• Dennis Diken

  • Dennis Diken joins Ronnie Spector for holiday tour

    Catch Smithereens’ drummer Dennis Diken, on tour once again with the legendary Ronnie Spector. Ronnie Spector’s Best Christmas Party Ever kicks off November 30 in Lakewood Township NJ with stops in Staten Island, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Mill Valley and NYC among other cities.

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  • Dennis Diken contributes to new Dr. Demento release

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken appears the upcoming Dr. Demento compilation “Covered in Punk” featuring new covers of punk rock songs. One of the tracks Dennis plays on is a cover of the Cramps “Garbageman” featuring William Shatner on vocals.

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  • Dennis Diken on New Brunswick rock panel discussion

    Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken will be on a panel of musicians discussing “What Makes New Brunswick Rock” on Friday Sept. 8 at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick’s Alexander Library. This free event takes place from 7-9pm. Check it out!

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  • Dennis Diken interviews Hal Blaine for Modern Drummer

    Check out Dennis Diken’s piece on drum legend Hal Blaine in the July issue of “Modern Drummer” magazine. The issue is themed: “1967: The Birth of Classic Rock Drummers”.

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  • Dennis Diken on tour with Dave Davies in April

    Kinks’ & Smithereens’ fans, catch Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken on tour with Dave Davies of The Kinks in the month of April.

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  • Dennis Diken on tour with Ronnie Spector

    The Smithereens’ Dennis Diken joins the legendary Ronnie Spector on tour for her “Best Christmas Party Ever!” with stops at Carnegie Hall and City Winery in New York City. Check out www.ronniespector.com for the full list of tour dates.

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  • Dennis Diken plays on Chris Bolger’s new release

    Dennis Diken appears on the new release by fellow New Jersey musician Chris Bolger. Dennis plays drums and contributes backing vocals to the new album “No Promises”. Give it a listen!

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  • Dennis Diken contributes to Modern Drummer

    Dennis Diken has written an article on Zombies drummer Hugh Grundy for the latest issue of Modern Drummer magazine. Look for the April issue – out now!

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  • Interview with Dennis Diken

    Dennis Diken has known he wanted to be a drummer since he was just a young child. In an interview with Examiner, he discusses his early discovery love of music and influences, as well as being part of Dave Davies touring band, including the London show featuring a surprise appearance by Ray Davies.

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  • Dennis Diken in NJ’s Bergen Record

    Dennis Diken is quoted in an article in the Bergen Record on New Jersey Governor, and presidential candidate, Chris Christie’s recent comment about how he prefers Bon Jovi’s music over Bruce Springsteen’s. “At least he’s going for another Jersey group,” said Dennis, who also offered a suggestion for a campaign song in the article.

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