Sex, Drums, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: How Legendary Drummer Kenny Aronoff Became
the Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business!


What do John Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meatloaf, B.B. King, Rod Stewart, and John Fogerty have in common? All of these rock ‘n’ roll superstars have performed with Kenny Aronoff as their drummer, keeping the beat in the studio or on the road.  

Kenny Aronoff knew he wanted to be a drummer the first time he saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, so it was almost like kismet when he played with two of their members a few decades later. In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, the legendary drummer talks about his greatest influences, greatest compliments, and the chance meeting that changed his life.  


A classically trained musician, Kenny Aronoff’s background in classical music and jazz has served him well in his long, storied career. Though he is best known for his 16 year collaboration with John Mellencamp, he has in fact worked with artists as far ranging as Melissa Etheridge, Patty Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Bob Dylan, and Billy Ray Cyrus.  

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