Johnny Rabb, born February 29, 1972 in Fairfax, VA, is an American drummer, author, inventor, and instructor.
An active live and studio musician, Johnny is the current drummer for the platinum-selling rock band, Collective Soul, and recently recorded their See What You Started By Continuing album, which was released in Fall 2015, and completed a USA and South American tour to support the album.
Johnny has been fortunate enough to develop a series of cymbals with the MEINL cymbal company. His Drumbals and Safari cymbals are part of the Generation X line. He is also the founder of his own drumstick company. He continues to design and develop new sounds and innovations for his unique concepts on the drums.
As an author, Johnny continues his passion for education, releasing The Official Freehand Technique Book/CD. He was also voted #1 Best Educational Author by Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll for his book Jungle Drum ‘N’ Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set.
He has performed with a wide range of artists such as Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, Maynard Ferguson, DJ Hype, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready. He is also the co-founder of BioDiesel along with bassist, Clay Parnell. Together they comprise an electronic duo that performs live EDM.
He has traveled worldwide conducting countless clinics and master classes including the Montreal Drumfest, PASIC, Musik Messe, Meinl Drum Festival, Drummer Fest (Belgium) and the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend, to name a few. He has also instructed at world reknown drum camps, including KOSA and RHYTHM (Bavarian Music Academy).
Johnny performs with MEINL cymbals, Mapex Drums/Hardware, NFUZD Audio, REMO drumheads, Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, Pro-Logix Practice Pads, AUDIX microphones, Gibraltar Hardware, and Westone in-ear monitors.