Marco Minnemann

Imperial Beach, CA United States

Bio: Marco Minnemann is a german born composer and multi instrumentalist and his work include artists such as Adrian Belew, Paul Gilbert, Eddie Jobson, Mike Keneally, Nina Hagen, Nena, Necrophagist, Jordan Rudess, the Buddy Rich big band, Kreator, Paddy Kelly and many more.
His CDs can be found on itunes. Marco has released more than 15 solo titles so far where he plays all instruments as well.
His work as an educational book author brought out 3 books including the award winning and in many magazines as #1 voted "Extreme Independence"[citation needed]. Also one of his DVDs "Extreme Drumming" won polls and achieved Marco a Telly Award.
He did a trio tour with Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman and on numerous clinic tours around the world. His educational book “Maximum Minnemann” is available since August 2006 and his new DVD "The Marco Show" with featured Artists Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and the Buddy Rich Big Band came out in 2007.
His instructional DVD Extreme Drumming was published in 2003 by Warner Brothers. In October 2007, he was announced as a member of new band UKZ with Eddie Jobson (ex-Zappa), Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson) and Alex Machacek (virtuoso guitar player). Marco toured with death metalists Necrophagist on the Summer Slaughter tour 2007 which is featured on their live DVD released in 2008.
He's part of the Progressive Rock power trio "KMB" (Keneally/Minnemann/Beller), which performs music from all three member's solo albums as well as original material and improvised "jams". An extensive KMB tour+recording is planned for 2009, and Minnemann has performed several times as the drummer in "The Mike Keneally Band" along with KMB-mates Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller as well as recording drums for the song "Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through" on Beller's sophomore solo release "Thanks In Advance". He recently recorded for Italian band Ephel Duath and is featured in their newest album, titled Through My Dog's Eyes.
Marco is currently working with Canadian singer/songwriter Shiloh-Sheray on a collaboration CD titled S+M.
On July 18, Marco performed as solo artist at the third edition of the Alatri In Blues Festival, in front of a crowd of more than 5,000 people. This performance is believed to be the most-attended drum solo performance ever in Europe and probably in the world[citation needed].
He's currently on a world tour with thrash metal band Kreator.
Minnemann performed three concerts in Poland in November 2009 as part of Eddie Jobson's Ultimate Zero (UZ) project. The line-up also featured John Wetton, Greg Howe (guitar) and Tony Levin (stick). They performed music from UK and King Crimson.
His project Normalizer 2 has been released in 2010, where differenet artists such as Mike Keneally, Alex Machacek and Trey Gunn composed music as a "pizza topping" to a 52 min drumsolo of Marco.
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