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John Macaluso on tour with Jennifer Batten, April 2019


Here is a great video celebrating the great Terry Bozzio's 70th Birthday. The video was done by my good friend here in Italy Andrea Bianchi. I am honored to be in the vid along with so many other drummers who were inspired by the most innovative drummer in history...Bozzio! Video includes Joe Franco, Matt Cameron, Clive Bunker, Sergio Ponti, Marco Minnemann, Pat Mastelotto, Barrie Barlow, Charlie Benante, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Bodens, Todd Sucherman and many more...oh, and me doing my best Terry imitation at 22:16 in the vid. Hope you enjoy.

John Macaluso on tour with Jennifer Batten, April 2019

John Macaluso Solo Album Union Radio on sale

Review: John Macaluso's Union Radio REMASTERED

"Having played with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, James LaBrie, Riot, Symphony X and Starbreaker, former TNT and ARK drummer John Macaluso is one of the most prolific and respected names when it comes to the realms of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Prog-Metal. He is also one of the most technically skilled drummers in rock..."

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Symphony X Tour - Hellfest 2013 "Set The World on Fire"

Symphony X - “Inferno”

Symphony X "When All Is Lost" Hellfest 2013

More of John in the Recording Studio in Italia

James LaBrie Band - Drained

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Recording ARK "Burn The Sun" in Celle, Germany 2000

John Macaluso - Ark Recording 2000

This is one of the only photos taken from that session. Here I am recording the first half of the song "Missing You". Producer, Tommy Newton put a bunch of candles around the kit and knocked out lights to get the vibe...I think it worked! I wanted to get a Phil Collins feel on first half of tune, so I used very thin 7A sticks, then went back to my 2B's for the finish. 2B or not to be, I love the record, one of my babies. J. Mac.

European Drum Tour

John Macaluso European Tour

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Listen to John's Recordings

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Need a Drummer for your Next Recording?

John is available to play on your record, music of all styles. John has recorded over 200 records and multiple demos, movie soundtracks and sessions.

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Paiste Artist Spotlight: John Macaluso

PAISTE John Macaluso

I'm proud to announce that I am this month's Paiste Artist Spotlight. Go check out the article on the Paiste website.

Symphony X - “When All Is Lost”Live

James LaBrie Band - Crucify

John Macaluso Drum Solo Verona, Italy

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John Macalusoa Drum Clinic in Drammen, Norway

John Macaluso Drum Clinic in Drammen, Norway

John in the recording studio in Italia

James LaBrie Band - Invisible

Drum Clinic in Italy 2011 Video

Here is video clip from my drum clinic in Genoa, Italy during my European drum clinic tour.

Macaluso Autograph Appearance in Germany

Musikmesse John Macaluso

Had a blast with JR Robinson, Carl Palmer, Zwanie Jonson and Inferno from Behemoth at Paiste signing session in Frankfurt Germany. Here are some pictures and video from Musikmesse...

Eric Paiste and John Macaluso

John Macaluso, Eric Paiste and Inferno at Musikmesse

Drum Shop USA: The John Macaluso Signature Series brass snares

Drum Shop USA has just made the John Macaluso signature series snare line with the Brass “The Omecist” and the maple wood “Radio Wave”. “These are the best snare drums I have ever used! My two signature snares were made specifically for me and the music I play. I find that they are so versatile, that they can fit any and all types of music." Learn more on the Drum Shop USA website.

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