Kenny Aronoff

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


Episode 86: Live From My Drum Room Remembering Charlie Watts - Part 2

Part 2 of John DeChristopher's series Remembering Charlie Watts. A fabulous and often hilarious discussion with Steve Smith, Kenny Aronoff, Dave Mattacks, Chad Smith, Mickey Curry, Shawn Pelton, Clem Burke and Don McAulay. Please check out "Part 1" if you…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2022

12 Drummers Drumming

  Monday, November 1, 2021, on Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen’s 58th birthday, we are announcing a special upcoming auction called ’12 Drummers Drumming’ to benefit his Raven Drum Foundation. For the past 37 years, PNC has calculated the prices of the 12 gifts…

Modern Drummer
Nov 1, 2021

The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 16: David Frangioni & Billy Amendola with Kenny Aronoff

Modern Drummer Publisher and CEO David Frangioni along side Editor-At-Large Billy Amendola talk with world renowned Drummer Kenny Aronoff About his performance at the Modern Drummer 2020 festival featuring a tribute to Neil peart. Kenny and Neil were great friends…

Modern Drummer
Jan 14, 2021

Anthony Citrinite of The Collective and MeetHook in On The Beat

Dear MD and fellow drummers! My name is Anthony Citrinite and I have been lucky enough to play drums professionally for many years with a number of great bands including Boston, Coheed & Cambria, and currently with Embers Only. Some…

Modern Drummer
Jan 29, 2019

Top Drummers Join Forces for Beat Hunger Campaign

The November issue of Modern Drummer includes a news item on the hunger-awareness campaign Beat Hunger, which recently brought together a number of pro drummers to help publicize the ongoing need for nutritious food and support for Haitians living in…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2018

On The Beat with Grammy Winning Producer-Drummer-Guitarist-Songwriter Clif Magness

Hi MD. My love affair with drums began in my mother’s car. When I was around six years old, I was pounding away “Wipe Out” on the headrest when she decided then and there to rush me into drum lessons.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2017

Kenny Aronoff on John Cougar’s “Jack & Diane”

The drummer, who appears in the new documentary film Hired Gun, recounts the making of one of his most famous tracks.   The process of writing, arranging, rehearsing, and recording a John Cougar Mellencamp song went something like this: John…

Modern Drummer
May 24, 2017

Episode 87: 2017 Readers Poll Winners, Practicing Transcriptions, Evans UV1 Drumheads, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss some of their favorite ways to use transcriptions to develop vocabulary and to create new ideas. The hosts then discuss the various winners in the 2017 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Up for review…

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2017

Kenny Aronoff’s 7 Tips for Success

Modern Drummer’s March cover star lays it right out: Focus on these areas if you want to reach the top. There are plenty of great drummers everywhere—why is it that I get asked to do so many sessions, tours, and…

Modern Drummer
Feb 17, 2017

Episode 78: Drum Fills, Kenny Aronoff, Noble & Cooley Snares, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss their thoughts on when and why to play drum fills. The featured drummer is March 2017 Modern Drummer cover artist Kenny Aronoff. Up for review is a trio of sweet snares from legendary…

Modern Drummer
Feb 3, 2017

Kenny Aronoff Studio Tour!

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here. On The Cover Kenny Aronoff This is one of life’s simple truths: The more you learn, the more you realize how…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2017

News: Kenny Aronoff Performance and Master Class in Indianapolis

A master class and performance will be presented by rock/pop/studio great Kenny Aronoff at the JCC in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 28, 2015. The master class will be held from 4 pm to 5 pm. Open to all ages and…

Modern Drummer
Sep 18, 2015

Whiplash Bonus Clip: Star Drummers on Music Education

It’s been a big week for the independent film Whiplash, in which Miles Teller portrays an aspiring jazz drummer training under a monstrous conductor played by J.K. Simmons. On Sunday, February 22, the movie won three Oscars, including one for…

Modern Drummer
Feb 25, 2015

Kenny Aronoff Joins Rick Springfield For Cancer Benefit

Rick Springfield (“Jessie’s Girl”) is hosting Rock for Ruben to help raise funds for the the pop-rock singer’s  guitar tech, Ruben Velasco, who is battling cancer. Joining Springfield at the event, which will be held at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in…

Modern Drummer
Aug 13, 2014