Johnny Rabb

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Johnny Rabb
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Rabb performing in October 2008
Background information
Born (1972-02-29) February 29, 1972 (age 47)
GenresAlternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Associated actsCollective Soul

Johnny Rabb (born February 29, 1972) is an American drummer, author, inventor, and teacher.[1]

Life and career[edit]

As a product specialist for Roland V-DRUMS, Rabb has performed around 70 international clinic dates per year. He endorses several companies including: Mapex Drums, Remo, Audix Microphones, Prologix, Blowit Fans, Drumometer, and HansenFutz. Rabb designed a series of cymbals with the MEINL company: Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of MEINL's Generation X line.[2] Rabb designed a signature stick, TX7731W, for Pro-Mark drumsticks.[3]

In 2006, Rabb and Clay Parnell formed the band BioDiesel, described as "environmentally friendly Intelligent Dance Music".[4] Rabb is the drummer for U.S.S.A., a rock n' roll collaboration with bassist/programmer/producer Paul Barker, guitarist/composer Duane Denison, and lead singer Gary Call. Rabb formed the duo DrumJockeys with percussionist Chris Patterson (DJ Krushar) performing drum n' bass and acid jazz. Rabb also plays in Magnetic Lobster with friend Marco Minnemann.

Rabb held the title of "WFD World's Fastest Drummer Extreme Sport Drumming" by playing 1,071 single strokes in 60 seconds.[5]

Collective Soul[edit]

Rabb became the drummer for Collective Soul[6] in 2012, making his first live performances with the band during their Dosage Tour between May to July. Rabb's debut studio album with Collective Soul, See What You Started by Continuing, was released on October 2, 2015.


  • (2001). Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set: A Guide to Applying Today's Electronic Music to the Drum Set. Alfred. ISBN 9780757990250.


With Collective Soul[edit]

Studio albums

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography - The Official Johnny Rabb Website". Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  2. ^ "Johnny Rabb - MEINL Cymbals: Artists". MEINL Cymbals. 1972-02-29. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  3. ^ "ProMark Drumsticks : Home". Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  4. ^ "Welcome -". Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  5. ^ "The Official Johnny Rabb Website - HOME". Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  6. ^ Berman, Sayre. "Collective Soul's Johnny Rabb". Modern Drummer Magazine. Retrieved 27 January 2018.