John Macaluso - Drummer
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John Macaluso

New York born drummer John Macaluso has recorded over 200 albums and toured worldwide as a session drummer, recording artist, teacher, clinician and producer. He has 4 GOLD albums to his credit. John has played for some of the world's top artists in many different genres of music.

His recording and touring list includes:

Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X, ARK, TNT, James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Riot, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns and Roses), KRS-1, Union Radio, Joe Lynn Turner, Uli Jon Roth, George Lynch, Pete Steel, Felicia Collins (David Letterman Show), Starbreaker, Dee Snider, Powermad, Spread Eagle, Danny Miranda (Queen), The Good Rats, Randy Coven, Alex Masi, Vitalij Kuprij, Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Bobby Hambel (Biohazard), Tony Bongiovi, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Danny Spitz (Anthrax), MCM, Metal Mike (Rob Halford), Dave Eggar (Evenescence) and more.

John has also recorded multiple movie soundtracks including David Lynch's "Wild At Heart" Movie starring Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern. John had a cameo appearance in the film as well as recording the soundtrack with band Powermad. The film won 1st place at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 1989. Other films include "Dad" Starring Jack Lemmon, "The Beatle Fan" and more.

John lives in Italy now and tours worldwide doing concerts and clinics. He has released a drum book titled "Repercussions" and is about to release his second book "Drumming Linear". John has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine multiple times and has also been a writer for the magazine.

John is a graduate of Musician's Institue P.I.T. California. He has studied privately with Joe Franco, Ralph Humphrey, Dom Famularo, Rod Morganstein, Casey Scherelle, Joe Porcaro, Tommy Aldridge, Jim Holland, Jim Chapin, Steve Houghton, Efrin Toro and Chuck Silverman.

John is also a song writer and has written, recorded, produced and released a solo album titled John Macaluso & Union Radio "The Radio Waves Goodbye". The record features James LaBrie, singer of Dream Theater and Mike DiMeo singer of Riot on Vocals as well as many more well know players. The album was released on Lion Records. He has also written, recorded and co-produced the cridically aclaimed album from ARK "Burn The Sun", released on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label and Inside Out Records.

John Macaluso endorses Evans Drum Heads, Pro Mark Drum Sticks, Paiste Cymbals and Mark Drum Electric Drums.

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