It takes a lot of courage for a musician to leave an established group to pursue a solo career. It takes even more courage when the group is Kiss, who truly reached the top, both in popular success, and in financial security.
When Rod Morgenstein was growing up he heard the saying, "There are musicians, and drummers." Now, as the driving force behind the musically diverse Dixie Dregs, he lays that distinction to rest. The 27 year old is trained in piano and "legit" percussion as well as drums, and that training has led to his very "musical" drumming style.
Rick Marotta was born January 7, 1948 in New Rochelle, New York. And, apparently, he was also horn to play drums. For without any formal training, Marotta's natural "feel" for the instrument has made him one of the world's most in-demand session musicians. Currently, James Taylor, Carly Simon, J. D. Souther, Warren Zevon and Steely Dan rely regularly on his services for recording or touring.
There is a rare group of people in the world of percussion that are called "drummer's drummers". George Marsh is a member of that prestigious group. George Marsh is an honest person who not only was very thoughtful and articulate in his responses, but also has a high degree of integrity.