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Although drummer Eric Singer was an associate of Kiss for just a few years, he was present for the band’s essential early-’90s refocused period, once the group arranged their sites on learning to be a true rock force once again. Given birth to Eric Messinger on, may 12, 1958 in Cleveland, OH, among the 1st rock and roll concerts Eric went to as an adolescent was, strangely plenty of, Kiss (if they performed Ohio using one of their initial tours with the brand new York Dolls) and started learning drums for this period. Quickly learning to be a powerhouse rock and roll drummer, Eric (who transformed his last name to Vocalist), landed short-term positions with such hard-rocking notables as Lita Ford, Gary Moore, Dark Sabbath, Badlands, Alice Cooper, as well as perhaps most importantly, within Paul Stanley’s 1989 single tour from the U.S. east coastline. When longtime Kiss drummer Eric Carr was stricken with cancers in 1991 just like sessions were to begin with for an record that would end up being their heaviest in years, Stanley suggested Vocalist being a fill-in. However when Carr passed away later in the entire year, Vocalist discovered himself as Kiss’ long lasting drummer. 1992’s Revenge is certainly widely regarded by many Kiss supporters as you of their finest, strongest, & most motivated produces in years — on the effectiveness of such monitors as “Unholy,” “Domino,” and “I SIMPLY Wanna” (that have been all well-known MTV Headbanger’s Ball movies). Furthermore to Revenge, Vocalist appeared on additional Kiss releases within the ’90s — Alive III, Unplugged, and Carnival of Souls: THE ULTIMATE Sessions, along with the house movies X-Treme Close-Up and Konfidential. But by 1996, Vocalist found himself with no employment when the primary Kiss lineup (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss) made a decision to reunite. Undeterred, Vocalist added his drum abilities to some slew of tribute albums — Fishing rod Stewart (1997’s Forever Mod), to Queen (Asia’s 1997 Dragon Strike), Ace Frehley (1997’s Come back from the Comet), and Alice Cooper (1999’s Humanary Stew). He also come up with E.S.P. (Eric Vocalist Project), releasing Shed and Spaced in 1998, that was ultimately re-released being a self-titled record a year afterwards, offering John Corabi on vocals and ex-Kiss bandmate Bruce Kulick on electric guitar (in addition to an uncredited visitor appearance by Ace Frehley).

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Full Name Eric Singer
Date Of Birth May 12, 1958
Height 1.67 m
Profession Drummer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Johnny Mensinger
Music Groups Kiss, Polka Tulk Blues Company, Badlands, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Eric Singer Project, Drive
Music Songs Poison, Gene Simmons Bass Solo, Every Time I Look At You, Laye, New York Groove, Psycho Circus, Unholy, Take It Off, Domino, I Just Wanna, We Are One, Modern Day Delilah, Hell or Hallelujah, See You Tonight
Albums Kiss Unplugged, The Eternal Idol, Sonic Temple, Seventh Star, Monster, Love, Electric, Sonic Boom, Kiss Konfidential, Revenge, Kissology Volume Three: 1992–2000, Rock the Nation Live!, The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, Kiss Alive 35, Badlands, Alive III, Kiss Sonic Boom Over Europe, Ceremony, Choice of Weapon, Kiss Instant Live, Live Cult, Dreamtime, Dreamtime Live at the Lyceum, Peace, Born into This, Archangel Rides Again, Beyond Good and Evil, Kiss Rocks Vegas, The Very Best of Kiss, Death Cult, The Box Set, Kiss 40, You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!, Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved, Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper, Pure Cult: The Singles 1984–1995, Gold, The Best of Rare Cult, The Definitive Alice Cooper, Kiss Alive! 1975–2000, Jigoku-Retsuden, The Cult - Music Without Fear, Pure Cult: for Rockers, Ravers, Lovers, and Sinners, High Octane Cult, In Concert, The Cult, X-treme Close-Up, Lo Mejor De Kiss, The Essentials: Alice Cooper
Movies Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Sparrow 2018 screenplay post-production
Granite Mountain 2017 screenplay completed
American Hustle 2013 written by
The International 2009/I written by
Æon Flux 1995 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Hustle 2013 executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The International 2009/I Cashier

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 Capri Original Screenplay Award Capri, Hollywood American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Original American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2014 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell (written by)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Screenplay of the Year American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Original Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay American Hustle (2013) · David O. Russell


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1 ... Sometimes the studios will send the writer for a week or two [to a set] as a sort of little perk, but generally they're not too thrilled with the idea of having the writer there, whereas the stars' trainer and personal assistants get carte blanche. They're doing the junkets for The International right now, and no one wants to talk to me. No one cares. They want to talk to the producers, the director and the stars. That's it. They could really care less about me. And one part of me wants to say "Hey, none of you guys would be here if it weren't for me!"
2 After a certain point there's this threshold that you hit, where if you don't have something made, something tangible to show for all your work, you begin to feel like you're shoveling smoke, money be damned. Granted, I was very grateful to be getting paid to do what I loved, and I never forgot how lucky I was, but after a while, that just wasn't the point anymore. What's the point of spending your life in front of a computer, writing stuff that everyone tells you is great, that no one is ever gonna see? I had a friend at the time who was a carpenter. At the end of my day, I knew I'd just written something no one was ever gonna see. At the end of his day, he'd built a wall-something solid, something tangible to show for his labor. I was kind of envious of him. I had this thought that if I didn't make a movie before I hit 40, I'd really start to rethink if this is what I wanted to do with my life.


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