German native Marco Minnemann is looked upon by his peers as one of the most gifted, innovative, cutting-edge drummers on the international music scene today. He has won numerous awards for his educational drum books and videos and was recently featured on the cover of the world's number one drum magazine, Modern Drummer. Minnemann's unusual drum kit setup, which includes an array of multiple foot pedals, Gong drum, electronics, and unique cymbal configurations, combined with his amazing, extreme interdependence skills has propelled him to superstar status among today's elite drumming royalty. His total command of four-way independence is unequaled, and his over-the-top drumming creations are simply mind-boggling. He is a total drumming super freak.
In 2006, Minnemann was invited to perform on a rare world clinic tour with legendary drummer Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Brecker Bros.) and drumming great Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth). His top-selling instructional book, Maximum Minnemann was recently voted in the Top Five Best Educational Books in the Modern Drummer 2007 Readers Poll, and his most recent DVD, The Marco Show (DW DVD), features riveting performances with artists Mike Keneally (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass), and the legendary Buddy Rich Big Band. Marco Minnemann continues to redefine drumming and solidify his place in music history with a truly unique voice and an undisputed talent, as one of the greatest drummers and innovative composers the world has ever witnessed.