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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:37 AM

Mike Johnston Photo Shoot Drum Solo

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Mike Johnston


Mike Johnston


Drumming since:

5 years old - 1981

With MEINL since:

March 25, 2011


October 15, 1976

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23 responses to "Mike Johnston Photo Shoot Drum Solo"

Chris posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 8:39 AM

Meinl Cymbal artist Mike Johnston goes off the cuff with an impromptu drum solo during a photo shoot at The Factory in Franklin, TN.

Taylor posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 16:41 PM

It's crazy to hear Mike just "play" because he's always teaching. I have a whole new respect for him.

Tamadude84 posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:03 PM

Flat out filthy! Nicely done Mike.

Ryan posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:09 PM

Sounds amazing, no mics?? - Very nice acoustics in there :)


Adrian posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:11 PM

This is nice, much respect for Mike and Meinl.

Jason B. posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:12 PM

Amazing feel. Are you guys going to have video lessons from him as well? His lessons are the best on the web.

Victor posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:14 PM

Pure awesomeness

Tino posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:21 PM

1:10 was hot! Love the cymbal work Mike! Love the groove at 1:40 and the entire ending!

Shawn Simister posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:21 PM

Mike is awesome! Great teacher and stand up good guy. With all his students, he still makes the lessons feel personalized. I have been a student for 3years and have hundreds of lessons archieved. The guys one of the best instructors around. God Bless ya

Tonya posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:40 PM

Sexy Beast

Xavier Acosta posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 17:55 PM

I can honestly say that his kit sounds better (i know, irrelevant) but Mike is such a creative and flavorful drummer, that latin feel with those new cymbals just sounded explosive. With those cymbals, the latin style had a totally diferent feel to it than it would have with say zildjian or paiste.

drummerboi1981 posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 18:00 PM

It's so cool to see Mikey just playing drums. I love his lessons but it's fun to watch him just jam too.


Jason Brewer posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 18:03 PM

Mike... That was SICK! Congrats! And im loving those cymbals, they sound amazing!

Andreas posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 18:47 PM

Mike is the man. Best instructor of all times...

Ricktastick posted on Apr 15, 2011 - 18:57 PM

Of these 3 things I am certain: 1) Christopher Nolan belongs behind a camera , 2) Jason Statham belongs behind a steering wheel, and 3) Mike Johnston belongs behind a drum set.

Jacob V posted on Apr 16, 2011 - 2:32 AM

STUD! Classy drumming from a great teacher!

Erik posted on Apr 16, 2011 - 17:53 PM

Love the new cymbals Mike. Great drumming too.

Ian posted on Apr 17, 2011 - 1:09 AM

I could listen to Mike play all day, everyday, non-freakin-stop.

Questloverulez posted on Apr 17, 2011 - 8:04 AM


Ermin Monzon posted on Apr 17, 2011 - 15:48 PM

Awesome sounds Mike, those cymbals do make you a different drummer in my opinion.

It's an honor to be one of your students!

Adan posted on Apr 18, 2011 - 20:24 PM

I m so happy for Mike, making the switch to meinl, he is a great instructor, he really focuses and works a lot to provides us the students what is necessary to be a well rounded drummer, not just as a player but also as a person

Xristopher808 posted on Sep 02, 2011 - 3:11 AM

He seems happy with his new Meinls!! Awesome.

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