Brent Taddie was born in Pittsburgh, PA and began playing drums at the age of 8. He was discovered by hard rock band Crown the Empire via his YouTube channel in 2011. Taddie soon left college and job at a local music store to focus on Crown the Empire full-time. The band has since released 3 full-length studios albums on Rise Records as well as a self-released EP. Taddie joined the Paiste family the summer of 2018 before the final US Vans Warped Tour.