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NouveauCliche 10-21-2005 08:39 AM

Steve Ferrone
 
I did a search and didn't see him listed...so if he IS, sorry!


So Steve Ferrone...I was watching a Tom Petty DVD earlier (Live at the Olympic) and I forgot how much I truly enjoy his playing. He's SO solid and SO tasty...you couldn't break his backbeat with a bat. Every song was a lesson in groove and musicality in a rock type of setting. He's really mastered the "less is more" aspect of drumming...he has the chops to totally throw out some crazy 64th note 13 over 5 madness, but he plays for the song. The more drummers I hear, the less impressed by chops and the MORE impressed am I with drummers that can lay down a solid foundation in any type of music and still retain a very indetifiable voice. Steve Ferrone is one of those guys and I think he deserves all the work/praise he gets! From The Average White Band to Eric Clapton to David Sanborn to the great Johnny Cash, Steve Ferrone has proved that he's one of the best players out there! (plus he seems really cool from the interviews I've read/watched)

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

theduke86 10-21-2005 09:15 PM

Re: Mr. Steve Ferrone - Groove Master
 
The man is a player. Definetly a player.

Thinshells 10-21-2005 09:22 PM

Re: Mr. Steve Ferrone - Groove Master
 
Pick up the pieces!

Yes, he could groove. And he did a wonderful job backing Eric Clapton unplugged.

NaturalRaz 10-22-2005 03:08 AM

Re: Mr. Steve Ferrone - Groove Master
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thinshells
Pick up the pieces!

Yes, he could groove. And he did a wonderful job backing Eric Clapton unplugged.

You stole my thunder dick...lol! Yes, he is smooth.

TPSradio 01-19-2006 05:42 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone PLAYS in Long Beach Jan 21, 2006!
 
THIS SATURDAY AT THE BLUE CAFE

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The headliner for this show is Steve Ferrone and His All-star band!
The members of this band have played with Jackson Browne, Eric
Clapton, Tom Petty and the Average White Band. A R@B Experience not
to be missed! On vocals for this band is Alex Ligertwood from
Santana. Alex sang the award winning song "I'm Winning" and played
with Carlos for years.

Opening the show will be Barry Sparks the Current bass player for
Dokken and Ted Nugent. He brings a great band that even has a small
Jazz influence. Along with Barry we understand Don Dokken will
come in and sing a couple of Dokken hits. Each year the best in the
world come by and jam. Names too big to announce!

Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones play at 5:30 Barry Sparks at 8:30 and
Steve Ferrone at 10:30 pm. to join The BC mailing list for discounts, free ticket giveaways, etc., send a blank email to: thebluecafe-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Do not miss this because you never know who will show up!!!!



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Stu_Strib 01-19-2006 10:29 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
"It's Good to Be King" , Tom Petty, Wildflowers cd. Quite simply one of the top shuffles ever recorded!

Womble 01-09-2007 12:59 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Can't believe I never posted in this thread. Steve Ferrone is solid as a rock. Love his playing with Chaka and George Duke. Any Ferrone fan should own the George Duke Band live DVD: Louis Johnson on bass, Paul Jackson Jnr on guitar. Yep, that's a serious band right there. The best track isn't on youtube yet so you'll have to make do with this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXhmyurhK5o.

It's strap-on heaven!! Hahaha, MAN, George Duke is too cool for words.

dawg 01-09-2007 01:21 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
his funk playing?...check out "texas flyer" with freddie king from the "burglar" album.

Womble 01-09-2007 01:24 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Woohoo just found this clip of Steve with Chaka, performing one of my favourites: Love Has Fallen On Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3albf...elated&search=. Shame the sound's a bit rubbish.

I actually came across this while searching for John Robinson - are there NO clips of JR on the net? Hard to believe...

dale w miller 01-09-2007 03:00 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stu_Strib (Post 66530)
"It's Good to Be King" , Tom Petty, Wildflowers cd. Quite simply one of the top shuffles ever recorded!

genius.

i first came across steve when he was playing with duran duran. i was sad to read later in MD he was not too thrilled to have been playing with them. in some ways i can see his angle, but i loved "notoious" and thought his playing on that album was sick.

