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spursauto42 07-08-2009 04:54 AM

Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial? I couldn't tell from any of the camera angles. I just saw this monster kit with something like 4 bass drums and a crazy rack with cymbals.

Drifter in the Dark 07-08-2009 05:26 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
It could very likely be Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett, who performed quite a lot with Mr. Jackson. http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers...an_Moffet.html

spursauto42 07-08-2009 05:37 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
I think you might be right Drifter, thanks...

Cypriss 07-08-2009 06:01 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
That Kit was crazy massive! The rack gave it a real unique look to.RIP MJ What a legacy.

Zabour Amtik 07-08-2009 09:03 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
It looked as though the rack was the Yamaha Hex system. at first I thought they were holding all mics but I saw some flahing of some cymbals up there. It was a big kit and rack set up. But the music (that michael wouldve played, everything from off the wall to bad, etc.) was so diverse, it calls for so many different flavors.

Mickey Man 07-08-2009 08:58 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
It indeed was Jonathan Moffet.

This is a cool link- http://www.rhythmmag.co.uk/page/rhyt...ers_of_michael

freebirdgdw 07-09-2009 02:12 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
The rack he had was insane! I loved the way it encaged him! The kit it shows him with on drummersworld show the early stages of this setup.

DrumEatDrum 07-09-2009 05:35 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mickey Man (Post 592414)
It indeed was Jonathan Moffet.

This is a cool link- http://www.rhythmmag.co.uk/page/rhyt...ers_of_michael

Kind of who I figured, as he has a long history with the Jackson family.

EDIT: I found this. Per the end of the video, and the info on the side, Moffet was indeed the drummer.
Which makes sense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR0ZY4WNuZM

Paul Quin 07-13-2009 04:46 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
The drummer at Michael's memorial was Jonathon Moffett and the kit and rack system was specially designed according to Jonathon's specifications and built by DW. Everyone is very proud of how the kit looks and, of course, how the drums sound!

Paul

B.A.Baracus 07-29-2009 11:00 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 593770)
The drummer at Michael's memorial was Jonathon Moffett and the kit and rack system was specially designed according to Jonathon's specifications and built by DW. Everyone is very proud of how the kit looks and, of course, how the drums sound!

Paul

Pretty Sure its a custom GIBRALTAR rack.

Cuban 07-30-2009 03:01 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Any photos of the kit / rack?
I've seen some on the rehearsal videos, but would like a closer look.

B.A.Baracus 07-30-2009 06:09 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cuban (Post 598509)
Any photos of the kit / rack?
I've seen some on the rehearsal videos, but would like a closer look.

Jonathan Moffett's Gibraltar rack...

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/292/moffettdrums.jpg
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8481/moffett.jpg

Cuban 07-30-2009 06:17 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.A.Baracus (Post 598692)
Jonathan Moffett's Gibraltar rack...

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/292/moffettdrums.jpg

Wow, thanks for that image - awesome!

lifetime 11-01-2009 10:21 PM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
That's what I'm talking about! I just saw 'This is it' and it is a real reaaaaaaaaaaaaaal shame this is it! Has any drum magazines interviewed him since Michael's death? I'd love to see the hardware, cymbal, drum setup and all of his toys. I'll have to get some MD back issues to read about past tours I guess.

Malti 11-02-2009 01:23 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B.A.Baracus (Post 598452)
Pretty Sure its a custom GIBRALTAR rack.

Yeah, I believe it is. Here's a link to an interview with Jonathan talking about his kit. I hope it posts correctly. Just saw the movie and he is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAOaPxwRBk8

Jam2008 05-15-2010 10:29 AM

Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?
 
I'm actually quite surprised that Michael didn't have Sugarfoot use an electronic kit for This Is It, especially for his songs with heavily digitalized drum loops. (Smooth Criminal, The Way You Make Me Feel, etc) But I actually think the acoustic kit sounds better on those tracks, in all honesty.


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