|Birth name||Patricia Theresa Schemel|
|Born||April 24, 1967|
Marysville, Washington, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, punk rock, indie rock|
|Occupations||Musician, dog walker, drum teacher|
|Labels||DGC, Geffen, Don Giovanni|
|Associated acts||Kill Sybil, Doll Squad, Hole, Phranc, Constant Comment, Bastard, Juliette and the Licks, Courtney Love, Imperial Teen, Green Eyes, Upset, Death Valley Girls|
|DW drums, Zildjian cymbals, Pro-Mark 2B naturals sticks, Remo heads.|
Early life and career[change | change source]
Schemel grew up in Marysville, Washington. When she was eleven she started playing drums. She started her first band, Sybil, with her brother when she was fifteen. Kurt Cobain liked the band. In 1987, she joined a punk band called Doll Squad. The band broke up in 1989. After drummer Chad Channing left Nirvana, Kurt Cobain considered choosing Schemel as a replacement. Then Dave Grohl auditioned and Cobain chose him as the drummer instead.
In 1992 Schemel was asked to join Hole. She played drums on the band's second album Live Through This.
Schemel started a new band called Green Eyes in early 2010. A documentary about Schemel's life, Hit So Hard, was released in 2012.
Personal life[change | change source]
In the early 1990s Schemel became addicted to heroin.
References[change | change source]
- Rolling Stone Magazine issue # 715, August 1995
- Auf der Maur, Melissa; Eric Erlandson; Courtney Love; Patty Schemel (2011). Hit So Hard
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Patty Schemel at Wikimedia Commons