Drumming legend Aaron Spears is no more, but the entire world, especially the music world, has been left to grieve. Aaron Spears has just died at a very young age with a Grammy award nomination under his belt for his work in collaboration with Usher and other big names like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, for whom he also played live on stage, making it even harder to forget for most people.
Aaron Spear’s music career started when he was born in Washington, D. C. (October 26, 1976). His early training in drumming was influenced by the Pentecostal faith he grew up in. In childhood, he learned how to play “the stuff up top” in someone’s lap, where they operated pedals during church services. His initial experience prepared him for eventual glory in the musical world.
Aaron Spears managed to land a job with one of his earlier bands – the Gideon band during his breakthroughs in the industry. Indeed, Aaron could never repeat a particular rhythmic phrase, which proves his innovation and creativity as the drummer with this band was always so unique that it mixed jazz, rock, and R&B.
In 2004, Aaron Spears was nominated for a Grammy as a producer of Usher’s “Confessions,” which has sold more than 15 million copies around the globe. He gained a lot of public attention after this accomplishment. Nevertheless, the drummer world noticed him in 2005 when he performed during Usher’s “Caught Up” and James Brown’s “Sex Machine” medley at the Grammy Awards. He exuded great energy, which impressed even the members of his band.
He worked with various famous musicians, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne, etc., over the years due to his superb talent and flexibility. Drumming became a vital part of their live appearance, and it added enchanted touches to their shows. This was a sign that he was indeed of a professional standing since such demand was rare.
Besides his musical successes, Aaron Spears also devoted time to offering drum clinics and master classes throughout different parts of the globe. Therefore, he wanted to pass information to the future drummers. During an education visit to Southern University’s human jukebox, one of their best marching bands, just a month ago, he had performed spontaneously.
Although he was very successful, Aaron Spears was always humble and grounded and kept it real because nothing is more important than that; you should always stay relevant and not think otherwise. He admitted that he owed it to all the various musicians’ contacts for providing him an opportunity to keep on learning and developing.
The demise of Aaron Spears has come as a major blow to the music industry. The legacy of being a Grammy-nominated drummer, a multi-talented musician, and an ardent teacher will keep influencing the drumming community and other parties in the music industry for many years to come. He collaborated on the music major pop stars like Usher and Ariana Grande, demonstrating his greatness.