Kenny Aronoff


Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in demand drummers. Rolling Stone, in fact, cited him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”. 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, Chris Cornell, Steven, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Seger, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Slash, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Keith Urban, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, 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 on
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’s winning approach to drumming and to life has given him the ability to sustain a successful career for over three and a half decades.

Kenny Aronoff is a bestselling author, and event speaker with an inspirational message about how to be a rock star in life and business. Kenny will share the discoveries he's made as the driving force behind the worlds greatest Rock 'n' Roll bands over the last four decade. You will learn insights about great teamwork and get a glimpse through the lens of the world's highest performing teams.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.