Paul Quin 01-09-2007 03:36 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Definitely one of the under enthused over players around. His playing with George Duke and with Chaka is phenomenal. I couldn't agree more with NouveauCliche abut his groove and his pocket. Although he did play with AWB, however, wasn't it JR that played on Pick up the Pieces?

Paul

Womble 01-09-2007 03:45 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 261379)
wasn't it JR that played on Pick up the Pieces?

No.

"More characters!!"

KzSgDrummer 01-09-2007 09:41 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Womble (Post 261111)
I actually came across this while searching for John Robinson - are there NO clips of JR on the net? Hard to believe...

I searched for JR about a month ago and didn't find a single thing either. Something will surface soon enough..

Paul Quin 01-10-2007 03:37 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Womble (Post 261381)
No.

"More characters!!"

I stand corrected!! Thank you

Womble 01-10-2007 03:47 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 261860)
I stand corrected!! Thank you

Don't thank me, thank Google and it's unnerving power to make you double check something you're absolutely sure about just in case you embarrass yourself in front of people you don't know and will never meet.

mikeybbdrummin 01-10-2007 04:12 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
To be honest, Im not familiar with his work. He came to my work (motorcycle store) a year and a half a go and I recognized him. We talked for a while and hes a very, very nice guy. Always smileing. He has an English accent for those who dont know. He has come in a few times since then. A week and a half ago was the last time he came in. Again, smileing and very friendly. Always comes in, shakes my hand and says hello. Hes a big guy too. About 6'1 and probably 225-235.

LinearDrummer 01-10-2007 05:24 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
I had a teacher that knew Steve and was trying to get me to play like that but I was into Neil Peart type fills and wasn't having any of that so I moved on...

Now I realize just how good he is....
He has an incredible deep pocket...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 261379)
however, wasn't it JR that played on Pick up the Pieces?

I think it was Robbie McIntosh.....


Quote:

Originally Posted by KzSgDrummer (Post 261379)
I searched for JR about a month ago and didn't find a single thing either. Something will surface soon enough


JR has a cool Hot Licks video thats out of print...
I got lucky and found one used on Amazon...

He plays this funk groove solo at the begining of the tape thats off the hook!

reddrum 01-10-2007 05:33 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Great drummer. I love my Ferrone Snare

Womble 01-10-2007 05:36 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LinearDrummer (Post 261906)
I think it was Robbie McIntosh.....

Hmm, not sure about that. Robbie OD'd well early in the 70s. Anyone?

Quote:

JR has a cool Hot Licks video thats out of print...I got lucky and found one used on Amazon...
Is it really? I picked it up no problems here in the UK. I still see it in drum stores. It's a gread vid but I want to see him play with a band. There's NO footage on the net or anywhere else as far as I can tell of him with a band. Absolutely friggin' ridiculous. Do a search for Travis Barker, 1000's of results; do a search for the most important pop-hit drummer of the last 20 years, and zippo. Such is life.

LinearDrummer 01-10-2007 06:01 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Womble (Post 261921)
Hmm, not sure about that. Robbie OD'd well early in the 70s.


I thought he died during the recording of that Cd...but I could be wrong...
Its all good...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Womble (Post 261921)
Is it really? I picked it up no problems here in the UK. I still see it in drum stores. It's a gread vid but I want to see him play with a band. There's NO footage on the net or anywhere else as far as I can tell of him with a band. Absolutely friggin' ridiculous. Do a search for Travis Barker, 1000's of results; do a search for the most important pop-hit drummer of the last 20 years, and zippo. Such is life.

Yeah I feel the same way about Mike Clark and Sonny Emory...

Clark is a beast and Emory was one of the original flash players...even Lang mentioned him as an influence....and ofcourse theres nothing on the web of those guys....

