Allen Aucoin’s kit of the Disco Biscuits.
2012 Year End Top 50 Drummer Photos – This is a shout out to those tucked away in the back under next to no lighting…the backbone of every band.
Here’s my top 50, in no particular order…
Lars Ulrich of Metallica at the Orion Music and More Festival.
Eric Singer of Kiss at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Chris Guanlao of the Silversun Pickups at the Firefly Music Festival.
Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket at the Williamsburg Waterfront Park.
Ryan Rabin of Grouplove at Terminal 5.
Daru Jones of Jack White’s all-male backing band The Buzzards…at the Firefly Music Festival.
Pat Thetic of Anti Flag at Bamboozle Music Festival.
Daniel de los Reyes of the Zac Brown Band at the IZOD Center.
Drummer with Ted Nugent at the State Theater.
Alex Van Halen with Van Halen at Madison Square Garden.
Richard Danielson of Vintage Trouble at the Prudential Center.
Patrick Carney of The Black Keys at Madison Square Garden.
Josh Karis of Leroy Justice at Brooklyn Bowl.
Drummer for Mac Powell Country at the Encore Event Center.
Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry at Starland Ballroom.
Shawn Drover of Megadeth at the PNC Arts Center.
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Earl Hudson of Bad Brains at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Often times, drummers are the hardest band member to shoot….especially when they are on a small stage. The other band members are usually jamming out in front of their kits and the lights are dimmer.
Karl Perazzo of Santana at the PNC Arts Center.
Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi All Stars at Brooklyn Bowl.
Christian Grahn aka “Chris Dangerous” of The Hives at the Made In America Music Festival.
Drummer with Miike Snow at the Made In America Music Festival.
Joe Magistro jams with Rich Robinson [of The Black Crowes] at the Bowery Ballroom.
Marc Quiñones of the Allman Brothers Band at the PNC Arts Center.
Matt Aveiro of the Cold War Kids at the Firefly Music Festival.
Zak Starkey [son of Ringo Starr] performs with The Who at the Prudential Center.
Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion at Roseland Ballroom.
Nate Donmoyer of Passion Pit at the Made In America Music Festival.
Jonah Falco aka “Guinea Beat / Mr. Jo” of Fucked Up at the Orion Music and More Music Festival.
Benny Horowitz of Gaslight Anthem at the Bamboozle Music Festival.
Mark Pontius of Foster The People at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Andrew McFarland of Reptar at the Firefly Music Festival.
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys at the Firefly Music Festival.
Tyler Williams of The Head and the Heart at the Firefly Music Festival.
John Wicks of Fitz and the Tantrums at the Firefly Music Festival.
Questlove of The Roots at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Joe Russo [not me] of Furthur at MCU Ballpark.
Larger stages/venues are easier as the band is more spread out and the lighting will almost always be better.
Johnny Radelat with Gary Clark Jr’s band at the Made In America Music Festival.
Nicki Gillespie of Dumpstaphunk performs at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Carla Azar of Jack Whites all-female backing band…The Peacocks at Roseland Ballroom.
Dave Turbeville of The Felice Brothers at the Firefly Music Festival.
Drummer for Michael Kiwanuka at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Drummer for Lupe Fiasco at the Firefly Music Festival.
Jorma Vik of Mariachi El Bronx at the Firefly Music Festival.
Matt Thomas of The Joy Formidable at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Joe Plummer of The Shins at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead at the Prudential Center.
Tribute cake to the late great drummer Levon Helm at the Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center.
Flavor Flav of Public Enemy at Irving Plaza.
Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction at the Williamsburg Waterfront Park.
You can see full photo galleries from all these artists on my site.
Again, this was a BIG year for me and the amount of work I produced. HUGE thanks goes out to all the bands, tour mgr’s, PR companies, friends and family and all these drummers featured here today. Thank you all for the love and support.
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