born on 24/2/1969 in Miami Beach, FL, United States
Alias Alejandro Gonzalez
Links www.mana.com.mx (English)
Alex González (musician)
|Alex González (musician)|
Alejandro González Trujillo (born February 24, 1969 in Miami, Florida, United States), better known as Alex González, is an American musician of Cuban and Colombian origin. He is a member, drummer and songwriter for the Mexican band Maná. He is nicknamed "El Animal" and also sings lead vocals for many songs, including the single "Me Vale". Alex discovered his passion for playing drums when he was only five years old. At such an early age he caught the attention of his kindergarten teacher who gave him a red sparkle drumkit. He took to the instrument very seriously and found himself a teacher by age five.
Alex was in the first version of Maná by age fifteen and hit it big in 1992 with the album, ¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños?, which was certified gold in the U.S. Alex cites influences such as Ringo Starr, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart and Terry Bozzio.
Maná has been a big part of the Rock En Español phenomenon in the United States. They began playing in the U.S. in 1993 and influencing other bands with their success to play in the U.S. too. Alex is quoted as saying "I think its incredible that Spanish language bands like ours can sell millions of albums and sell out arenas in the U.S. Its also cool to see how many anglos are now getting hooked on our music." His talent has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, Drummerworld, Drum (Magazine), among others. He performs exclusively with DW Drums (formerly has used Pearl Drums), Remo, Paiste and Vic Firth.
- 1.0 1.1 Drummerworld. Drummerworld. Retrieved on 2011-10-16.
- 2.0 2.1 Modern Drummer. Modern Drummer. Retrieved on 2011-10-16.
- Mana official website. Mana.com.mx. Retrieved on 2011-10-16.
- Alex Gonzalez. Drummerworld. Retrieved on 2011-10-16.
|Studio albums||Maná · Falta Amor · ¿Dónde Jugarán los Niños? · Cuando los Ángeles Lloran · Sueños Líquidos · Revolución de Amor · Amar es Combatir|
|Live albums||Maná en Vivo · Maná MTV Unplugged · Unidos Por La Paz · Arde el Cielo|
|Compilations and greatest hits||Todo Grandes Exitos · Grandes · Sólo Para Fanáticos · Esenciales: Sol · Esenciales: Luna · Esenciales: Eclipse|
|Box-sets and remix albums||Lo Esencial de Maná · 100% Maná · Maná Remix|
|Videos||Maná: Exitos En Vivo · Maná MTV Unplugged · Suenos Liquidos Videos · Acceso Total · Arde El Cielo|
|Tours||¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños? Tour · Liquido Tour · Revolución de Amor Tour · Amar es Combatir Tour|
|Related articles||Discography · Singles discography|