Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kenny Aronoff - Drummer Extraordinaire

This "CooperTalk" originally posted on 3/22/2016

Kenny called me to reschedule our episode. He was telling me so much cool information as we spoke that I knew this would be a killer episode. I told him to save the stories until we got in studio because they were gems. He is a very respected drummer and a monster on his kit. When you listen to John Cougar's "Jack & Diane" the drum break in the middle is all Kenny. Created by him and perfectly executed by him.

Here is the original posting from this episode:

Steve Cooper talks with drummer Kenny Aronoff. Kenny is one of the world's most influential and in-demand drummers. The list of artists he's worked with reads like a who's who of the music industry, and includes John Mellencamp, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Avril Lavigne, John Fogerty, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Trey Anastasio, Michelle Branch, and many others. With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, he was named the #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and the #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine, and in addition has played on over 30 Grammy-nominated recordings.

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