Dave Castagno of Radio Screamer conducted an interviw with POISON drummer Rikki Rockett on January 21 at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Rockett last year revealed that he was shooting a reality show about Rockett Drum Works, the drum company he owns which is staffed by drummers who pride themselves in high-quality, ultra-custom drums.
Among the drummers playing Rockett Drum Works kits are former SKID ROW/SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler , Jamie Follese from the new emo band HOT CHELE RAE on Jive Records, and Troy Patrick Farrell from WHITE LION.
Started by Rockett in 2005, Rockett Drum Works constructs 100 percent American-made drums, built at the company’s facility in Southern California by drummers. The company states, “All of the Rockett Drum Works staff are caring, highly skilled drummers and craftsman. We play what we build and we stand by what we build. Our goal is to offer something special to the player who wants something other than the typical ‘off-the-rack’ drums. Something that makes a statement. Something that reflects you, the player. No matter if you are a rock, punk, jazz or a country artist, Rockett Drum Works has drums that will match your playing style.
“Rockett Drum Works prides itself on producing fully custom drums. We not only cater to individuals, we also cater to shops who seek to carry a line that no one else on the market has. We basically will custom-create a line for your shop.”