Aug 20, 2015
Probably best known as the drummer
for David Letterman's World's Most Dangerous Band and, when he
changed networks, the CBS Orchestra, Anton Fig has also worked
with a long list of artists since the 70's.
Fig was born and raised in South
Africa but moved to Boston in his late teens to study at the New
England Conservatory of Music. After graduation in 1976, he moved
to New York where he started a career as a freelance musician. In
1978, he played drums on Ace Frehley's solo album and, later, was a
member of Frehley's Comet. He was also a "ghost drummer" for KISS,
playing on all but one track on the
album Dynasty and all of the tracks
Outside of his KISS and Ace Frehley
work, he played with a long line of artists including Bob Dylan,
B.B. King, Warren Zevon, Peter Frampton and many more along
with being a member of the group Spider.
In 1986, Anton joined the Paul
Shaffer led band for David Letterman's late night show, a position
he would hold for 29 years. Over that time, Fig would have the
opportunity to play with practically every artist of the time and,
between his Letterman gig and his history of studio work, he was
able to assemble an amazing lineup of guest stars for his first
The album was re-released on Friday,
August 14 after having a limited run of copies in 2002. Joining Fig
on the album are such artists as Brian Wilson, Ace Frehley, Blondie
Chaplin, Ivan Neville, the late Richie Havens, Sebastian Bach, Al
Kooper, Chip Taylor, Chris Spedding, Donald Duck Dunn and Booker T.
and the M.G.'s.