With numerous bands and 17 albums under his belt, Lonnie Hammer’s drive, talent and determination has earned him the reputation as the go-to studio drummer and elevated him to major-league status within the music industry. A multi-talented drummer/singer/songwriter, Hammer has played for Jack Russel’s Great White, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Jonah 33 and Chosen. Currently Lonnie is a member and recording artist with the legendary rock band Black Oak Arkansas. Never one to rest on his laurels and always with a few surprised up his sleeve, Lonnie Hammer recently launched his solo project, Hammer Down Hard, a powerhouse of adrenaline-fueled high energy in-your-face metal.
Hammer is always writing and recording. Over the years he has worked with members from the bands 12 Stones, Saliva, Shinedown, Winger, Riot, Candlebox, Surrender The Fall and Roxy Blue. Lonnie was the go-to studio drummer at the legendary studios Sun Studios, Ardent Studios, and Kiva (House of Blues) Studios. He co-wrote and played on the track “Knock you Down,” which was personally chosen by WWEʼs Jerry “The King” Lawler as the theme song for his wrestling television show. The song was also used by the Arena Football League team The Memphis Xplorers. Lonnie also recorded with John and Korey Cooper of Skillet. Lonnie Hammer was nominated for “Best Drummer” in the American Online Music Awards in 2008, alongside Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Simon Wright who played with Ronnie James Dio and Rhino Bucket.
June 2017 Master Drummer Lonnie Hammer signed with the Artist Management & PR firm The Allegrezza Agency. Hammer lives to play and has no plans for slowing down. One of Lonnie’s favorite things to do is meet and talk to fans at shows or via social media. It is this care, time and effort that has earned him the love and adoration of so many people from around the world. Hammer is endorsed by Mapex Drums, XCEL Drumsticks, Impression Cymbals and sponsored by Xzavier Clothing.
“I really love new music, heavy and not so heavy. Some bands I’ve been really into lately are Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Stone Sour, and Disturbed. I also like Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Cheap Trick, Sweet, Simon and Garfunkel. Even though I play drums I really enjoy singing too… I love writing music!”