Check out this video of longtime Tom Petty drummer Steve Ferrone and the Roots’ Questlove playing “Pick Up the Pieces,” from Guitar Center’s 2014 Drum-Off Finals, which were held this past January 18. The song was the biggest hit for the Scottish funk group Average White Band, which Ferrone played with in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
To celebrate the Drum-Off’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the night honored Ferrone with an induction into Guitar Center’s Rock Walk. Other performers on the night were the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Korn’s Ray Luzier, and modern R&B pioneer Chris Dave. Judges for the evening included Adrian Young (No Doubt), Nisan Stewart (Diddy, Missy Elliot), Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D, Bad Religion), Aaron Spears (Usher), and Chris Johnson (Rihanna).
The 2014 Guitar Center Drum-Off was presented by DW, OCDP, Pearl, Gretsch, Tama, Latin Percussion, Meinl, Sabian, Zildjian, Remo, Evans, Promark, Vic Firth, Roland, Modern Drummer, Converse, and Shure.