Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who was the drummer from the group 'The Monkees'?||Drummers!
Micky Dolenz. Micky Dolenz was on the TV show "The Monkees" where he was the drummer. They also made LP's....
|Who's the last drummer from the band 'The Grateful Dead'?||Drummers!
Mickey Hart. Mickey Hart has an excelllent album out called 'Planet Drum'.....
|Who's the drummer from the band 'Van Halen'?||Drummers!
Alex Van Halen. Alexander prefers to be called Alex....
|Who's the drummer from 'The Conan O'Brien Show'?||Drummers!
Max Weinberg. Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 7....
Travis. Did they really run naked in their video are were they wearing flesh-colored clothing? You decide.....
|Who's the famous drummer from 'The Beatles'?||Drummers!
Ringo Starr. Ringo's real name is Richard Starkey....
|Who's the drummer from the band 'Aerosmith'?||Drummers!
Joey Kramer. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith did the song for the movie 'Armeggedon' which his daughter Liv Tyler was in....
|Who's the only beardless one in 'ZZ Top' who plays the drums?||Drummers!
Frank Beard. ZZ Top's Dusty and Billy have beards but Frank doesn't need a beard, his name is Beard!
|Who's the drummer from the 'Tonight Show Band'?||Drummers!
Marvin 'Smitty' Smith. Jay Leno' 'the Tonight Show' has been using band members in skits. Smitty is very funny....
|Who's the drummer who lost his arm and continues to play for the band Def Leppard?||Drummers!
Rick Allen. Rick Allen is one amazingly talented person. He didn't let losing his arm stop him from performing....
Dave Grohl. He is also the lead singer in the Foo Fighters as well as ex-drummer for Queens of the Stone Age.
Chad Smith. He uses Pearl for his drums, Sabian for his cymbals and Vater for his sticks.
John Keeble. I don't know if you have heard of them, but they formed in the eighties. Did you know that one of the band-members was in 'Eastenders'? (an English programme).
Lars Ulrich. Metallica has four people. James Hetfield - vocalist, Kirk Hammett - lead guitar, Lars Ulrich is the drummer and Rob Trujillo on bass.
Morgan Rose. Morgan Rose uses Tama, Zildjian and Vater sticks.
Bernard. Picked this info from Harry James'(famous trumpeter) biography.
Tama and Sabian. Mike Portnoy is from Dream Theatre.
Bottom of Lake Superior, Canada. The maple underneath Lake Superior, used for making the kit, is nearly 400 years old.
Force Majeur. Gary Husband has played drums with Level 42, Lulu and many more bands.
805. You can get different colours for these: green, blue, purple and you can also get fluorescents.
|A co-founding member of Toto and one of the industry's most sought-after session drummers, Jeff Porcaro laid down the beat on albums for Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Madonna, and hundreds of others, before suffering a fatal heart attack on August 5, 1992, which was the result of an allergic reaction to what?||The Gig is Up (But the Beat Goes On) - Drummers
A pesticide. Influenced and instructed by his dad Joe, Jeff (b. April 1, 1954) began playing before the age of seven, and left high school during his senior year to back up Sonny and Cher on tour. He later recorded several albums with Steely Dan, and played on Boz Skagg's "Silk Degrees" LP (as well as writing "Lido Shuffle" and "Lowdown", two huge hits from that album). Co-founding Toto in 1976, and remaining a full-time member until his death, Jeff continued to play on major hit albums with a virtual constellation of the music industry's biggest stars, including Elton John's "Jump Up", Bruce Springsteen's "Human Touch", Warren Zevon's "Excitable Boy", Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and Don Henley's "End of the Innocence". An autopsy would reveal Jeff had an serious, undiagnosed heart condition; his funeral, held August 10th at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, was attended by an estimated 1500 friends, colleagues, and fans.
|Fusion jazz drummer and pioneer Tony Williams, rightly recognized as one of the most influential jazz musicians to emerge from the 60's, died on February 23, 1997. What was his death due to?||The Gig is Up (But the Beat Goes On) - Drummers
A heart attack following gall bladder surgery.. Tony Williams (b. December 12, 1945) was sitting in at clubs and jam sessions in Boston before his teens, and began playing professionally with jazz saxophonists Sam Rivers and Jackie McLean within a few short years. By 17, as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet(along with Herbie Hancock), he began to redefine the role of a jazz drummer as not only a timekeeper, but as an equal partner and contributor, thereby influencing and inspiring many other musicians following his path. Tony's interest in rock music allowed him to pioneer the "fusion" style (a mixture of jazz, rock, and R&B), and after leaving Davis in 1969, he formed and recorded with several bands that highlighted this new movement. Tony continued to play, record, and teach up until the time of his death, which came as a complete shock to the music industry.
|The 1937 Benny Goodman song "Sing, Sing, Sing" is sometimes considered to be one of the first recorded songs featuring drums. Who played drums on this classic song?||Little Drummer Boy: Drummers Starting Off
Gene Krupa. Louie Prima actually wrote the song. However, it is Benny Goodman's version that has remained the most famous.
A Mahavishnu Orchestra song. Steve was paying tribute to the first real fusion band by naming his own fusion band after one of their songs. The band was formed in 1983.
Chad Wackerman. In Frank's autobiography, he is quoted as saying he had many great musicians play with him, but only two could play anything he gave them with seemingly no problem. Those two were Steve Vai and Chad Wackerman.
4. Buddy played music with his parents when he was very young. He was known as "Traps, the Drum Wonder".
He's been a band member from the very beginning.. Syd Barrett left the band early on. David Gilmore replaced him. Roger Waters left after the "Final Cut" album. Richard Wright was kicked out during "The Wall" recording by Roger Waters.
punk. Stewart wanted to break into the London punk scene. The band eventually gravitated towards a much more pop sound and music history was made! If you listen carefully to Stewart's drumming with The Police, you can hear his punk influences.
|Ginger Baker may have only played with the rock band Cream from 1966 through 1968, but this gave him status as a legend in the drumming community. After Cream disbanded, Ginger went on to join Blind Faith with which other Cream member? ||Little Drummer Boy: Drummers Starting Off
Eric Clapton. Blind Faith was made up of Ginger Baker on drums, Eric Clapton on guitar, Steve Winwood on keyboards, and Rick Grech on bass. After only one album, Blind Faith broke up and Ginger went on to form his own band, Ginger Baker's Airforce.
|The great rock drummer Neil Peart has spent most of his career playing with the band Rush. Starting with the album "Fly by Night", what other band function did Neil show a great talent towards? ||Little Drummer Boy: Drummers Starting Off
writing lyrics. Neil's lyrics propelled the band to new levels, and eventually Neil took over writing most lyrics for the band. Playing keyboards was left up to bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee. Producing albums was done by various people, and as for background vocals, well Rush did not seem to have much of a need.
|Billy Cobham is famous for the power, feel, and diversity of his drumming. He has played with fusion greats like John McLaughlin, and rock greats like the Grateful Dead and Peter Gabriel. Which jazz pioneer did Billy play with early in his career?||Little Drummer Boy: Drummers Starting Off
Miles Davis. Billy got his start with the Horace Silvers band after he got out of the army. A few years later he was invited by Miles Davis to play on some of his records, including the great "Bitches Brew".