Jonathan "Jonny Thunder" Goldstein is a Saint Louis based studio and touring musician. Over the last decade, he has played drums for several bands including Fun., The Resounding, Love Surrounds, The Pragmatic, and more. He has also recorded on 10+ records, as well as toured nationally and internationally.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI remember playing in front of my first arena-crowd at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and trying to comprehend seeing the sea of faces singling along and dancing to the sounds we were producing on stage. That was next level for me.
What Drives Your Creativity?I'm always inspired by drummers that know when to play and not to play for the good of the song. Jonathan Bucklew (Copeland), Alex Rodriguez (Saosin), and Dino Campanella (Dredg) are 3 drummers that have always inspired me.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?When I started exploring the sound I was looking for in drumsticks, I was looking for heavy impact of 2A's, but the lightweight feel of 5A's. The 3A's were the perfect answer.