Frank Zummo, best known as the drummer for Sum 41, teamed up with SJC drums to mentor young drummers on The Loyal to the Craft Tour. SJC co-founder Mike Ciprai stated, “I’m so excited to bring this show on the road with Frank and a sponsor like Vans, whose ethics, culture and creativity and outside the box thinking they foster is so impactful. “
What questions about drumming do you get asked the most during your clinics?
Zummo: The #1 question always asked is advice for aspiring drummers. The goal of these clinics is to inspire and I hope to see these upcoming drummers on a clinic stage one day!
Why did you decide to mentor young drummers?
Zummo: I think is really important to inspire the youth!
What age did you start playing the drums?
Zummo: I started at 2 years old when I discovered my father’s drum set.
Who influenced your drum style? / Who is your favorite drummer of all time?
Zummo: I was raised on rock, funk and classical music. Drummer wise, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, the James Brown drummers & Tommy Lee were the drummers that really shaped me. My first concert at age 5 was Motley Crue & Ozzy at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and after watching Tommy Lee play I knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
Do you like teaching or performing better?
Zummo: I really enjoy them both equally.
Any upcoming records or tours for Sum 41?
Zummo: After the “Loyal To The Craft Tour” wraps, I head to Europe & UK for 3 weeks of Festivals w/ Sum 41. Then we head to Chicago for Riot Fest. We’ll start recording our new record soon as well.
What’s next for you?
Zummo: Drums, drums and more drums! Ha! Then this fall my family gets a bit bigger as we welcome our 2nd child.
Head down to The House of Vans tonight for this fun and free event, for more details click here.