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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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62 news items

Cibola County Beacon

Cibola County Beacon
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:55:22 -0700

Lately, Slaughter is actually spending a little more time on solo material while other original members of Slaughter (bassist Dana Strum, drummer Blas Elias) tour with other 80s metal acts. Slaughter's album “Reflections In a Rear View Mirror,” on ...


Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:25:49 -0700

She says she's actually given the password to Neil's tour manager, former Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, but she's refused to give it to Hannah “out of concern for Neil.” According to Neil's lawyers, Sinsara is about to publish a self-help book, and she ...
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.

Ultimate Classic Rock

Ultimate Classic Rock
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:36:49 -0700

... revisited during Mark Slaughter's recent appearance on the Decibel Geek podcast, during which Slaughter recalled how his days as the vocalist for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion came to a screeching halt when he and bassist Dana Strum walked away ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)

Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog)
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:47:12 -0800

But back then, many Americans didn't think it was very cool to be from here, as Slaughter's Dana Strum recalls. National journalists would try not to embarrass the band as a Vegas entity, saying instead that Slaughter was from Los Angeles. The band ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:57:55 -0700

Sinsara said she gave the Facebook password to Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, Neil's tour manager, but refused to give it to Hannah out of concern for Neil. She said Neil never paid her to manage his social media accounts. Instead, she said, he agreed ...

Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas Sun
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:33:42 -0800

Last month, the hair-metal quartet celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Stick It to Ya,” the first multiplatinum-selling album by a Las Vegas band. Now they're returning home for a celebratory gig with original members Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum to ...
Ultimate Classic Rock
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:34:36 -0800

It's often said that when one door closes, another opens, and that definitely ended up being the case for Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum after their gig with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion ended in a heap of hard feelings and shredded contracts. Slaughter ...

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