Craig Macintyre – Drummer

Drumsmack TV Guest Craig Macintyre

Drumsmack TV Guest Craig Macintyre


Craig Macintyre is a Los Angeles based session and touring drummer currently playing with multi-platinum rock band the Goo Goo Dolls. Craig has also worked with a huge variety of other artists including Colbie Calliat, Seal, Idina Menzel, Vertical Horizon, Josh Groban, Katherine McPhee, Michael Penn, Rita Wilson, Deana Carter, and many more.

Watch Craig Macintyre on Drumsmack TV Episode 100

Craig Macintyre drumming

Craig Macintyre drumming

Craig Macintyre grew up in the Boston area, the second child of Scottish immigrants who moved to the States shortly before his birth. After high school, Craig decided to forgo college to pursue a career in music; today, he is a much sought-after live and session drummer. Craig’s strong sense of rhythm and tasteful playing earned him a nod from Modern Drummer Magazine.

“Craig’s playing is tasteful and creative, lending solid support without ever being intrusive.” – Modern Drummer Magazine

Macintyre has appeared on the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, VH1, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the World Music Awards, the American Music Awards, Live at the Greek: Josh Groban with special guest Bela Fleck, Sessions @ AOL, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Good Morning America.

On getting the gig, Craig says, “Play the songs the way they are, and then put your stuff on top of it.”

He endorses Vic Firth, Zildjian, DW Drums and Remo.

Craig Macintyre drumming for Goo Goo Dolls

Craig Macintyre drumming for Goo Goo Dolls



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