Profile of the Drummer

Re: Profile of the Drummer - Paul Bostaph.

Today: Paul Bostaph.

Bostaph learned that a slight swap in his kit configuration has also given him a chance to re-work his playing. "It's much more comfortable," he insists. "And only having two rack toms forces me to go down to the floor toms faster, so I use them more. I wanted to incorporate the floor toms more into my style anyway, so this has worked out great."

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Paul_Bostaph.html
 

That Guy

Platinum Member
Re: Profile of the Drummer - Paul Bostaph.

Today: Paul Bostaph.

Bostaph learned that a slight swap in his kit configuration has also given him a chance to re-work his playing. "It's much more comfortable," he insists. "And only having two rack toms forces me to go down to the floor toms faster, so I use them more. I wanted to incorporate the floor toms more into my style anyway, so this has worked out great."

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Paul_Bostaph.html
Nice drummer to read about. I knew of him but not that much. I now read 2 profiles a day because of you iwilliams.

Today is Tony Verderosa ---> http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Tony_Verderosa.html

Only a drummer will be able to agree with Tony's statement.... "It's like combining the best parts of being a composer, piano player, bass player and DJ....... Totally LIVE!."
 

That Guy

Platinum Member
Today: Ronnie Vannucci ----> http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Ronnie_Vannucci.html

I have heard The Killers music before and I do like it though I don't own any albums. It appears he has a nice little diverse background in music.

This is impressive... "As a kid, Vannucci claims to have banged every object in his parents' house, even the vacuum cleaner. At age 6, he became the youngest musician to perform in a Las Vegas band; he played drums for "Play That Funky Music White Boy" at a lounge in Caesars Palace."
 
That is very good on (us), mate.
We are doing our daily reading, homework, sharing comments and experiences, regarding the Profile of the Drummers. I wish and hope that We lead by example, the rest of the fellow drummers in the DW community, to do the same.

Today: Mr. Controversial man - Tommy Lee.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Tommy_Lee.html

I like his drumming back in Too Fast For Love, Shout At The Devil, Theatre Of Pain, Girls Girls Girls albums with Motley Crue. In fact, He is an hard skin beater, show-man, loud groover.

Take care & All The Best,
 

That Guy

Platinum Member
Yes, Tommy Lee has been a staple in drumming since the early 80's. I always went to Crue shows becuase I knew I was gonna get a bang for my buck. Tommy might not be the most technical drummer out there but he sure can lay down some heavy grooves that get the blood flowing. He is great! I have always been a little surprised that there aren't any sound clips or vids on his profile.


Todays drummer: Pat Torpey ---> http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Pat_Torpey.html

Those who never heard of the MR. BIG in the mid 90's were living under a rock. But, did you know that the drummer was Pat Torpey? I sure didn't. There is a nice solo on his profile based on the song "Let It Be".. its pretty neat.
 

That Guy

Platinum Member
Man, Babatunde Olatunji has been around the block. I love that sound.

Todays drummer: Zach Danziger ----> http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Zach_Danziger.html

"Still in his twenties, Zach Danziger has been the name to drop in both East and West Coast musicians' circles for some time."

"Danziger may be the quintessential drummer for the new millennium."

Not much information on him but he seems to be very well known.
 
Today: Alexander Arthur Van Halen.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Alex_Van_Halen.html

Van Halen are still doing things their way. There are no rules and what's trendy doesn't apply. It's music straight from the heart. Always has been, always will be.

Alex will be the first to tell you he's not a rock star. He's a musician. He'll be making music until the day he dies, in one form or another.

Note: very strange, there is no videos from this juggernaut...

Best Regards,
 
Today: Phil Maturano.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Phil_Maturano.html

When he was 16 he began his first serious study, with jazz drumming great - Roy Mc Curdy. Under Roy's "wing" he learned the language and art of jazz drumming. This set him on an irreversible course, towards his life long dream.

Phil now resides in New York city and continues to work in a wide variety of styles, doing everything from Afro-Cuban music, Big Band, R&B, Straight Ahead jazz, Rock, World music, even Punk Rock!

Note: Every time I write down a message to Phil, He always replies. A very nice person, kind, an gentleman.

All The Best,
 
Yes, it is strange that there are no videos for Alex.

Todays drummer: Mark Brzezicki ---> http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Mark_Brzezicki.html

Not much information about him. Though it appears he is extremely versatile and has had a lengthy professional career that has taken through the styles of Rock, New Wave and Country.
Hello, mate.

I remember Mark Brzezicki, playing on The Cult - Love album, he did an very good job. The only song not played by Mark, on that album, was "She Sells Sanctuary", which was carried out by Nigel Preston on the drums.

Cheers,
 

That Guy

Platinum Member
Hello, mate.

I remember Mark Brzezicki, playing on The Cult - Love album, he did an very good job. The only song not played by Mark, on that album, was "She Sells Sanctuary", which was carried out by Nigel Preston on the drums.

Cheers,
So you have heard of him. Great. Most of the drummers that I have read about I have never heard of.. lol.
 
Horacio " El Negro" Hernandez.

An innovation man...

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Horacio_Hernandez.html

Few percussionist have done as much to further the marriage of jazz, rock and Cuban music as Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

U.S. rock music being outlawed at the time, Hernandez was detained at the age of thirteen for being caught playing Cream covers with friends from music school.

Note: there is so much, to learn about other drummers and their styles.
 
Re: Profile of the Drummer.

Mr. John Bonham.

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/John_Bonham.html

Click the videos and songs, they all speak by itself.

His legendary right foot (on his bass pedal) and lightning-fast triplets were his instant trademark. He later refined his style from the hard skin-bashing approach to a more delicate wrist controlled one - which produced an even more powerful & louder sound with less effort.

Cheers,
 
Roger Taylor

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Roger_Taylor.html

An story starting from the scratch:
The joys of playing guitar were already beginning to fade for Roger, and he found himself more and more drawn to percussion. He started off by bashing upturned saucepans with his mother's knitting needles, using the lids as cymbals. He actually found a snare drum one day while out playing with friends, and was given a hi-hat cymbal. For Christmas 1961, his father presented him with a bass drum and a tom-tom - he had picked up both for £12 and had mended and polished them. Although it was a mismatched kit, Roger was exceedingly proud of it. He went out after Christmas and bought himself a brand new Zildjian crash cymbal for eight shillings - his first proper cymbal - and eventually another tom-tom as well.
 
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