Marco Minnemann is one of the most gifted and sought after drummers in the world today. He has recorded and performed with artists like Steven Wilson, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Alex Lifeson, Jordan Rudess, and many more. Along with bassist Bryan Beller and guitarist Guthrie Govan, he is part of progressive rock band The Aristocrats. The Aristocrats album, titled The Aristocrats With Primuz Chamber Orchestra, is set to be released on June 3rd. This conversation took place just after Marco got back from doing shows with Randy McStine as McStine & Minnemann on the Cruise To The Edge, a prog rock cruise of epic proportion. He talks about that experience, his work with so many different artists, what he would like to do in the future, and the toughest gig he ever played.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!