John Colpitts

John Colpitts, aka Kid Millions, is the drummer and founder of Oneida and Man Forever. He has performed with Royal Trux, Boredoms, Spiritualized, Akron/Family, Marnie Stern and Yo La Tengo. The new Man Forever album, Play What They Want, is out now on Thrill Jockey. Follow him on Twitter here.

Talks

The Art of Iggy Pop’s Body

By John Colpitts | January 4, 2017

The Art of Iggy Pop’s Body

John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida) examines an iconic exhibition featuring an iconic exhibitionist.

Death By Audio’s Doc Inspires Us to Move Forward as We Look Back

By John Colpitts | October 12, 2016

Death By Audio’s Doc Inspires Us to Move Forward as We Look Back

John Colpitts (Oneida, Kid Millions) examines Brooklyn DIY through Goodbye Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio.

Cameron Crowe’s Roadies is Basically a Baby Boomer’s Fantasy

By John Colpitts | June 30, 2016

Cameron Crowe’s Roadies is Basically a Baby Boomer’s Fantasy

John Colpitts (Oneida, Kid Millions) finds the show to be nostalgic, pandering and disingenuous about its core: anxiety about the boomer’s relevance.

John Colpitts (Oneida, Kid Millions) Failed at His First Attempt to Soundtrack a Film

By John Colpitts | May 31, 2016

John Colpitts (Oneida, Kid Millions) Failed at His First Attempt to Soundtrack a Film

And learned some pretty vital lessons in the process.

John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

By John Colpitts | December 5, 2015

John Colpitts (Kid Millions, Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

The rise of the MP3 means that some wonderful things about making and listening to music are gone forever. A smart new book tells how we got there.

Kid Millions Talks Bill Kreutzmann’s Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

By John Colpitts | May 16, 2015

Kid Millions Talks Bill Kreutzmann’s Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

Bill Kreutzmann's memoir is honest and revealing, if mostly for the already converted.

Kid Millions Talks the Jazz Film Whiplash, Drumming and Keepin’ It Real

By John Colpitts | April 25, 2015

Kid Millions Talks the Jazz Film Whiplash, Drumming and Keepin’ It Real

The celebrated drummer and composer on what the much-ballyhooed film gets very wrong about its central topic: music.

Kid Millions Talks the Importance of Mentors

By John Colpitts | February 28, 2015

Kid Millions Talks the Importance of Mentors

Kid Millions digs into the facets of an ideal mentor.

Kid Millions Talks How (Not) to Deal with Getting a Bad Review

By John Colpitts | November 29, 2014

Kid Millions Talks How (Not) to Deal with Getting a Bad Review

Even Kid Millions gets a bad review sometimes. Here's why it's counterproductive to read your own press.

Kid Millions Talks George Clinton’s Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? A Memoir

By John Colpitts | November 15, 2014

Kid Millions Talks George Clinton’s Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You? A Memoir

A dedicated reader of music memoirs thinks George Clinton’s funk odyssey is a cut above.

John Colpitts (Kid Millions) (Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Robyn Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs

By John Colpitts | September 25, 2014

John Colpitts (Kid Millions) (Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Robyn Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs

On his 20th album, Robyn Hitchcock drops the whimsy for a focused meditation on death, love and loss.

John Colpitts (Kid Millions) (Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Eric Clapton & Friends’ The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale)

By John Colpitts | July 31, 2014

John Colpitts (Kid Millions) (Oneida, Man Forever) Talks Eric Clapton & Friends’ The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale)

Eric Clapton wants to introduce the American master J.J. Cale to a wider audience. On that level, this album is a success.