Kenney Jones

Kenney Jones ( born September 16, 1948 in Stepney, London ) is a British drummer.


Jones took at the age of 13 years to play the drums and two years later became a studio musician. The mid-1960s he was a member of the band " The Pioneers ", which later became the mod band Small Faces emerged. When, after four albums Publications of the singer Steve Marriott left the band, the group around the new singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ron Wood in Faces renamed. After Stewart began a solo career and Wood was changed to The Rolling Stones, Jones played for several years as a studio musician, including for Joan Armatrading and Andy Fairweather - Low.

After the death of The Who drummer Keith Moon, Pete Townshend decided in the election of a successor to Jones. After two studio albums "Face Dances " and " It's Hard " and the live double - LP "Who 's Last " broke up the band in 1984. In the one-off concerts for Live Aid and the " British Phonographic Industry Awards Ceremony" at the Royal Albert Hall 1988 Jones appeared for the last time, along with " The Who " on. In the later " Reunions " by The Who Jones was initially replaced by Simon Phillips (on the '89 Tommy tour) and Ringo Starr's son from 1996 by Zak Starkey.

Jones was at the beginning of the 1990s, briefly a member of The Law with frontman Paul Rodgers. Previously, he worked on solo albums by Pete Townshend with as a studio musician. The early 2000s, he founded the first " Kenney Jones Band ," the 2002 single "It 's All About the Children" published that involved the Ronnie Wood and Paul Young. In the band from Jones, Robert Hart began (ex - Bad Company ) and Rick Wills (ex Foreigner ) under the new name " Jones Gang" with the recording of an album, it was founded in 2005 under the name " Any Day Now " published. Neither the album nor the music composed by Russ Ballard and Robert Hart single " Angel" were able to record significant chart success.