Many of the things that drummers take for granted today would never have come about if someone hadn't dared to try it first; if some pioneer hadn't crossed over into unexplored territory; if some drummer hadn't found a new way of propelling a band.
Not a week would go by without letters asking, "When are you guys going to interview Tommy Aldridge?" I tracked Tommy down at his home in Texas and he was extremely open and honest. This interview was completed shortly before Tommy joined Ozzie Osbourne for the "Blizzard of Ozz." tour.
Jim Chapin Father of Independence by Rick Mattingly The Chapin Book. Sooner or later every serious drummer has to master it. Although the book was once considered impossible to play, it is now accepted as the basic text for independent coordination. Many books have appeared since which have attempted to cover the same material in […]
To those unfamiliar with the name, suffice it to say that Billy Gladstone was one of the percussion world's most legendary figures.
Being a member of a group affords a musician a certain amount of security, but it also demands a sacrifice. The security comes from the fact that the individual does not have to face the world alone.