Mike Zelenko
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Mike Zelenko


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Material Issue: “Material Issue” Self titled 6 song E.P.
relaeased 1989. Big Block Records

Material Issue: “International Pop Overthrow”
Released March 1991. Mercury Records

Material Issue: “Destination Universe:
Released August 1992. Mercury Records

Material Issue “Freak City Sountrack”
Released February 1994. Mercury Records

Material Issue “Telecommando Americano”
Released July 1997. Rykodisc Records

Material Issue “20th Century Masters-Greatest Hits”
Released 2007. Universal Records

Liz Phair “Juvenellia EP” “Turning Japanese”
Released 1996. Matador Records

Liz Phair “Saturday Morning” “Tra La La Song” radio single
Released 1996. Universal Records.

Caviar “Caviar” self titled, “Tangerine Speedo” radio single
Released 2000. Island Records.

Shoes “Propeller” various tracks
Released 1995. Black Vinyl Shoes Records

9 Day Wonder “Roger That”
Released 2000.

Box O Car “At the Sound of Speed”
Released 2003. Modern Records

The Ladies + Gentlemen “ Ladies and Gentlemen…The Ladies + Gentlemen”
Released 2007. Modern Records.

Local H "Twelve Angry Months", "White Belt Boys" additional drumming. Released 2008. Shout Factory Records.

Material Issue 1988-1997.
Had extensive and multiple tours of North America, Europe and Japan in support of our four major label records. Playing venues with capacity’s of 2,500 seats as headlining act and up to 17,000 as supporting act. Headlined tours through most of this time period with full crew and professional standard production. Toured as opening act for The Pretenders (1994), INXS (1994), Cracker (1993), The Stranglers (1993) and had Weezer as our opening act for one tour in 1994. Material issue also performed numerous festivals and radio shows throughout this period, performing with many major industry supported acts.

Urge Overkill, Brazilian tour 1996
Played drums for dates throughout Brazil in support on their record “Exit the Dragon”. Shows included such acts as The Smashing Pumpkins, Plant and Page, The Cure and The Black Crows.

Pat Deninzio’s Wild Bunch 1996-98
Pat Deninzio of The Smithereens traveling group shows. Members include Clem Burke (Blondie), Gilbey Clarke (Guns and Roses), Wayne Krammer (MC5), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s), Peter Zaremba (The Fleshtones) and others. Played drums as a member during this period and did tours of mostly the U.S.

Box O Car 1999-2003
Various length tours of North America in support of indie released records. Including festivals and many radio station performances.

The Ladies + Gentlemen 2004-present
Various length tours of North America in support of indie released records. Including festivals and radio supported shows.

“Valerie Loves Me” 1991. Material Issue. Mercury Records. Charting single with heavy MTV and other media outlet rotation.

“Dianne” 1991. Material Issue. Mercury Records. Charting single with heavy MTV and other media outlet rotation.

“The Very First Lie” Material Issue, Mercury Records 1991.

“What Girls Want” Material Issue, Mercury Records 1992. Charting single with MTV and other media outlet rotation.

“Everything” Material Issue, Mercury Records 1992. MTV rotation.

“Kim the Waitress” Material Issue, Mercury Records. 1994. MTV rotation.

“Tra La La song” Liz Phair w/ Material Issue, Universal Records 1996.

Appeared on various late night major network talk and music shows, including The Dennis Miller Show, MTV Spring Break, MTV’s 120 minutes, Love line, HBO, Much Music and the BBC. Have visited and been part of interviews at radio stations in all major American and British radio markets as well as in Europe, Brazil and Japan.

Mike has had artist endorsements from Pro-Mark sticks, Remo drum heads and Ludwig drums.



Original member of '90's power pop/mod rock trio Material Issue as drummer and band member from 1986-1997. Recorded four major label records on Mercury (3) and Rykodisc (1) with extensive touring throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Has played drums as a recording artist or touring musician with Liz Phair, Urge Overkill, Pat Deninzio (The Smithereens), Wayne Krammer (MC5), Rick Neilson (Cheap Trick), Gilby Clarck (Guns and Roses), Caviar, The Waco Brothers, The Shoes, Local H, Michael McDerrmott, Starball, Specula, Eric Howell, Box O Car, 9 Day Wonder, and The Ladies + Gentlemen.