Shannon Larkin, born James Shannon Larkin on April 24, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, is a musician best known for being the drummer of the heavy metal band Godsmack. He replaced the previous drummer Tommy Stewart in June 2002. Prior to Godsmack, his previous bands were Amen, Candlebox, Ugly Kid Joe, and Souls at Zero (formerly Wrathchild America).
Shannon played drums for Godsmack for their albums Faceless, IV their EP The Other Side, and their newest album The Oracle.
Shannon Larkin started playing drums at the age of 10. Although his parents were not musicians, they were still music lovers and turned Shannon on to bands like The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who. However, it was his older sister who unknowingly ignited Shannon's passion to play by forcing him to repeatedly listen to her favorite album, Rush's Hemispheres. Then he turned on to Led Zeppelin, and then decided to ask his parents for a drum kit.
... Behind The Player Shannon Larkin is an Interactive Music Video featuring Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin ... Released on November 1, 2008 by IMV, the DVD features Shannon giving in-depth drum lessons for how to play "Voodoo" and "Straight Out of Line" by ... The DVD also includes Shannon jamming the two tracks with Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill, as well as other bonus material ...
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