Kenny Aronoff Sits In
- By Robert Downs
- Published February 4, 2012
Drummer: Kenny Aronoff
Band: Guest Band for Telefunken event
Venue: The Satellite
BAE in conjunction with Telefunken hosted a live show of some of Hollywood’s biggest names to showcase their preamps and microphones. The All-star band included Matt Sorum and Kenny Aronoff.
Robert Downs is one of DRUM's go-to photographers who has shot everyone from Abe Cunningham to Stanton Moore for the magazine. He has also worked work with a host of the world's top drum companies such as DW, Pearl, Gretsch, DDRUM, Sabian, and Zildjian and photographed hundreds of top bands and artists.
[Ed. Note: Each episode of Caught In The Act features a photo of a drummer in action, from the famous like Danny Carey to the not-so-famous local indies. If you're a photographer who'd like to feature your work in Caught In The Act, drop us a note.]
Chris Pennie's Onslaught Of Odd Time
- By Andrew Lentz
- Published January 4, 2012
Drummer: Chris Pennie
Band: Return To Earth/Fight Mannequins
Venue: Lincoln High School, San Jose, CA.
Web site: myspace.com/returntoearththeband; fightmannequinsmusic.com
When we caught Chris Pennie's clinic in late October, we felt both privileged and duped. Privileged to witness the North Jersey speed demon's mathematic beats on a great sounding Mapex Velvetone topped with choice Sabians. Duped because he had already left Coheed And Cambria but neglected to say anything to the rapt audience. That's OK, Chris: We know that the next Return To Earth album will see your polyrhythmic potential fully realized.
Caught Live: Mike Mangini of Dream Theater
- By Andrew Lentz
- Published October 24, 2011
Drummer: Mike Mangini
Band: Dream Theater
Venue: Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA.
Web site: http://www.mikemangini.com
On the SF stop of Dream Theater’s current tour behind new release A Dramatic Turn Of Events, Mike Mangini’s ripping five-minute solo was the highlight of the night. Dig those quarter toms mounted horizontally above the rack toms.
Caught Live: Shawn Pelton of SNL
- By Radim McCue
- Photos by Ronn Dunnett
- Published October 7, 2011
It's a rare treat to see Shawn Pelton of Saturday Night Live in a clinic environment. He put on a phenomenal show at the Regina Drum Clinic, treating customers to a groove tour de force..
[Ed. Note: Each episode of Caught In The Act features
a photo of a drummer in action, from the famous like Danny Carey to the not-so-famous local indies. If you're a photographer who'd like to feature
your work in Caught In The Act, drop us a
Images © Ronn Dunnett 2011.