|Born on: 03.09.1971
Mike Wengren (born September 3, 1971) is a drummer from Chicago, Illinois, best known for his work with the rock band Disturbed, which resulted with him being on the cover of Drum! magazine. He is one of the founding members Disturbed, which was formed in 1996.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mike has been playing drums since around the age of 10, when he took some lessons for about a month but didn’t begin to take his drumming seriously until the age of 15.
He has been quoted as saying that Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Scott Travis of Judas Priest, Racer X, and Testament were his strongest influences when he began playing the drums.
In recent years, he has appeared in ads for Pearl Drums, the brand of drums he has been using since he first started playing drums, and for Evans Drumheads. Additionally, he uses Sabian cymbals and Vater drumsticks.
His previous tour kit was a 'cranberry fade' Pearl MRX Masters Series drumset with black hardware. Mike's tour kit on Ten Thousand Fists is a 'vintage sunburst' variation of the same drumset, also with black hardware. The two bass drums have pictures of "The Guy", a character from Todd McFarlane's Ten Thousand Fists and their new album Indestructible album artwork, on the drumheads.