Vic Firth Artist Jimmy Chalfant has been drumming for the band KIX since 1979 (At the time, they were known as The Shooze).

In 1981, they released their self-titled debut album, Kix, featuring "Atomic Bombs", "Heartache", "Contrary Mary", "The Itch", and "The Kid". "Love at First Sight" instantly became a concert favorite. "Kix Are for Kids" creatively merged the name of the band with two popular cereals of the 1960s and 1970s, Kix (that featured an atomic bomb commercial) and the Trix Rabbit ("Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!"). "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" became the band's most popular concert song, always with a unique ad-lib performance by lead vocalist Steve Whiteman. With this album, the tongue-in-cheek rock & roll style of Kix was established.

Their 1983 followup, Cool Kids, showcased a markedly more commercial side of the band, featuring the title song, and the single "Body Talk". Kix then partnered up with RATT, Warrant and Winger producer, Beau Hill, and in 1985, released the album Midnite Dynamite, featuring a hard rock single by the same name and funk rock songs "Cold Shower" and "Sex". The album also included the song "Bang Bang (Balls of Fire)", which was co-written by Purnell and Kip Winger.


 Video Interview - Jimmy Chalfant
  Jimmy talks about Kix's gig at Mohegan Sun Casino.

Jimmy's stick of choice:
American Classic® RockN
Oval tip for a full sound. Great for rock and band.
L = 16 5/8" | Dia. = .630"
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