Mike Dupke is best known as drummer Lil' Dup with Hair Of The Dog, and Eric Sardina.
Mike Dupke graduated from the I.U. School of Music. He played with John Mellencamp on "L.U.V." off of the "Dance Naked" album and also played with John Mellencamp on the Arsenio Hall show.
At the age of 28, Mike Dupke was all set for world domination when he moved from Nashville to Los Angeles in 1999. The Michigan native, Indiana University graduate, and former-student of Kenny Aronoff was manning the throne behind that rock juggernaut Hair Of The Dog. Unfortunately, they disbanded in 2002.
Guitarist Eric Sardinas had seen Dupke with Hair Of The Dog, which led to a successful audition, which led to a couple quick rehearsals and jetting off to Germany for the first gig.
In May 2005 Dupke joined WASP, replacing previously announced skinsman Larry Howe.
Mike Dupke names Peter Criss, Kenny Aronoff, John Bonham, Anton Fig, Charlie Benante as musical influences.