Rock fans would have first gotten to know Michael Cartellone from his work as the drummer in the band Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and Ted Nugent. After that, he joined the band Accept, and since 1999 he has been the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, with whom he has toured extensively and played on eight albums. He’s worked with many other artists over the years, like Peter Frampton, John Fogerty, Freddie Mercury, and Eddie Jobson. But he’s also an accomplished visual artist. His work has been featured on NBC, CBS, CNN, twice on the cover of Fine Arts Magazine, and in a full-page article in The Washington Post. His work has had Gallery Exhibitions in New York City (Soho), Los Angeles, Phoenix, Long Island, and Las Vegas, and will be featured in a new exhibition called Bella Italia, this May in Asheville, NC. In our interview, we talk about both his music and art career, his time in Damn Yankees, some of our favorite paintings, his love for Charlie Chaplin films, and much more. 

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