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Miley Cyrus' drummer reveals the perks of being in the backing band of a superstar

Published on Sep 4, 2014 2:13 PM
American Hi-Fi comprise (from right) Drew Parsons, Stacy Jones, Jamie Arentzen and Brian Nolan. -- PHOTO: RUDE RECORDS

Stacy Jones, the frontman of pop-punk band American Hi-Fi, is also the music director and drummer for pop sensation Miley Cyrus.

Jones, 43, who was speaking over the telephone from San Diego ahead of American Hi-Fi's new album launch next Tuesday, tells Life! that the tie-up with Cyrus came about nearly a decade ago, when she was 12.

Jones had met Cyrus' manager on a trip to New York and the two hit it off. Shortly after, he received an offer to be Cyrus' music director and to be part of her backing band. He has not looked back since.

He recalls: "I was told she was on a show called Hannah Montana and her dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. I hadn't seen the show and at the time, no one knew who she was.

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