The success of drummer/singer Phil Collins has been phenomenal. He has played drums with Genesis for 12 years, and for the past seven years, he has also been the lead singer of that hugely successful band.
Ndugu. The name in Swahili means "Earth Brother." In drumming, Ndugu Leon Chancler's aura is that of a powerhouse, with his head in the stars and his feet planted firmly in the groove—the pulse of the earth.
Sometimes, jazz just seems to run in the family. There are the Joneses (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Chuck and Gap Mangione, Tootie, Percy and Jimmy Heath, the Brecker Brothers, the Brubecks (Dave, Darius, Chris and Danny), and the LaBarberas—saxophonist Pat, arranger John, and drummer Joe.
For those who grew up in the '60s, Sandy Nelson needs little introduction.
Rick Allen carefully studies his hands, which are blistered already, just a few days into Def Leppard’s tour with Billy Squier. “Yeah, I’ve often thought about it,” he says, examining one especially calloused finger, “how playing the drums has totally changed my life.” Were Allen not the drummer for the British hard rock band, he […]