Type in Joey Jordison and you get a gazillion clips....
Nuff with the rantin back to topic!

thiscocks 06-09-2007 04:51 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Pretty sure Robbie plays on pick up the pieces, as he plays on the whole of 'the white album' and ferrone took over when Robbie died of drugs overdose(I think) after that album. Cut the cake is their next album with Ferrone on.

paragon1 06-23-2007 08:46 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
You just gotta love his groove.His work with Petty is unbelievable,he is without a doubt one of the best pocket drummers around.I was listening to Wildflowers last night while enjoying an adult beverage with a few friends,his drumming can really bring you places.SUPERB.

Ian Williams 06-06-2010 03:52 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
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I was watching the video "I Should Have Now It" with Tom Petty. Steve Ferrone plays for the song, the feel, the heart. His drumming is based more on the song than the drums itself..........excellent different drummer.

GRUNTERSDAD 06-06-2010 05:17 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
It Up and More Head are Steve's own albums and you should check them out. Some covers, some originals, but all good funky stuff.

Ian Williams 06-06-2010 06:02 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Yes, I will check them - Mayor and thanks a lot for your input.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 708943)
It Up and More Head are Steve's own albums and you should check them out. Some covers, some originals, but all good funky stuff.


mrmike 06-06-2010 07:48 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
I found his interview in Drumhead quite interesting. I get the feeling he is a bit of hothead that won't back down from a brawl. He really comes across as very confident which shows in his playing.

GRUNTERSDAD 06-06-2010 07:51 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
I read that entire interview and it was great. I met him here at a drum clinic and he was as down to earth as one could be. As he was signing an autograph we were talking football.soccer.
I'm also glad that someone else has found Drumhead magazine.

mrmike 06-06-2010 08:50 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 708974)
I'm also glad that someone else has found Drumhead magazine.

I LOVE that mag. The monthly cd with high quality play alongs by Art Bernstein are a lot of fun. They also get some great interviews.

DrummingApril 06-08-2010 07:06 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Pick up the pieces sounds nothing like Steve Ferrone. I don't get it how people assume it's him when AWB had a different drummer at the time. If you know you his groove, you know it's not him.

Ecclesrose 07-01-2011 08:08 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Been listening to this guy's playing off Tom Petty's Wildflowers for a while now. He is fantastic, plays for the music, and it fits perfectly. 'You Wreck Me' and 'It's Good to Be King' really stand out for me off that album because of his playing.

I had no idea he played on the Clapton Unplugged album. I'm going to re-listen to that, that's made my day!

dale w miller 08-05-2011 03:19 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecclesrose (Post 861293)
Been listening to this guy's playing off Tom Petty's Wildflowers for a while now. He is fantastic, plays for the music, and it fits perfectly. 'You Wreck Me' and 'It's Good to Be King' really stand out for me off that album because of his playing.

I had no idea he played on the Clapton Unplugged album. I'm going to re-listen to that, that's made my day!

Great album for Steve. Though he has stated he his not proud of it, I love his playing on Duran Duran's Notorious too.

Ecclesrose 08-17-2011 02:04 PM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dale w miller (Post 874784)
Great album for Steve. Though he has stated he his not proud of it, I love his playing on Duran Duran's Notorious too.

That's one I'm not familar with, but I'm going to give it a listen.

G-2 01-13-2012 12:32 AM

Re: Steve Ferrone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 708974)
I read that entire interview and it was great. I met him here at a drum clinic and he was as down to earth as one could be. As he was signing an autograph we were talking football.soccer.
I'm also glad that someone else has found Drumhead magazine.

I met him at the same clinic if it was the one at the Old Tampa Mars Music (now a Guitar Center). LMK if you'd like any of the shots.

He's dynamite and one of the nicest down to earth guys I've ever met. There were quite a few folks at the clinic and he stayed, signed, took pictures with EVERYBODY, and hung out until he had spoken with everyone waiting to talk to him. Just a nice guy


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