Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
Musician, songwriter
Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
Ronald Dante "Ronnie" Vannucci, Jr. is the drummer of the American rock band The Killers. He is also involved in a side project called Big Talk.
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Brandon Flowers Took Voice Lessons Before Recording New Killers Album
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- He's obviously a professional singer, but The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers still thought it was a good idea to take voice lessons before hitting the studio to record the band's new album. "It seemed like the right thing to do," he said in a recent interview. "I wanted to be better, get better and it's just helped me. ... (My voice teacher) knows what my ambitions are and he knows there's a certain style and something I've already got going on. We're just trying to fine-tune a few things." The 31-year-old added that he's "not trying to be an opera singer or anything." Dressed in a leather motorcycle jacket, with close-cropped hair, the rock singer embodies the stage presence of an old-time crooner along the lines of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. And while Flowers lists both icons as major influences, glam rocker David Bowie sits at the top of the heap. "In the beginning I was obsessed with Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory and you've got some wei ...
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David Bowie's Space Oddity Becomes Children's Book - Xfm
Google News - over 5 years
Flo is back with her keenly-awaited second album. See what happened in the studio here. Watch the video for the first single from the sparkley-named-one's return... Killers-solo-tastic - the latest track from drummer Ronnie Vannucci's side-project
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Meet fast-rising Vegas band Most Thieves - Las Vegas Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
And if you think Most Thieves are moving fast now, they're about to take off on a UK tour opening for Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci's new project, Big Talk. “We like to move really fast and we like to try to pull off stuff that sounds really uncanny
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Wild Beasts Remix Lady Gaga - Xfm
Google News - over 5 years
Killers-solo-tastic - the latest track from drummer Ronnie Vannucci's side-project.... It's like that U2 video on a roof - but with tattoos and sunshine - watch it here.... Watch as Gary Lightbody tries to dance in the video for the first taste of the
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RONNIE VANNUCCI JR. - Canoë
Google News - over 5 years
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. sait maintenant ce que cela signifie d'avoir à faire ses preuves. L'année dernière, lorsque le batteur du groupe The Killers préparait son premier album solo, il n'a pas trouvé facile d'amener les gens importants à s'y intéresser
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Big Talk Big Talk - students.ch (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Nachdem bereits Brandon Flowers vor knapp einem Jahr mit seinem Solowerk „Flamingo“ überzeugte, legt nun Killers-Drummer Ronnie Vannucci nach. Die Musik hat das Zeug, getreu dem Bandnamen gross im Gespräch zu sein. Beim Namen The Killers sind die
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Muse entrarán en el estudio en cuanto finalice el verano - Crazyminds
Google News - over 5 years
Ha sido el batería de The Killers, Ronnie Vannucci, quien ha dado la noticia: la banda estará grabando temas nuevos la semana próxima. Vannucci le ha ... Ash y We Are Scientists han colaborado para la grabación de una canción benéfica destinada a
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Chatting with Killers drummer, Ronnie Vannucci - Australian Macworld
Google News - over 5 years
Ronnie Vannucci Jr, the band's drummer, has just embarked on a side-project, Big Talk, with old friend Taylor Milne. Their self-titled debut album sees the drummer step into the limelight for the first time. Despite his self-deprecating modesty,
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5 things you can learn in Rhythm 193 - MusicRadar.com
Google News - over 5 years
Plus there's reviews of new CDs and DVDs from Jojo Mayer's Nerve, Carl Palmer, Ronnie Vannucci, Carmine Appice and more. 3. How Rick Allen returned from the brink as Def Leppard recorded Hysteria 25 years ago Rick Allen was still recovering from losing
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The Killers' illicit practice sessions - stv.tv
Google News - over 5 years
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci admits the rockers would unlawfully enter the percussion room at their local university because their working schedules made it difficult to rehearse at home. He explained: : "When The Killers started we used to practice in my
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Bored Killer lusts for more - The West Australian
Google News - over 5 years
When Las Vegas rockers the Killers took a break from a hectic nine years on the road, their drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr wasn't ready to take a rest. "Don't get me wrong, I was up for the break," the 35-year-old says from his Vegas home
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Big Talk: Big Talk - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Big Talk is flush with it, mostly in the hands of Ronnie Vannucci, known best for his drumming in the Killers. Vannucci makes the lion's share of sounds on Big Talk's debut: singing, drumming and playing keyboards and guitars
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Ronnie Vannucci: 'I'm A Big Boy, I Know The Game' - This Is Fake DIY
Google News - over 5 years
But not Ronnie Vannucci. We spoke to The Killers' drummer and the most laid-back man in rock just before the release of his debut solo album to get his thoughts on being a frontman, 'running' a record label and, erm, trying on different hats
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Photos: Ronnie Vannucci's Big Talk at Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Big Talk, featuring The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci as frontman, performs their debut concert at Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip on July 20, 2011. By Michael Squires There's something endearing about a rock star outside his comfort
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My Fantasy Band: Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers/Big Talk - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
He has got to have one of the sweetest voices in rock'n'roll. When I was a little kid I was put next to a record player, and I obviously chose to put on a record with a naked girl on the cover. That turned out to be Blind Faith
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Killers drummer goes solo with 'Replica' - RollingStone.com
Google News - over 5 years
After years of serving as the drummer of the Killers, Ronnie Vannucci emerges as a confident singer and songwriter in his own right on his debut album as Big Talk. In "Replica," the first video from the record, a beautiful young amnesiac girl stumbles
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Big Talk: Big Talk – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Taking a break from his day job with the Killers, drummer Ronnie Vannucci has started a band whose name, he says, is a nod to some of his favourite music: "Big Star, Talking Heads, Big Time by Tom Waits". Would that Big Talk (Vannucci and guitarist ... - -
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Big Talk's Ronnie Vannucci Has a 'Hard' Time Escaping Killers' Shadow for Solo LP - Spinner
Google News - over 5 years
Ronnie Vannucci is probably best known as the drummer for the Killers but the man has got plenty more tricks up his sleeve besides banging the skins. Vannucci has just released his first solo record under the sobriquet Big Talk
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The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Jr Reveals Inspiration Behind Solo Project Big Talk - Spinner
Google News - over 5 years
The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci Jr has been talking to Spinner about his new solo project Big Talk -- and reveals the musical inspiration behind his new band. Chatting exclusively to us, the drummer revealed he drew on the music he listened to in his teen
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
    THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 35
    He would finalize his B. A. with a focus on percussion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on May 14, 2011 while The Killers were on hiatus.
