Voted Drummer of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine, living legend Kenny Aroff first became a recognizable personality behind the drum kit playing for 17 years for John Mellencamp on hits including the #1 single Jack and Diane, Hurts So Good, Pink Houses (Ain t That America), and Small Town, among many others, and he s been keeping the beat to the sound track of a rock and roll generation ever since! MTV made Aroff a household name in the 1980s, and, throughout the 1990s and 2000s, he has exploded into one of the most in-demand session drummers in the business, responsible for such #1 hits as Jon Bon Jovi s Blaze of Glory, Meatloaf s I d Do Anything for Love, That Thing You Do from the motion-picture sound track, Heaven Is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle, Michelle Branch hits including Everywhere, Are You Happy Now?, and Breathe, and Melissa Etheridge s I Wanna Come Over, among many more. Aroff s been the beat-keeper for mythic Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty for the past 20 years, the house drummer for the Kennedy Center Hors for Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Lady Gaga, and others, at the White House, and fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing with the Beatles onstage on the CBS TV special The Night That Changed America backing up Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Now, in Sex! Drums! And Rock n Roll, Kenny Aroff gives music fans everywhere a long-awaited glimpse into his life in music.
KENNY ARONOFF (Los Angeles) is arguably one of the most world-famous rock and roll drummers alive. After four decades behind the kit playing with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Joe Cocker, the Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Dylan, and Jon Bon Jovi, as house drummer for the Kennedy Center Honors, and alongside Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the Beatles CBS TV special The Night That Changed America, Aronoff has been named Drummer of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine and remains one of the most in-demand live and session drummers in the music business working today. Aronoff is past, present, and future!