March 9, 1968
Brooklyn, New York
Gothic metal, heavy metal
Type O Negative, Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death, Seventh Void, Pist.On, Seven Witches, Black Label Society, Kill Devil Hill
Johnny Kelly (born March 9, 1968) is an American drummer, best known as the former drummer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative from Brooklyn, New York. He is the current drummer for the bands Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death, and Kill Devil Hill. [1 ]
He joined Type O Negative in 1994 to replace
Sal Abruscato. He had previously been the band's drum tech. [2 ]
He currently endorses
Gretsch Drums, Sabian cymbals, Easton Ahead drumsticks and Evans drum heads. Contributing to his long music history, he lent his drumming skill to the song Blood and Flames from Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions.
Kelly served as a fill-in drummer for
heavy metal band Pist.On on an American tour while their drummer, Jeff McManus suffered from chronic muscle pains. [3 ]
Kelly has toured with Danzig since 2002, and recorded drums for the band's
album. Deth Red Sabaoth
Kelly is also the drummer for
heavy metal band Seventh Void with fellow Type O Negative member Kenny Hickey. He also plays drums in a Led Zeppelin tribute band called Earl's Court.
On February 25, 2011, it was announced that Kelly would be replacing Will Hunt as the drummer for
Black Label Society for the remainder of their European tour. He made his first live performance with the band that night at La Cigale in Paris, France.
As of 2011, Kelly is also the drummer for former Type O Negative drummer
Sal Abruscato's new project, . A Pale Horse Named Death
Kelly is currently touring with
On March 10, 2014, it was announced that
Vinny Appice had left Kill Devil Hill, and that Kelly was his replacement. [4 ]
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