The Scott Helmer Show • ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
What do John Cougar Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Ga Ga, 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 and roll superstars have performed with Kenny Aronoff as their drummer, keeping the beat in the studio or on the road.
So how does one become such a sought after drummer? It all began in 1964, when a young Kenny watched The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show. He asked his Mom to call The Beatles because he wanted to play in their band. Little did he know that fifty years later he would get to perform onstage with Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as countless other professional musicians, during the CBS Special ‘The Night That Changed America’.
Before that lifetime achievement, Kenny began his rock career touring and performing with John Cougar Mellencamp for 17 years! When Mellencamp decided to take time off, Kenny was motivated to embark on his own. He fulfilled a lifelong goal – and became a sought after session drummer, as well as a touring drummer.
Today, Kenny Aronoff spends his time touring, performing in the studio and teaching people how to embrace adversity and gain confidence in their personal and professional lives. His life lessons, the stories, the music and the adventure come to the stage with Kenny Aronoff – one of the most sought after entertainers in the world!