Samantha Maloney is known as one of the most respected female drummers in the music business. Classically trained as a percussionist, she is an alum of New York City’s prestigious Performing Arts High School. Samantha has played drums with Hole, Mötley Crüe, Eagles of Death Metal, Peaches, The Crystal Method, and Billy Ray Cyrus to name a few. Her musical talent expands beyond the drums to producing, composing, and contributing to soundtracks including the Oscar winning movie Black Hawk Down. As an actor, she has appeared in movies and on TV, including playing the recurring character “Sam” Showtime’s Californication.
Moving beyond the role of an artist, Samantha’s ambition has driven her to impressive levels of success in other areas of entertainment. In 2010, she founded a successful music management company in Los Angeles, eventually expanding its reach globally by partnering with the biggest talent agent in Europe. In 2014, Samantha was recruited to become Vice President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records where she signed and developed new talent. As a trusted executive at Warner Bros., she also worked closely with music icons Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart. Concurrently, she recorded and co-produced a 34-piece orchestra for Disturbed’s cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence,” which received a Grammy nomination and became their biggest selling record to date.
Most recently Samantha moved into an executive producer / creator role by writing the first ever interactive tv docu-series on Songwriter Hall of Famer Allee Willis, whom The New York Times has coined “The Most Dangerous Woman in The World.”