Rikki Rockett, Rockett Drum Works, and his appearance at NAMM 2013
Well kids, I spent a whole week at the NAMM convention in Anaheim California, and I must say it was very exciting indeed. I had an opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, my high school buddy Mike Portnoy, the founding drummer of Dream Theatre and Mike Veny, drummer and member of a great nonprofit called The Fender Foundation, an organization that helps keep music programs alive and well in America. A true high point of the event is that I had the opportunity to meet with, talk with and hang out with one of the most influential drummers of our time, Rikki Rockett of Poison.
Surrounded by Fans both young and old, unlike some celebrities, Rikki took every opportunity to meet and greet everyone who called out his name, asked to take a picture with him or just wanted to shake his hand. A true professional and a great human being, he was a true gentleman and was a hit with every convention attendee that stopped by his area.
Rikki Rockett recently started a new chapter in a stellar life that is already the stuff that legend is made of. He, along with a team of his closest friends founded Rockett Drum Works, a company formed with the idea that drums should be built to last and be of substance, not just a pretty paint job. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for Xombiewoof Magazine and talking about his company.
Rockett Drum Works product line is created of the highest quality materials and are custom built to the specifications of the client. All production is quality checked by Rikki himself before his name goes on the shell. All artwork, which is hand painted or air brushed by artists, represent the high ideals that Rikki holds dear in his company and satisfaction is guaranteed.
Rikki Rocket could easily use his star power to make it big in a high volume business that is filled with companies that put profit before perfection, but he stands on his values and brings to the public an instrument that will last and will give the best presence of the performer on stage, being an extension of the artist and not a gimmick of the ego.
Rikki Rocket has created a company that will be an enduring legacy for himself and his family, and the entire family that is Rockett Drum Works, a company that has the faith and fortitude of every one of the company’s staff.
Check out our Interview with Rikki Rockett and his site at Rockett Drum Works, you can also find out more at his personal site -http://www.rikkirockett.com/