• Dennis Diken

  • Dennis Diken celebrates The Lovin’ Spoonful

    Join Dennis Diken and friends for “A Spoonful of Lovin’” – celebrating the music of The Lovin’ Spoonful! The show takes place at the Treehouse at 2A in New York’s East Village on Sunday May 17 at 9pm. This groovy night of music will make you feel happy like an old time movie!

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  • Dennis Diken to play with Dave Davies

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken will be a special guest of Dave Davies of the Kinks on his current tour  to support his new solo album “I Will Be Me”. The tour kicks off in November in Milwaukee WI, with dates around the East Coast and Dennis will be joining Dave for all but one of the shows.

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  • Dennis Diken to play Ronnie Spector Christmas Party

    Dennis Diken will be joining the legendary Ronnie Spector for Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever! with dates in Minnesota, Connecticut, Maryland and New York. Says Dennis, “‘Be My Baby’ (with Hal Blaine at the kit) was one of the records that sparked my interest in the drums. Playing this song and all of the great music in this Christmas […]

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  • Dennis Diken on Surfin’ USA

    Dennis Diken contributes an article on “Surfin’ USA” to the fall issue of the Beach Boys magazine Endless Summer Quarterly (ESQ). “I’ve been a big fan of ESQ for years,” said Dennis, ” and I’m proud to have contributed an article to the best Beach Boys related periodical out there.”

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  • Jim Babjak and Dennis Diken to play Sandy Ground Benefit Concert

    The Smithereens’ Jimmy Babjak and Dennis Diken join Bobby Bandiera, Southside Johnny and a host of other musicians for The Sandy Ground Benefit Concert in Highlands NJ, this Sunday Sept. 8 at 3pm.

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  • Catching up with Dennis Diken

    Smithereens’ drummer Dennis Diken recently chatted with New York writer Anne Raso about playing at B.B. King’s in New York City, the new Smithereens album slated for release later this year, as well as some side projects he’s working on, including an appearance on Bell Sound guitarist Chris Bolger’s upcoming release.

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  • Dennis Diken contributes to Modern Drummer magazine

    Smithereens’ drummer Dennis Diken has written two articles for the October 2012 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. One is a feature piece on Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, and the other is a memorial piece on ’60’s NY session drummer Buddy Saltzman.

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  • Smithereens at the Black Potatoe Music Fest

    A review of the Smithereens’ show at the Black Potatoe Music Fest in Clinton NJ, including a video of “Room Without a View.” “Never underestimate the power of two guitars, a bass and drums. In the right hands, this template is still hard to beat.”

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  • Dennis Diken to appear on Joey Ramone’s second album “…ya know?”

    Joey Ramone’s second solo album, “…ya know?” will be released on May 22, 2012, eleven years after his untimely death from lymphoma. The album features 15 tracks, selected from demos and previously unreleased recordings.

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  • Dennis Diken live with Ed Alstrom on the Mighty Wurtlizer

    Join Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and organist Ed Alstrom on Thursday March 1 for a free concert at the Rahway Senior Citizens Center! Ed will be playing the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’ Theater Organ, an amazing instrument with an amazing history!

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