Michael Cartellone

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Michael Cartellone
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Cartellone performing in Birmingham, Alabama on June 23, 2009
Background information
Born (1962-06-07) June 7, 1962 (age 52)
Solon, Ohio
Genres Hard rock, Heavy metal, Southern rock, Progressive rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Artist
Instruments Drums
Years active 1973[1][2] to present
Associated acts Lynyrd Skynyrd, Damn Yankees, Accept
Website michaelcartellone.com

Michael Cartellone (born June 7, 1962 in Solon, Ohio) is an American musician and the current drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd (1999–present).[3]


Cartellone is the former drummer of Damn Yankees (1989–1996, 1998-2001) [4] and a former drummer for Accept (1996).[5] He appeared on former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley's 2009 album, Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food. He has also worked with Eddie Jobson, Tommy Shaw (before and after the formation of Damn Yankees), John Fogerty, Peter Frampton, John Wetton, Freddie Mercury, Cher, Adrian Belew,[1][2] Brad Gillis, Shaw Blades, Steve Fister, Wolf Hoffmann (solo), Tim Kirker, Jack Blades (after the dissolution of Damn Yankees) and Joe Lynn Turner.[6]

He is also an accomplished painter and ardent Charlie Chaplin and Cleveland Indians fan.

Cartellone uses Pearl drums and Zildjian cymbals, most notably the A and A custom series, but previously used the Z custom series in the past.


  1. ^ a b "Michael Cartellone (About Michael link)". Michael Cartellone official website. MC Artworks. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Michael Cartellone". Down South Jukin'. Bruce Wall. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Leggett, Steve. "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Biography". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Damn Yankees: Biography". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Accept: Biography". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved May 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Michael Cartellone: Credits". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 

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