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John Longstreth



With MEINL since:



February 26, 1976

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Burlington, Wisonsin

Currently living in:

Upstate New York

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Soundcaster Fusion Powerful Ride 22"

Drumming since:

20 years

Car that you currently drive:

Same ole crappy white Chevy Corsica

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Smoke ribs, xbox360, go to the woods with my girl.

Favorite Food:

BBQ!, Thai, and Indian

Favorite Drink:

Coffee, Ommegong Abbey, Water, Horchata


Russ Long, Ray Dimarchi, Mike Heller, and everyone I meet on the road.

Highlight of your career so far:

Too many to name and I'm still waiting for it.

Drumming strengths:

My ability to transcend my immediate genre, and understanding that it's music before it's metal, or pop, or etc., etc.

Drumming means to me:

Communication, Flow, the sound of my brain, Life!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Always be the student, use everything. Learn as much of the industry as you can in addition to your personal craft.

How would you describe yourself:

Always expanding, always moving forward, a master student. In a hurry!

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

"Well....50 years ago when I was in my prime...."