Adrian Young

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Adrian Young
No Doubt at Summer Tour 4.jpg
Young performing with No Doubt at the Milwaukee Summerfest, July 2009.
Background information
Birth name Adrian Samuel Young
Born (1969-08-26) 26 August 1969 (age 47)
Long Beach, California, United States
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts No Doubt, Maroon 5, The Vandals, Bow Wow Wow, Unwritten Law, Kelis, Dilana, Dreamcar
Notable instruments
Orange County Drum and Percussion

Adrian Samuel Young (born August 26, 1969) is an American drummer, mostly known as a member of the rock band No Doubt.


When not performing, in the studio or touring, Young likes to spend his time out on the golf course, as he is an avid golf player.[1] He is a scratch golfer who is a much desired participant in celebrity golf tournaments such as the Michael Jordan Invitational, Alice Cooper Foundation Tournament and others. Young has participated in VH-1's Fairway to Heaven numerous times.

Personal life[edit]

On October 9, 1999, on the last night of the California Club Tour at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California, Adrian proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Nina Kent, on stage in front of the thousand-plus fans.[citation needed] On January 16, 2000, they were married.[citation needed] Kent gave birth to a son, Mason James Young, on February 9, 2002.[citation needed] On May 4, 2010, at 8 months pregnant, Nina gave birth to their daughter, Ruby, who was delivered stillborn. Nina gave birth to another baby girl, Magnolia Renée, on June 10, 2011.[2]

Reunion with No Doubt[edit]

No Doubt announced on their official website that they would tour in the summer of 2009 with Paramore, The Sounds, Janelle Monáe, Bedouin Soundclash, Katy Perry, and Panic! at the Disco. while finishing their upcoming album, which was set for release in 2010.[3][4] Tickets for the tour went on sale March 7, 2009.[5] As a special promotion for the tour, the band was giving away their entire music catalog free as a digital download with purchase of top tier seating.[6]

In 2009, No Doubt made an appearance on the television series Gossip Girl, playing a fictional band called "Snowed Out" in the episode "Valley Girls".[7] They performed their cover version of the Adam and the Ants song "Stand and Deliver".[8]


Adrian Young is a highly sought after studio drummer. He has recorded and/or performed with such acts as Bow Wow Wow, Scott Weiland, Scott Aukerman, Dilana, Kelis, Maroon 5, Unwritten Law, The Vandals, Bing Ji Ling, and countless others.


Young uses Orange County Drum and Percussion drums and Zildjian cymbals and drum sticks.

  • 22x18" Bass drum
  • 13x7" Snare drum
  • 10x7" Rack tom
  • 12x9" Rack tom
  • 16x16" Floor tom
  • 14x6" Timbale
  • 14″ A Custom Hi-Hats
  • 18″ A Custom Projection Crash
  • 18″ A Custom Projection Crash
  • 10″ A Custom Splash
  • 21″ Avedis Rock Ride
  • 18″ Oriental China
  • Zildjian signature drum sticks
  • Zildijan signature stick-bag
  • Drum Workshop hardware
  • Remo heads



  1. ^ "No Doubt Drummer Young, Vandals' Escalante Go Golfing". MTV News. February 9, 1999. Retrieved December 30, 2006.
  2. ^ "No Doubt's Adrian Young Expecting a Daughter – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies -". 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ "2009 Tour". 2008. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  4. ^ "News : No Doubt Announces 2009 Summer Tour". No Doubt. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  5. ^ "News : Tour Dates Announced!". No Doubt. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  6. ^ "News : Receive No Doubt's Entire Digital Catalog For Free With Online Ticket Purchase". No Doubt. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  7. ^ "News : Gossip Girl Appearance Announced!". No Doubt. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  8. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (2009-03-17). "No Doubt Say They 'All Agreed' On 'Gossip Girl' Song - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2011-03-27.