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"Test your knowledge on Silverchair's drummer Ben Gillies."
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At what age did Ben Gillies start heating the drums?
Ben taught his bandmate Chris Joannou to play guitar.
On "Freakshow Era", he felt he performed badly on a concert in Turkey because something interfered his drumming, what?
A fan got onstage and he got distracted
Ben has always been very energetic and dynamic. While Silverchair were taking a break after the "Neon Ballroom" tour he decided he wanted to keep working, what did he do?
Went for an acting career
Played drums in another band called Fingertips
Worked on a record store
Worked at a supermarket
Who's Ben Gillies drum idol?
Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age)
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
Travis Barker (Blink 182)
When asked about how he described the atmosphere in the last album "Diorama" he said -> "I'd describe it like grabbing hands full of paint and throwing it at canvas, it's like a collage of melody."
In "Diorama" Ben had to reinvent his style to get in the new swing. What process did he went through?
Got drum lessons
Started dancing Hip Hop
Went to a lot of jazz concerts
Listenned to a lot James Brown and funk music
"He is such an inteligent amazing person to be around." Which person was Ben talking about?
Van Dyke Parks
"I thought if you put the Indian instruments on any other song it wouldn't fit but the song that it was on ..., I thought it really fitted with that song." Which song was it?
Petrol & Chlorine
Ben Gillies wrote all the music for "The Closing".
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Compiled Jun 28 12