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Dana Strum
Dana Strum live with Slaughter on June 21, 2008 in West Fargo, North Dakota
Background information
Birth name Dana Strumwasser
Born (1958-12-13) December 13, 1958 (age 56)
Origin Washington, DC, U.S.
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Singer, bassist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Bass, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Vince Neil, Danny Spanos
Website www.slaughterweb.com, www.danastrum.com

Dana Strum (born Dana Strumwasser on December 13, 1958 in Washington, DC) is the bassist of heavy metal band Slaughter.[1] Before that, he was in Vinnie Vincent Invasion together with future Slaughter bandmate, Mark Slaughter.[2] He was raised in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and began his performing career in the band Badaxe, playing regularly at the infamous Starwood along with Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, and others.

Prior to achieving mainstream success with Slaughter, Strum served as a talent scout of sorts for the Los Angeles metal scene. A longtime friend of Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, he introduced Osbourne to guitarist Randy Rhoads and was later credited with placing Jake E. Lee in Osbourne's band.[2] He is also recognized as having placed both Vinnie Vincent (prior to performing with the guitarist in Vinnie Vincent's Invasion) and Mark St. John in Kiss.[2] Dana Strum produced Kik Tracee's 1991 'No Rules' under BMG Music. Dana Strum has lately been playing with Vince Neil and has recorded a new studio album with him.[3]


With Vinnie Vincent Invasion[edit]

With Slaughter[edit]

  • all albums to date

With Vince Neil[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography-Slaughter". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Prato, Greg. "Biography-Vinnie Vincent Invasion". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Vince Neil To Cover Sex Pistols On Upcoming Solo Album?". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

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Las Vegas Sun
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:30:00 -0700

Slaughter continues to tour and includes original members frontman Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum, as well as Zoltan Chaney and Jeff “Blando” Bland. Vixen, founded by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund in St. Paul, Minn., is the only all-female hard-rock band ...

Ultimate Classic Rock

Ultimate Classic Rock
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:18:45 -0700

It was cool seeing that footage that comes after Dana Strum is talking about seeing the band in the '70s, just what an epic stage show the band already had there in the late '70s. Oh yeah, Quiet Riot was a force to reckon with when Randy [Rhoads] was ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:40:25 -0700

"I accept the fact that the person who went to a concert when they were 23 has had a whole lot of life unfold on them by the time 20 years have gone by," says Dana Strum of Slaughter. The quartet was Las Vegas' first breakout rock band with hits such ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:39:15 -0700

Even within Chrysalis Records, "you could feel the waning start" after the band's second album, says Dana Strum, Slaughter's Las Vegas-based member and chief spokesman. "They were always on the lookout: 'What's the next new trend?' And we were like, ...


Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:59:41 -0700

Watch for cameos from Matt Sorum and Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE), Dana Strum (SLAUGHTER), John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ...

Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:57:53 -0700

And there were plenty of fans. Lots of teased hair -- on both guys and girls -- and Old Bridge Metal Militia T-shirts were in the crowd. “Let's go back to 1990 when the world was good,” said Dana Strum of Slaughter while introducing the band's “Mad ...

VH1.com (blog)

VH1.com (blog)
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:31:22 -0700

Randy had been playing with Quiet Riot when a mutual friend, bass player Dana Strum, hooked him up with Ozzy. The 22-year-old entered Osbourne's hotel room with a Gibson Les Paul and a practice amp and warmed up. As Ozzy recalls, “He played this ...
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:56:15 -0700

Slaughter will perform Friday at 9 p.m. at Roar on the Shore in Perry Square. Free. Slaughter will perform on the Roar on the Shore main stage on July 20, 2012. Slaughter members, from left, are Zoltan Chaney, Jeff Blando, Dana Strum and Mark Slaughter.

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