With often unorthodox setups, he also proves be a child of loop and sample culture, producing sounds and grooves that while fitting right in with modern technology, often times makes it altogether unnecessary. After recording and touring with Gavin DeGraw on the platinum-selling album “Chariot”, he went on to tour with the critically acclaimed Regina Spektor in 2006. 2007 saw him joining the Pop Punk princess Avril Lavigne for a world tour (over 120 shows and 55 television shows in 29 countries) supporting her multi-platinum release “The Best Damn Thing”, recording “Control Room Live” EP and live concert DVD, “Live In Toronto”, released in late 2008. With the next Gavin DeGraw release, “Free”, he toured the U.S. and Europe in 2009, going on to play drums on Avril Lavigne’s “Goodbye Lullaby.” Having finished Lavigne’s 2011 “Blackstar” World Tour, he’s now working with newer artists such as “The Voice” winner Javier Colon.
Other diverse credits include Joan Jett, Heart, Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Ben E. King, Oz Noy, Deryck Whibley (Sum 41), The New York Horns, The Carson Daly Show, Chris Botti & Jeffery Lee Campbell (Sting), Lenny Pickett (Tower of Power), Jeff Kazee (Bon Jovi) , G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live), Steve Augeri (Journey), Lorenza Ponce (Sheryl Crow), Mark Rivera, Tommy Burns & Crystal Talifero (Billy Joel), as well as years on Broadway with the shows The Lion King, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Little Shop of Horrors, Saturday Night Fever & The Rocky Horror Show.
Rodney loves and endorses PEARL drums, SABIAN cymbals and sounds, VIC FIRTH drumsticks/brushes/rods & mallets, REMO drumheads, Factory Metal Percussion, and KICKPORT