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Henka Johansson



With MEINL since:



February 28, 1973

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Karlskoga Vaermland, Sweden

Currently living in:

Stockholm, Sweden

Drumming since:

I got my first kit when I was four years old.

Car that you currently drive:

A Volvo stationwagon but I wish it was a really big pick-up

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I love cooking, working out at the gym or just hang out with my friends.

Favorite Food:

Mexican, or a really good steak!

Favorite Drink:

Swedish water, Spanish wine, American bourbon and Tequilla


His name is Michael Nowak, but I've learned from all the drumgods: John Bonham, Jim Keltner, Tommy Lee, Keith Moon, Frank Beard

Highlight of your career so far:

Wow tricky, but when we played the big stage at Rock Am Ring, that was really cool 'cause the crowd was roaring that day!

Drumming strengths:

I'm a hardhitter with a big beat but often I still manage to get a steady groove as well, I think that's good!!

Drumming means to me:

It's a way of life for me. If I wasn't a professional drummer. I'd still be playing drums almost everyday because it's so damn fun!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Try to stay true to yourself, practice, be on time and stay away from drugs!

How would you describe yourself:

I'm a fairly happy person and easy going with good people skills, but if I don't get food I turn into a monster.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I would be glad if people said that I was a fun person to play with and of course that they liked my way of playing drums.