Episode 64: Drumming Legend Kenny Aronoff is About to Break over Being a Studio Musician, Quitting the Symphony and Getting the next gig.


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Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand session and touring drummers today. The list of artists he’s worked with reads like a who’s who of the music industry.

In this episode Kenny and I talk about:

  • His Studio set up in North Hollywood
  • Living life without a rear view mirror
  • Records he’s played on have sold over 300 million copies
  • How we first met
  • The Beatles changed everything for him
  • His motto of fight or fight
  • Filming Hired Gun for Netflix
  • Playing for Paul and Ringo 50 years after seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan
  • His parents were really supportive of his career choices
  • Refusing to play the piano because he was in love with the drums
  • Showing up drunk for his college music audition
  • From Rock in Roll to the Symphony and back
  • Refusing to take no for an answer
  • An aggressive commitment to time management
  • The pressure that comes with success
  • Losing your gig overnight
  • Moving into the speaking business

… and making the most of the time we have left

See Kenny’s work at:

www.uncommonstudiosla.com www.KennyAronoff.com

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