Kenny Aronoff is best known for his memorable groove and feel to all the John Cougar Mellencamp songs. He also has recorded & toured with a ton of artists from Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Smashing Pumpkins and a ton others. He’s a classically trained percussionist who had to take all that technique and adapt to playing to playing hard hitting rock music. Here’s a clip of him showing students his technique for hitting harder using a technique that he developed. Very cool!