Drummer - Heavy metal, Hard rock
Bands: Type O Negative, Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death, Seventh Void, Pist.On, Black Label Society, Kill Devil Hill
Johnny Kelly (bornMarch 9, 1968 ) is the former drummer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative (1994–2010) from Brooklyn, New York. He is the current drummer for the bands Danzig (2002–2003, 2005–present), A Pale Horse Named Death (2011-present), Kill Devil Hill (2014-present) and Begrudgingly Yours (2015-present).
He joined Type O Negative in 1994 to replace Sal Abruscato. He had previously been the band's drum tech.
He currently endorses Gretsch Drums, Sabian cymbals, Easton Ahead drumsticks and Attack drum heads. Contributing to his long music history, he lent his drumming skill to the song Blood and Flames from Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions.
Kelly served as a fill-in drummer for heavy metal band Pist.On on an American tour while their drummer, Jeff McManus suffered from chronic muscle pains.
Kelly has toured with Danzig since 2002, and recorded drums for the band's Deth Red Sabaoth album.
Kelly is also the drummer for heavy metal band Seventh Void (2003–Present) with fellow Type O Negative member Kenny Hickey. He also plays drums in a Led Zeppelin tribute band called Earl's Court.
On February 25, 2011, it was announced that Kelly would be replacing Will Hunt as the drummer for Black Label Society for the remainder of their European tour. He made his first live performance with the band that night at La Cigale in Paris, France.
As of 2011, Kelly is also the drummer for former Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato's new project, A Pale Horse Named Death.
During the month of October 2013, Kelly is performing drums on the Danzig Legacy tour, playing during the Danzig and Samhain sets.
Kelly also tours with the American heavy metal band Seven Witches (2012–present).
On March 10, 2014, it was announced that Vinny Appice had left Kill Devil Hill, and that Kelly was his replacement.
In 2015, Kelly's newest project Begrudgingly Yours was announced with guitarist Joshua Craig Podolsky of The Alien Blakk. The band will be rehearsing, shooting a video and performing on the East coast in June 2015 to debut the act live with a recording to follow suit.
Johnny Kelly Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 6.