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Johnny Rabb

Collective Soul, Author, Clinician | United States

Johnny Rabb is an active live and studio drummer. He is the drummer for the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul, and recently recorded the "See What You Started By Continuing" album, which was released in Fall 2015. The band recently completed a U.S. and South American tour to support the album.

Johnny has been fortunate enough to develop a series of cymbals with the MEINL cymbal company. His Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of the Generation X line. He is also the founder of his own drumstick company. He continues to design and develop new sounds and innovations for his unique concepts on the drums.

As an author, Johnny continues his passion for education. He released The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD. Johnny was also voted #1 Best Educational Author by Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll for his book Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set.

He has performed with a wide range of artists such as Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, Maynard Ferguson, DJ Hype, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready. He is also the co-founder of BioDiesel along with bassist, Clay Parnell. Together they comprise an electronic duo that performs live EDM.

He has traveled worldwide conducting countless clinics and master classes including the Montreal Drumfest, PASIC, Musik Messe, Meinl Drum Festival, Drummer Fest (Belgium) and the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, to name a few. He has also instructed at world reknown drum camps, including KOSA and RHYTHM (Bavarian Music Academy).

Ahead Armor Cases
When I was introduced to the AHEAD Speed Kick, I thought it was a very innovative and useable product. I now have the ability to switch bass drum sounds in an instant. The AHEAD Speed Kick allows me to change my bass drum sound and adjust my beater height without fumbling around for a drum key. It has helped me by saving time with easy and quick adjustments and gives me multiple sound options for my bass drum both live and in the studio.
Johnny Rabb
Collective Soul, Author, Clinician