In a career spanning two decades, drummer John Tempesta has built a body of work that's deservedly earned him a place among metal's most popular and well-respected players. Perhaps best known for his tenure with Rob Zombie - both in White Zombie and with Rob's solo project - John worked his way up through the drumming ranks, always looking for his next challenge and never resting on past achievements. John's extensive professional resume includes gigs with Exodus, Testament, and Helmet. Presently, John can be found touring the world behind the drum throne of The Cult.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceWhen The Cult played with the Who in South America with over 100,000 screaming fans. South American crowds are always amazing shows since they sing so loud.
What Drives Your Creativity?Listening to records, I grew up with listening to the drummers of the 70’s, going to shows. Checking out drummers/friends around LA, Danny Carry is a close friend and live near by.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth makes the best sticks. I fell in love with the 3a’s when they first came out. Also, they are Family owned. An amazing stick I can rely on, very consistent, and everything I need in a stick.