Sum 41 Drummer Frank Zummo Takes Home Best Drummer Award At The 2017 APMAs

Sum 41 Drummer
Frank Zummo
 
Takes Home Best Drummer Award
At The 2017 APMAs
Also Performed In Drum Explosion With
Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots)
and Adrian Young (DREAMCAR / No Doubt)
 
Check out the video here
 
July 20th, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Frank Zummo (Sum 41 / Street Drum Corps) was awarded the Skully for Best Drummer at Monday night’s Alternative Press Music Awards. As the drummer of Sum 41 and Krewella, founder of Street Drum Corps and past drummer with artists like Mötley Crüe, this hard-working musician thanked his fans, family, team and most importantly, dedicated the award to the reason he picked up sticks in the first place, his father who passed away earlier this year. For Frank’s full acceptance speech, head to Alternative Press.

Frank also took the stage to perform in a one of a kind Drum Explosion performance with Adrian Young (DREAMCAR / No Doubt) and Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots.) The performance featured all three drummers playing medleys of their own hits on kits, taking drums into the crowd, a signature Josh Dun backflip and more theatrics. The whole thing left not only the audience in Cleveland and the thousands of viewers streaming live online thanks to Amazon Music and Twitch amazed, but also the show’s host, Andy Biersack. “I’m still dumbfounded by that,” Biersack said. “That was one of the coolest things of all time.”For a full recap of the performance, including videos and photos, visit Alternative PressFrank performed part of the set on a custom hand-painted drum by Shepard Fairey, which is now housed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

 

Born in New York, Frank Zummo began drumming around age 3, when he discovered his father’s drum kit. By age 7, he was an award-winning drummer, taking home top prize in Long Island Drum Centers “Battle of the Beats”. Looking at Zummo’s impressive resume, it’s clear to see he never stopped. Zummo has performed on many TV shows over the years (The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien Show, Hells Kitchen, Master Chef, American Idol & Glee). He has also recorded on many platinum & gold records with Artists Kelly Clarkson, Orianthi, Gary Numan & The Used as well as on scores for the films “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” and “Beautiful Creatures.” Additionally, he has played for bands such as Julien-KDead By Sunrise (ft. Chester Bennington) and even filling in for injured Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee during 2009’s Crüe Fest 2. The immenselytalented drummer of punk-rock band Sum 41, EDM duo Krewella, and Street Drum Corps has also recently joined the SJC Drum family. Frank and SJC partnered with Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY to create a custom drum kit, which Frank used on tour with Sum 41 in the fall.

 

Sum 41 released their latest album, 13 Voices, in the Fall and saw incredible success with Billboard charting positions that included #9 on the Top Albums chart. The 10-track album was recorded, produced and engineered by singer Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles and marks the band’s first LP in five years, following up 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. Fans and press alike praised the album and the band has been touring nonstop to sold-out crowds around the world. Heralded by outlets like BillboardRolling StonePeopleYahooHuffington PostEntertainment WeeklyUltimate-GuitarmyspaceAlternative Press and more, Sum 41 is back and better than ever. Fans can purchase 13 Voices now in stores at Target, on iTunes or streaming on Spotify.

 

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