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LONNIE HAMMER

SONGWRITER - VOCALIST - DRUMMER - TOURING PROFESSIONAL - STUDIO ARTIST

SONGWRITER,  VOCALIST, STUDIO DRUMMER
Lonnie Hammer's
HAMMER DOWN HARD

PERFORMER (DRUMS)
RONNY MUNROE'S BEYOND THE WRATH

FORMER MEMBER, PERFORMER, AND/OR RECORDING ARTIST
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE (EMN)
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE
JONAH 33
CHOSEN

 

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With numerous bands and 18 albums under his belt, LONNIE HAMMER’s drive, talent, and determination have kept him at major-league status within the music industry.

 

During his illustrious career as a multi-talented drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, HAMMER is a former member and recording artist with the legendary rock band BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, as well as EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE (EMN), JONAH 33, and CHOSEN, and played for JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE.

LONNIE HAMMER is constantly writing and recording. LONNIE HAMMER was the go-to studio drummer at the legendary Sun Studios, Ardent Studios, and Kiva (House of Blues) Studios. 

LONNIE HAMMER was nominated for “Best Drummer” in the American Online Music Awards in 2008, alongside Chad Smith from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and Simon Wright who played with RONNIE JAMES DIO and RHINO BUCKET.

Never one to rest on his laurels and always with a few surprises up his sleeve, LONNIE HAMMER released four (4) records within a year; "Underdog Heroes" with BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, the vinyl release of "Grind" with EMN, and two (2) of his own solo albums, "Total Annihilation" and "Madness Serves Me Well" under the name HAMMER DOWN HARD - his solo project.

​HAMMER DOWN HARD was formed in the Fall of 2017 and has featured some of the finest musicians in the hard rock and heavy metal music genre. LONNIE HAMMER, along with producer and fellow songwriter Justin Rimer (Cross Trax Studio), composed songs with a modern hard rock edge that blends into well-grounded metal.

The debut album, "Total Annihilation", showcases all-star guest performances by members of SHINEDOWN, CANDLEBOX, SALIVA, GREAT WHITE, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, RIOT, TWELVE STONES, WINGER, and SURRENDER THE FALL.

"Total Annihilation" debuted at #3 as the "Most Added" record on the METAL CONTRABAND CHART and remained in the "Heavy Top 40" for eight weeks.

HAMMER DOWN HARD was voted ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE'S  "Artist of the Month" for August 2018 by the fans only weeks after their debut and was selected as one of the "Top 20 New Bands That Rocked 2018."

The NBA team "Memphis Grizzlies" play “Total Annihilation” and “Who I Am” in full rotation at the FedEx Forum during live games to fire up the players and fans. 

 

HAMMER co-wrote and played on the track “Knock You Down” which was personally chosen by WWEʼs Jerry “The King” Lawler as the theme song for his wrestling television show. The song was also used by the Arena Football League team The Memphis Xplorers.

AXS exclusively premiered the “Total Annihilation” music video on January 3, 2019.

HAMMER DOWN HARD prides itself on conquering the stage and rocking the crowd each and every night during live performances.  The band hit the ground running by playing their very first show at Wisconsin's Rock Fest in July of 2018.  That night’s main stage lineup was HAMMER DOWN HARD, Autograph, Skid Row, and Ace Frehley. HAMMER DOWN HARD continues to perform and tour to this day. 

LONNIE HAMMER lives to play and has no plans of slowing down. One of LONNIE HAMMER'S favorite things to do is meet and talk to fans at shows or via social media. This care, time, and effort have earned him the love and adoration of so many people from around the world.

LONNIE HAMMER has been endorsed by Mapex Drums, XCEL Drumsticks, Impression Cymbals, and sponsored by Xzavier Clothing.

 

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