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WHO IS RICH SCANNELLA?





Name: Rich Scannella

Paiste Artist Since: 2010

Birthday: December 5, 1968

Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey

 

Band: Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia / Freelance

Personal Website: Rich Scannella – Official Website

Hobbies: Biking, reading, TV, and relaxing.

Favorite Movies: Scent of a Woman, Pulp Fiction, Bullit, Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Goodfellas, Lone Survivor.

First Kit: 70’s Kent in Marine Pearl. I still have the snare and kick drum, and they still sound great!

Favorite Food: Anything from Whole Foods!

First Paiste Cymbal: 14“ 2002 Hi-Hat

Favorite Paiste Cymbal and Why: Giant Beat series for their warmth and versatility. I love that you can ride or crash on any of them and they never sound abrasive. Also: I can use these cymbals in a variety of settings.

First Paiste Artist Show I Attended: Steve Jordan w/the John Mayer Trio at The Beacon Theater.

 

Top 3 Albums: 3 that changed my life... Are You Experienced? (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin), The Doors (The Doors)

Favorite Car: 1975 Corvette Stingray

 

Best Show Ever Played: Rock In Rio – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – in front of 90,000 people with Bon Jovi. I had three days to rehearse to fill in for Tico Torres. Also right outh of France – where my family lives.

Favorite City: San Francisco, CA

If You Weren’t A Drummer, What Would You Be Doing?: Either a writer or I would have entered BUDS training to attempt becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Ritual/Routine Before a Show and/or Recording Session: Eat a good meal with time to digest and meditate.

Do You Prefer Touring or Recording?: Nothing compares to the excitement of a live audience!

 

Recommendation For A Beginner: Get a great teacher, work really hard, and listen to all styles of music, even if it is not your favorite, as this will help your playing tremendously.

 

 

 


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