Who is the current drummer for John Mellencamp?

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Who is the current drummer for John Mellencamp?

Post  Paradiddlemadness on Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:03 am

He is playing in Auckland at the end of the year - do you think Kenny Aronoff will be playing? If he is, I'm going to try and kidnap him at the airport for a clinic - hah!
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:48 pm

Dude, i'm pretty sure it is Kenny Aronoff - that guy can serve it up for sure. I saw them on Jools Holland and the band was smoking, Aronoff really belts the tubs!
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Kenny Aronoff

Post  Bonham on Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:07 am

Yes Kenny Aronoff is drummimg for him they have just toured or are still in the process of West Australia. I met him earlier this year at one of his clinics he signed a shirt for me & got a pic taken with him he's a cool dude man. He holds his sticks right on the end & makes pieces fly off them like they are going though a wood chipper he hits that hard. He said the reason why he has his Hi Hats on the right cable driven is that he has smashed his nose a couple of times with the sticks. Modern drummer magazine August 08 has a good article on him, seeing him play is something to watch what a legend.

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Post  granstar on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:39 pm

Dare i compare Smile , what i like about Kenny is his versatility and concepts he uses with creating a beat. Unlike JB who's style was "classic rock", Kenny is a modern legendary weapon on the drums, covering a host of different music styles, although mostly known for his rocking out with John Couger. He like Bonham, plays to the song at hand, making up suitable rhythms to suit, solid, with groove, not overplaying.
His instructional videos/DVDs are very good, and i recommend any drummer to listen to anything he has recorded,(There is a big list).

One of my favourite cd's that is use for between breaks at gigs is Patty Smyth's self titled album Patty Smyth. Two reasons, one = Patty Smyth, 2 = Kenny Aronoff on drums.

One could do no harm to listen plenty to what KA has to offer as many do with JB, perhaps KA is more accesable (being alive and relaying his ongoing licks for others) as opposed to JB, but between them certainly unique and worth looking up to.
http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Kenny_Aronoff.html

Another U.S giant alongside KA is Paul Leim ( Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Lime etc,etc.), another country/rock drummer that plays fittingly, with great sounding drums and gets the gigs.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nuEscveP-pw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb5PxIAJnQ4&NR=1


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Post  granstar on Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:18 am

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