157 – Johnny Rabb: Drumming for Collective Soul, Creating Loyalty, Excitement vs. Reality
Johnny Rabb became a household name in the drumming community as a product developer and clinician. For years, he worked the clinic and convention circuit to great success, but he missed actually being in a band and playing shows. In 2012, a chance meeting at NAMM with Collective Soul‘s Will Turpin led to Johnny becoming the band’s new drummer, and he still tours and records with them today.
In this podcast, Johnny talks about:
Being a hired gun vs. being “the new guy” in a band vs. being a full-fledged member
How commitment to a group and prioritization of it result in job security
Diversifying income streams, musical and otherwise
Why he lives in Indianapolis
How excitement can sometimes blind you to potential red flags
Maintaining perspective and gratitude
Johnny Rabb endorses ProLogix, Remo heads, Meinl Cymbals and Percussion, Cympad, Audix Microphones, and of course, Johnny Rabb drumsticks.
This episode is sponsored by Crush Drums.