• Dennis Diken

  • 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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  • Dennis Diken on WFMU

    On Saturday Feb. 18th from 11am-1pm EST The Smithereens’ Dennis Diken will be filling in for the great Michael Shelley on the mighty WFMU. Tune in at 91.1 FM in New York, at 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley and streaming at www.wfmu.org. With platters a-plenty, he plans to please you!!

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  • London, Paris, New York & New Jersey on The Bowery!

    It is written that Dennis Diken is “the hardest working drummer in show business.” Well, on Friday February 3, the Smithereens’ sticksman will get his chance to live up to the hype! That night, he’ll be on the kit with 3 great bands when The Bowery Electric presents “London, Paris, New York & New Jersey on The Bowery!

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