
    Age 39
    Gretsch Drums posted a photo in June 2012 on their official Facebook page of Cool with a Gretsch Brooklyn Series Kit in Ruby Red Oyster finish.
    More Details Hide Details The picture was accompanied by caption saying, "Green Day’s Tré Cool takes some time from rehearsals from the band’s forthcoming world tour to show some love for his Gretsch Brooklyn".
  • 2002
    Age 29
    He also sang and composed the track "DUI" ("Driving Under the Influence"), which was recorded for Green Day's fifth studio album Nimrod (1997) and was due to be released on the compilation album Shenanigans in 2002, but was omitted and can only be found online.
    More Details Hide Details During a radio interview at Washington DC's alternative station DC 101, Cool sang and played acoustic guitar on a short song entitled "Like a Rat Does Cheese," a song about the pleasure of fellatio. Several live tracks also exist, usually from around 1993, such as "Food Around the Corner", a song from the 1943 Elmer Fudd cartoon An Itch in Time. Another live track, "Billie Joe's Mom" was also recorded. Cool had also recorded a version of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain." It was posted on YouTube on August 1, 2007. His cover was mentioned in several news journals. Cool has used drums of different companies over the years, including drums built by DW (Drum Workshop), Ayotte, Slingerland, Sherwood, Ludwig, and Leedy. He currently uses Gretsch drums and Zildjian cymbals. American Idiot Drum Setup:
  • 2001
    Age 28
    In 2001, he married Claudia Suarez.
    More Details Hide Details Their son, Frankito (which means "Little Frank"), born on March 26, 2001. He has also been romantically linked to Torry Castellano, former drummer for The Donnas. Cool sang and played guitar on the tracks "Dominated Love Slave" and "All by Myself", from Kerplunk and Dookie, respectively, both of which he wrote and composed (on "Dominated Love Slave", guitarist and vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong played drums). He wrote and sang the subtrack "Rock and Roll Girlfriend" from the medley "Homecoming" featured on the album American Idiot.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    In 1995, Cool married photographer Lisea Lyons.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter Ramona Isabel Wright, named after Cool's idol, Joey Ramone, was also born that year.
  • 1991
    Age 18
    He replaced the group's former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Cool has also played in The Lookouts, Samiam and the Green Day side-projects The Network and the Foxboro Hot Tubs. Frank Edwin Wright III was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He lived in Willits, California with his father and his older sister Lori. His father was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Wright's closest neighbor was Larry Livermore, who at the time was the singer of the punk band The Lookouts. When Wright was 12, Livermore recruited him as the drummer of The Lookouts and gave him the name of "Tre Cool", relying on both the French word "très" (meaning "very") combined with the word "cool". However, the silent "s" has been dropped in the spelling, as a play on the "third" in his name. A common misconception is that Larry Livermore gave Tre Cool his full nickname; however, he was known as "Tre" long before he joined The Lookouts.
  • 1972
    Born on December 9, 1972.
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