Carl Canedy

Since the age of 5, after seeing a drum set at a wedding reception, Carl Canedy was determined to play the drums. He received his first drum set in his early teens and immediately immersed himself in practice – and eventually developed his now-famous signature style.  He also taught himself how to play guitar and piano, which would later come in handy in his role as a songwriter.  Carl spent his formative years with regional touring outfits and with the band Kelakos.  In 1979, he joined forces with David “Rock” Feinstein to start the legendary Upstate, NY power trio, The Rods.  The Rods quickly became a sensation in the northeast, which helped them to land a major label recording contract with Arista Records.  The Rods spent the first half of the 1980s writing, recording and touring.  During that time, they toured and played shows with Judas Priest, Ozzy, Motörhead, Metallica, Richie Blackmore, Blue Oyster Cult, and many, many others.  The Rods took a break in the late 80’s, which allowed Carl to focus on his new role as a producer.  In this role, Carl produced some of heavy metal’s most iconic albums.  He produced for bands such as Anthrax, Overkill, Exciter, Possessed, Helstar and many others.  Quickly gaining notoriety as a producer, Carl purchased his own studio and began developing unpolished bands to help them secure major label recording contracts. He coached, developed, and mentored bands such as Roxx Gang and Young Turk and was able to help land them extremely generous recording contracts with major labels. Meanwhile, The Rods had spent the 1990s and the early 2000s on hiatus, and in 2010, they began writing and recording their comeback album, Vengeance, which was released in 2011.  The Rods continue to tour and release music, the most recent is the highly rated album; Rattle the Cage, which was released in January of 2024.  Carl also has released 2 albums under the moniker of Canedy. At 71, Carl continues to record, write music and play shows.  He has inspired drummers all over the world and is credited with working on more than 130 projects.  He currently lives with his family in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.  He is a proud (and new) grandfather and enjoys spending time with his family, writing and recording songs, performing live, and playing his drums.