Scott Pellegrom

150 – Scott Pellegrom: The Mad Scientist

In this podcast I talk to Scott Pellegrom, who is often referred to as the “mad scientist” behind the kit for his unorthodox style and approach to playing. Make no mistake about it though, Scott is a master player and creative beyond measure and has established himself as one of Michigan’s most-respected, in-demand drummers. He also tours the globe as a drum clinician and tours with multiple groups around the world.

Scott Pellegrom talks about:

  • Getting started playing drums
  • His approach to creativity
  • The “entrepreneurial” side of being a drummer
  • How and what he practices
  • His influences
  • Much more…

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Podcast Sponsors:

DW Drums: I’ve been paying DW for years…not only because they make high-quality, handcrafted drums but because they support and foster drumming initiatives all over the wold, much like this podcast. I’m thrilled to announce that DW has signed on to support Drummer’s Reosource for 2016! Be sure to check them out today and

Dream Cymbals: Dream Cymbals are a different kind of cymbal company because they keep it simple. Their approach is simple: Make high-quality, handcrafted cymbals and gongs and sell them for a reasonable price. Check out their new “ignition packs” that are made for the professional and priced for the beginner. These packs will inspire you to start your engine!! Check them out at

Scott Pellegrom Plays:

  • Aquarian Drumheads
  • DW Drums
  • Dream Cymbals
  • Kickport
  • PDP Hardware
  • Vater Drumsticks