Dan Hickey (born May 30, 1957) was They Might Be Giants' drummer from 1997 to 2003. He appeared in the videos for "Boss Of Me" and "Doctor Worm", even though he did not play on the latter song. As TMBG's live drummer through those years, he can be heard on several of the live performances on Severe Tire Damage, and he is the main drummer on Mink Car and No!. He also appeared on John Linnell's solo album State Songs, playing drums on "The Songs Of The 50 States," "West Virginia" and "Michigan."
His talents have been specifically showcased in the following songs:
Band Of Dans Profile
Birthday: May 30th
Plays: DW Drums, Paiste cymbals, Remo heads and Vic Firth sticks
Takes his coffee: Light, no sugar
Previous gigs: Joe Jackson, The B52's, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Winter
Favorite recordings: Planet Drum "Supralingua," NRBQ "At Yankee Stadium," Beatles "Revolver"
Guilty pleasure: Frank Sinatra
First gig: "It was a Battle of the Bands. My band was called 'Grumpy and Company.' We were a Top 40 cover band. We lost to a Heart cover band. Actually we lost because we were terrible."
Liquor of choice: Red wine