Jim Mothersbaugh

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Jim Mothersbaugh
Born (1956-01-18) January 18, 1956 (age 63)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
  • Musician
  • equipment technician
Years active1962—present
Associated actsDevo

Jim Mothersbaugh (born January 18, 1956) is an American rock drummer. He was the second drummer of the new wave band Devo, replacing Rod Reisman who played for only one show. Mothersbaugh joined Devo with his older brothers, Bob and Mark. He was in the band from 1973 to 1977.[1]

Mothersbaugh appears on several early Devo demos. Later he performed as an equipment technician for the band on the 1980 tour, and worked at Roland through much of the 1980s helping to develop MIDI technology.[1]

Currently, he is the President of Circle Prime Manufacturing, an electronics contract manufacturing company in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, that has produced devices for the U.S. military, aerospace, and commercial clients. He lives in Akron, Ohio raising his son, Jacob and daughter, Rachel. He makes appearances at the DE-VOtionals - an annual Devo fan gathering in Ohio which has been held in both Akron and Cleveland.


  1. ^ a b Reynolds Harrow, Victoria (October 2000). "DEVO-lution". Inside Business Magazine. Retrieved 17 November 2015.

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