Kenny Aronoff | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Kenny Aronoff

John Fogerty, Joe Satriani, Supersonic Blues Machine ft. Billy Gibbons

Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in demand drummers and percussionists. Rolling Stone, in fact, cited him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” and Modern Drummer named him #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and #1 Studio Drummer for five years. The list of artists he’s worked with on the road and/or in the studio reads like a who’s who of the music industry, and includes John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Pharell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Slash, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Keith Urban, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Puddle of Mudd, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Crosby Stills and Nash, Celine Dion, Vince Gill, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many others. The full list fills pages With a style of playing that combines power and finesse, his unique and versatile sound has been instrumental on over 60 Grammy-nominated or awarded recordings representing over 300 million in sales, with more than 1300 that were RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Diamond.

Kenny Aronoff's setup

1.15" A Zildjian New Beat HiHats – Pair

2.21" A Custom Projection Ride *

3.19" K Custom Dark Crash

4.20" K China *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Kenny Aronoff

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What inspires me is to be the best man that I can be as a drummer/musician and as a person, and I am willing to spend the rest of my life trying to be the best that I can be.



When you live your life from a place of passion, your deepest desires, and your truth, these things will help you work hard, be self disciplined and persevere in your life and career.



21" A Custom Ride, 15" New Beat HiHats, three 18" or 19" K Custom Dark Crashes, or three 18" or 19" A Zildjian Thin Crashes or 18" or 19" A Custom Projection Crashes. I have played Zildjian Cymbals for my entire life both live and in the studio.

Behind the kit

Zildjian Cover To Cover - Kenny Aronoff plays Buddy Rich

Cymbals - Zildjian Behind the Scenes with Kenny Aronoff

Dave Grohl - Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - Who Are You

Steven Tyler Kennedy Center Honors.2010 Honoring Paul McCartney

Lenny Kravitz - Whole Lotta Love (Tribute To Led Zeppelin Kennedy Center)

Photo Credits:
Profile, Header: Robert Downs