Originally Posted by harryconway
If you check the "album notes" to Night Songs, all drum tracks were Jody Cortez. Long Cold Winter drum duties were shared by Cozy Powell and Denny Carmassi. Producer Andy Johns didn't want to use Coury in the studio, is the story I remember hearing and/or reading, back in 1986 and 1988.
The 1st album was recorded before Fred joined. So he wasn't replaced as much as he just wasn't there yet. He joined the band just in time to make the photo session.
And then, yes, the producer kicked him off the 2nd album and replaced him.
If I recall, Cozy Powell wrote to Modern Drummer to clarify which songs he played one, and mentioned he didn't know why Fred had been kicked off the album, as he (Cozy) just played all the same parts that Fred had already recorded. But then again, maybe Cozy was just being nice. Who knows.
Although I just noticed on Fred's website he still has himself as the drummer on those two albums. Kind of odd.