Princeton University Library Catalog

Sex, drums, rock 'n' roll! : the hardest hitting man in show business / Kenny Aronoff.

Aronoff, Kenny [Browse]
  • Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC, 2016.
  • ©2016
x, 353 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! details Aronoff's youth in the Berkshires and the Midwest, from his early inspirations to his serious classical and jazz study, which gave him the foundation to be able to play - anything. The failure of a first rock band in his early twenties had a silver lining: it freed him up for an audition that would change his life - John Mellencamp. His work with Mellencamp catapulted Aronoff to the top of the charts with such hits as "Hurt So Good'", "Little Pink Houses'", and "Jack and Diane" and paved the way for session and recording work with droves of remarkable artists: Melissa Etheridge, John Fogerty, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, the BoDeans, Paul Westerberg, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson, Meat Loaf, Joe Cocker, and countless others,"
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 327-340).
"Hey, I Want to Be a Beatle!" -- Norman Mailer and Norman Rockwell -- "Purple Haze" -- Ground Zero -- From Vietnam to Indiana -- Leonard Bernstein . . . Rock 'n' Roll? -- Jazz Rock Fusion at the Roach Motel -- Johnny Cougar -- Kenny Gets Fired -- Kenny Gets Fired . . . Again -- "Jack and Diane" -- Bona Fide -- The Bunker -- The American Dream -- The John Mellencamp Football League -- Scarecrow -- "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." -- Americana -- The Best John Mellencamp Band Drummer in the World -- Welcome to Sessionland! -- Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, and Me -- Blaze of Glory -- Fired, Again! -- Whenever W Wanted -- Professor Aronoff -- Melissa -- Blue Moon Rising -- Mellencamp--the End -- I Can Breathe Again -- Bill Clinton and the Rolling Stones -- The Smashing Pumpkins -- What Song Is It You Want to Hear? -- Scammed! -- The New Pop -- A Little Piece of My Heart -- Chickenfoot -- Great Balls of Fire and the Kennedy Center Honors -- Hail to the chief -- Dad -- Meet the Beatles.
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