Lonnie Hammer Black Oak Arkansas, Hammer Down Hard

Artists Facts:

Nationality: USA
Influences:Tommy Aldridge | Phil Rudd
Mac or PC:Mac
iPhone or Android:iPhone
Twitter or Facebook:Facebook
Favorite Food:My Hot Wings
Favorite Drink:Beer
Favorite Car:Chevy Camaro
Favorite Book:Off The Rails (Rudy Sarzo)
Favorite TV Show:Big Bang Theory
Favorite Band:Ozzy Osbourne
Favorite Venue:Snowden Grove Amphitheater
Favorite Song:Over The Mountain
Favorite Hobby:Woodworking
Favorite Chartoon Character:SpongeBob
Beatles or Stones:Beatles
Ketchup or Mustard:Ketchup
Boxers or Briefs:Boxers

Artist Bio:

With numerous bands and 17 albums under his belt, Lonnie Hammer’s

drive, talent and determination has earned him the reputation as the goto

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

and Chosen. Currently Lonnie is the drummer for 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 adrenalinefueled

in-your-face metal. Within 12 months Lonnie had three albums

come out, playing drums and co-wrote with Every Mother's Nightmare-

Grind, played drums, sang vocals and co-wrote all of Hammer Down

Hard-Total Annihilation and played drums on the new Black Oak

Arkansas record-Underdog Hero due out fall 2018.

Hammer Down Hard’s debut album, which was written by Hammer and

Justin Rimer, was produced by Rimer and recorded at CrossTrax

Studios. It is being described by Hammer as a “powerhouse of highenergy

Rock n’ Roll with honest, snarling vocals and shear metal fury”.

To create this unique, thunderous, but melodically-driven sound,

Hammer brought in some of the most elite musicians in the industry

today to make special appearances on the record. The album’s

eponymous title track features Donnie Wayne Smith from Winger on

guitar, just one of many on which Smith performs. Also featured on the

release are: Guitarists Wayne Swinny (Saliva), Tony Cardenas Montana

(formerly of Great White), Brian Quinn (Candlebox), Lou Kouvaris (Riot

and 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductee) and Bassist Devin

Hightower (Surrender The Fall). Most recognizable is Zach Myers from

Shinedown who lends his talents to the masterfully-crafted “Who I Am”.

Lonnie was the go-to studio drummer at the legendary studios Sun

Studios, Ardent Studios, and Kiva (House of Blues) Studios. He cowrote

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. 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!”