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altKENNY ARONOFF SWITCHES TO EVANS DRUMHEADS

Evans are the Drumheads of Choice for this Coveted Drummer

 
FARMINGDALE, NY, February 20, 2014 – Evans is excited to sign one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers, Kenny Aronoff.  Aronoff plays Evans G12 Tom Heads in the studio and G2 Coated Tom Heads live, EQ4 Clear Bass Batter Heads, and the new Evans Heavyweight Snare Heads.  He is also a proponent of Puresound’s Custom Pro Snare Wires and Planet Waves cables.

"It’s a thrill to welcome Kenny to the D’Addario artist family," comments Marco Soccoli, Director of Artist Relations.  "His dedication to and love for music is something we, as a company, can relate to, and we can’t wait to work more closely togehter."

In 1980, Kenny Aronoff joined the John Mellencamp band, recording 10 albums and touring with him for over a 17-year period. His innovative style and solid backbeat became the driving force behind Mellencamp's long run of hit records in the '80's and '90s.  In the mid-80s, Aronoff began to develop an enormously successful career as a studio musician and has also performed with John Fogerty for over 15 years. Today, he's among the world's most wanted session drummers, having played on hundreds of records, with 30 of those recordings having been Grammy-nominated.

The list of artists that Aronoff has worked with reads like a who's who of the music industry and includes The Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Seger, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissette, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Puddle of Mudd, Avril Lavigne, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Martin, Santana, Trey Anastasio, Michelle Branch, Vince Gill, Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, George Jones, Conway Tritty and many others.  Most recently, he played in the 50th US Anniversary Beatles Tribute Concert house band alongside Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr!

"I just started using Evans Drumheads because Evans has made a product that makes my drums sound better than they have ever sounded, both live and in the studio," says Aronoff. "I also use the Puresound Snare Wires on my snare drums and Planet Waves cables for my own Recording Studio, Uncommon Studios in LA."

D’Addario is committed to inspiring higher levels of creativity and performance. For more information about Kenny Aronoff, visit www.kennyaronoff.com and www.uncommonstudiosla.com.  For more information about Evans Drumheads, please visit www.evansdrumheads.com.

D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven product divisions: D'Addario Fretted, D'Addario Orchestral, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario Planet Waves Accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the company manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota’s Lean manufacturing principles. D’Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 3,000 endorsing artists.
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