In December 2007, Dan landed a live performance on MTV. With Dan’s dedication and talent he never strayed from his dream. In 2009, he Was selected out of thousands of auditions to be the drummer behind Brian “Head” Welch, guitarist for the band Korn.
In 2011, following Pete Hawley’s departure from Back from Ashes, the band recruited Johnson to play for the ensemble until a permanent drummer was found for the band.
In 2014, Dan joined and is currently touring with the Christian Rock band “Red” which includes vocalist Michael Barnes, bassist Randy Armstrong, and guitarist Anthony Armstrong.
Dan keeps himself busy with studio and live work as well as teaching students drums. He proves himself to be one of the premiere up and coming hard-rock drummers of today. “Playing drums of any kind is truly why I exist but nothing replaces that feeling I get when I’m onstage doing what I love, and connecting with the audience because of that.