DANNY SERAPHINE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME
Pioneering jazz-rock drummer/composer/author and founding member of the Grammy® Award-winning rock group, Chicago, Danny Seraphine was officially inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, April 8th at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. Worldwide, Chicago has sold in excess of 122 million albums and has earned an estimated 22 gold, 18 platinum and 8 multiplatinum albums. A long-time endorser of DW Drums, pedals and hardware, Seraphine played a California Custom Shop Collector’s Series drumset in new, retro-inspired White Crystal FinishPly at the induction ceremony. Seraphine designed the kit with DW executive vice president and drum designer, John Good, to emulate the sets he played in the 70’s. The kit, which includes a vintage-style “rail” tom mount and single-headed toms, “Looks and feels like the original – only better,” commented Seraphine.
“This is a career milestone for Danny and we wanted to make him something really special to commemorate the occasion. He’s been such an important part of DW’s history as a company, and we’re immensely proud to have been a small part of Chicago’s amazing journey,” remarked Good.
A member of Chicago from the group’s inception in 1967 – 1990, Seraphine is credited with co-writing several of the band’s tracks including the Top 40 hit, “Lowdown” as well as “Street Player” which was sampled by rapper Pitbull for his hit single “I Know You Want Me” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Seraphine was also recently named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “Top 100 Drummers of All Time” and has also found success as a songwriter, composer, producer, author and educator.
“Danny is truly a music industry legend,” said Drum Workshop Inc. founder, Don Lombardi. “I can’t say enough about his impact on the drumming community and the entire DW family congratulates him on his induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.”
The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and performances will air on HBO on April, 30th, 2016.