Jason Mackenroth is a drummer best known for his time with the Henry Rollins-fronted act Rollins Band. Born (May 10) and raised in Sacramento, California, Mackenroth co-founded the rock band Mother Superior after moving to Los Angeles in the '90s and meeting Jim Wilson and Marcus Blake at Tower Records on the Sunset Strip, where they worked together at the time.
Henry Rollins had recruited Mother Superior to be his backing band. Mackenroth was in Rollins Band from 1998 through 2004, making his recording debut with the group on the 2000 album Get Some Go Again and also appearing on 2001’s Nice and the outtakes collection 2002’s A Nicer Shade of Red. Mackenroth also played on Rollins Band’s Black Flag tribute album, Rise Above, which helped raise proceeds for the West Memphis Three’s legal fund.
As for Mother Superior itself, Mackenroth was an original member of the band and can be heard on their 1993 debut disc 'Right in a Row' through 2004’s '13 Violets.' He was replaced by Matt Tecu on drums in 2005. Mother Superior once again came into the spotlight recently when Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian teamed up with Mother Superior's frontman Jim Wilson to form the band Motor Sister, who play updated versions of Mother Superior songs.
Jason's explosive signature style was honed during the course of four worldwide Rollins Band tours, seven Rollins Band CDs and six Mother Superior releases. During this period, Mackenroth also toured with Grammy-winning producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson) as the drummer for his 2003 U.S. and European Shine tour, with Jason's Mother Superior band mates filling out Lanois' touring band.
Mackenroth also played on the Lovemakers' Times of Romance and is credited as a writer / arranger on Meat Loaf’s "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." Mackenroth also performed in the Las Vegas production and toured the world in Blue Man Group. In addition, he played in his own band called Mack, as well as a very passionate drum teacher for many years.
Mackenroth passed away on January 3, 2016 in Henderson, NV after a battle with prostate cancer.
Jason Makenroth Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 2.