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Marco Minnemann

Marco Minnemann


Vital Stats


Following an early musical childhood playing organ (age 6) and drums and guitar (age 11), fame struck when he was 19 when Marco was offered the drumseat in 1992 in Munich by the first "crossover" band Freaky Fukin' Weirdoz.

Following a collaboration of the Weirdoz with Nina Hagen (which resulted in a fantastic cover version of Ian Dury's hit "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick"), Nina brought him on board to handle drum duties on her tour.

Meanwhile, Marco built his reputation as a brilliant drummer through solo workshops at the Frankfurt Music Fair, PASIC in Dallas, and a solo performance at the Modern Drummer Festival in Toronto, following which (in the eyes of professionals and music trade magazines), he is catapulted into the Top Ten of the drumming world.

Following four albums with his own band Illegal Aliens, Marco pursues a prolific solo career, producing 14 solo albums. He also fit in performances and recordings with Paul Gilbert, Eddie Jobson, Steven Wilson, Trey Gunn, Kreator, Necrophagist, Adrian Belew, Nena, Udo Lindenberg, Mike Keneally, Andy Partridge, FFW, Gianna Nannini, The Buddy Rich Big Band and many more.

Other notable activities throughout the 2000s include a trio drummer tour with Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman, performances with death metal band Necrophagist and Kreator, and lending his voice to the Metalocalypse episode "Snakes and Barrels".

In 2011, along with tours with Eddie Jobson of the band UK and Steven Wilson, Marco joined forces with Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller to create the trio The Aristocrats and created the LMR project (Levin Minnemann Rudess).

That led Marco to his work with Joe Satriani, joining on the tour for Unstoppable Momentum and then recording and touring the world for "Shockwave Supernova".


Shockwave Supernova (Studio Album + Tour)
Unstoppable Momentum (Tour)