|Born on: 24.12.1970
Marco Minnemann (born December 24, 1970) is a German-born drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He lives in San Diego, California.
He has many solo CDs on which he plays most of the instruments and sings, and he's constantly working as a composer and session recording artist.
His work as an educational book author along with Rick Gratton brought out 3 books including the award winning and in many magazines as #1 voted "Extreme Independence". Also one of his DVDs "Extreme Drumming" won polls and achieved Marco a Telly Award.
He did a trio tour with Terry Bozzio and Chad Wackerman and on numerous clinic tours around the world. His educational book "Maximum Minnemann" is available since August 2006 and his new DVD "The Marco Show" with featured Artists Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller and the Buddy Rich Big Band came out in 2007.
His instructional DVD Extreme Drumming was published in 2003 by Warner Brothers. In October 2007, he was announced as a member of new band UKZ with Eddie Jobson (ex-Zappa), Trey Gunn (ex-King Crimson) and Alex Machacek (virtuoso guitar player). Marco toured with death metalists Necrophagist on the Summer Slaughter tour 2007 which is featured on their live DVD released in 2008.
He's part of the Progressive Rock power trio "KMB" (Keneally/Minnemann/Beller), which performs music from all three member's solo albums as well as original material and improvised "jams". Minnemann has performed several times as the drummer in "The Mike Keneally Band" along with KMB-mates Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller as well as recording drums for the song "Love Terror Adrenaline/Break Through" on Beller's sophomore solo release "Thanks In Advance". He recently recorded for Italian band Ephel Duath and is featured in their newest album, titled Through My Dog's Eyes.
He was on a world tour with thrash metal band Kreator in 2009.
Minnemann performed three concerts in Poland in November 2009 as part of Eddie Jobson's Ultimate Zero (UZ) project. The line-up also featured John Wetton, Greg Howe (guitar) and Tony Levin (stick). They performed music from UK and King Crimson. It was the first time in 30 years Eddie Jobson and John Wetton played together after UK disbanded.
Marco was on Tour with Adrian Belew Power Trio in 2010.
Marco auditioned to be Dream Theater's new drummer in 2010. The band was highly impressed with his audition and the decision ultimately came down to him and Mike Mangini. Though Mangini ended up getting the spot, Minnemann wishes to continue his musical relationship with the members of Dream Theater, after having played live shows with Jordan Rudess in 2010.
Ultimate Play Along Drum Trax.
Extreme Interdependence: Drumming Beyond Independence (With Audio CD) - Nov 2001
Maximum Minnemann 2006
Marco Minnemann: Live in L.A. - June 2001
Extreme Drumming 2003
The Marco Show 2006