    More Details Hide Details Vannucci played in various popular local bands in Las Vegas including Attaboy Skip (which also included Branden Campbell) and Expert on October (which also included Taylor Milne and Ted Sablay). Vannucci was working as a photographer at Chapel of the Flowers, a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip when he joined Dave Keuning and Brandon Flowers who had recently begun performing as The Killers. He had met the pair while playing drums for Romance Fantasy.
    It was announced on February 1, 2011 that Ronnie Vannucci Jr. had recorded a solo album during The Killers' hiatus. Fans were also notified via The Killers' fansite, The Victims, on February 2, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Rumors formed stating that Vannucci was creating a solo album while The Killers went on hiatus well before that. The album is titled Big Talk aiming with tongue and cheek at the abundance of music being put out by labels before it's being fully prepared. NME named the album #24 on its Best Albums of 2011 list. The album was mixed by Alan Moulder and recorded in London with Joe Chicarelli as producer. Matt Sharp and long time friend Taylor Milne were enlisted to help record the album. Little Oil / Epitaph Records confirmed on May 5, 2011 the release of Big Talk will be July 12, 2011. The debut solo album by The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci - and the name of his band as well as the record - Big Talk was preceded by a single, Getaways, on May 10. Vannucci currently uses Craviotto Drum Company drums, DW 9000 Series pedals and hardware with Zildjian cymbals and Remo drum heads, his cymbals from left to right of his set-up are:
    He was listed at #49 on the NME Cool List of 2011.
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    He would later finish his B. A. with a focus on percussion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on May 14, 2011 while The Killers were on hiatus.
    More Details Hide Details Vannucci played in various popular local bands in Las Vegas including Attaboy Skip (which also included Branden Campbell), Expert on October (which also included Taylor Milne and Ted Sablay). He also studied percussion at UNLV. Vannucci was working as a photographer at Chapel of the Flowers, a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip when he joined Dave Keuning and Brandon Flowers who had recently begun performing as The Killers, he had met the pair while playing drums for Romance Fantasy.
    It was announced on February 1, 2011 that Ronnie Vannucci Jr. had recorded a solo album during The Killers' hiatus. Fans were also notified via The Killers' fansite, The Victims, on February 2, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Rumors had formed stating that Vannucci was creating a solo album while The Killers are on hiatus well before that. The album is titled Big Talk aiming with tongue and cheek at the abundance of music being put out by labels before it's being fully prepared. The album was mixed by Alan Moulder and recorded in London with Joe Chicarelli as producer. Matt Sharp and long time friend Taylor Milne were enlisted to help record the album. Little Oil / Epitaph Records confirmed on May 5, 2011 the release of Big Talk will be July 12, 2011. The debut solo album by The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci - and the name of his band as well as the record - Big Talk will be preceded by a single, Getaways, on May 10. Vannucci currently uses Craviotto Drum Company drums, DW 9000 Series pedals and hardware with Zildjian cymbals and Remo drum heads, his cymbals from left to right of his set-up are:
  • 2009
    Age 33
    He has also been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine in March 2009, and in Drumhead Magazine in September and again in October 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Vannucci won in the 2006 and 2007 Modern Drummers Reader Polls.
    Vannucci was featured on the cover of Drummer Magazine in June 2009 and on the cover of Rhythm Magazine in October 2006 (where he was dubbed "pop's dymanic showman") and again in November 2008.
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    He has also been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine in March 2009, and in Drumhead Magazine in September and again in October 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Vannucci won in the 2006 and 2007 Modern Drummers Reader Polls.
    Vannucci was featured on the cover of Drummer Magazine in June 2009 and on the cover of Rhythm Magazine in October 2006 (where he was dubbed "pop's dymanic showman") and again in November 2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 27
    He is married to Lisa Vannucci with whom he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Park City, Utah. The Vannuccis were married May 2, 2003, they have one pet dog, a boxer named Archie.
    More Details Hide Details He goes ranching in his free time. Vannucci has previously and does currently help write The Killers hit songs (including "When You Were Young", "Believe Me Natalie", "Spaceman", "Bones", "A Dustland Fairytale", "Human", "Somebody Told Me", "On Top", "Miss Atomic Bomb", etc.).
    He is married to Lisa Vannucci with whom he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Park City, Utah. The Vannuccis were married May 2, 2003, they have one pet dog, a boxer named Archie.
    More Details Hide Details Vannucci has previously and does currently help write the Killers hit songs (including "When You Were Young", "Believe Me Natalie", "Spaceman", "Bones", "A Dustland Fairytale", "Human" "Somebody Told Me" "On Top", etc.). He goes ranching in his free time.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    They would practice at Vannucci's garage, and then in the UNLV band room after hours in 2002 and 2003.
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    They would practice at Vannucci's garage, and then in the UNLV band room after hours in 2002 and 2003.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on February 15, 1976.
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    Born on February 15, 1976.
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