Legendary session god drummer Kenny Aronoff welcomes me to his LA studio for a inspirational chat about childhood dreams coming true. How he went from a child discovering rock’n’roll with the Beatles on Ed Sullivan to playing with Ringo Starr 50 years later on a TV special celebrating that very same Ed Sullivan appearance.
How did John Mellencamp help him become a more Ringo-esque drummer? What does Kenny see as the drummer’s true purpose in a recording session? What story did Paul McCartney tell him about the Beatles first trip to NYC? What’s it like to play Beatles songs in front of and alongside Beatles? What’s the difference between playing ‘Something’ with Joe Walsh and ‘Hey Bulldog’ with Dave Grohl? How did the Beatles use a “less is more” approach to create dynamics in their music.
Plus, great stories of moments in the studio with the Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, John Hiatt, Don Was and more.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
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