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Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By spides666
Re: Turning Pro

Hell, ability isn't what it's all about anymore, your look is equally important these days

Do you think Pink would hire Simon Phillips or Dave Weckyl? Highly unlikely.

Many years ago I had a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,025
Posted By spides666
Re: Bitter Ginger Baker slating Zeppelin and Bonham - again

Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a farce...........look at Green Day

what a f***ing joke...........will the last person to leave please turn off the lights
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,025
Posted By spides666
Re: Bitter Ginger Baker slating Zeppelin and Bonham - again

In twenty years will be still talking about Bonham?

Will people be talking about Ginger Baker?

Well let's put it this way, were they talking about him before he opened his mouth recently...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By spides666
Re: Dave Lombardo: Metal's Greatest Drummer?

Lombardo's shining hour was without a doubt 'South of Heaven' his playing on that album is phenomenal.....

Personally I rate Chris Adler higher........
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,316
Posted By spides666
Re: Is Ringo a good drummer?

Dumb question sorry, I know this is a forum but really?

Who are we to judge either way.........he's made more money than all of us put together!

He's hard to emulate anyway
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By spides666
Re: Advice please?

Time and time again I see cover drummers overplaying..........why?

Do what the record does............end of

No drummer over plays unless in the studio unless it's prog rock or death metal, so...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By spides666
Re: Shawn Drover quits Megadeth...

I could be right regarding $$$

Chris Broderick the guitarist has quit too !!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By spides666
Re: Shawn Drover quits Megadeth...

He'd been with Megadeth a while, well ten years, which is a lifetime when you look at Megadeth's family tree

I thought he was a good fit, but Menza was the man for me.......he was amazing in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By spides666
Re: How our perspective changes

yeah it's a real shame, most of my drumming is now on an e-kit

venues etc have got so painful I've converted a beautiful Tama Starclassic Bubinga with mesh heads and triggers.................such...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,850
Posted By spides666
Re: Spousal Static - A mini Rant

I must be lucky, my wife has never once stood in my way or said I don't want you gigging anymore.........she met me playing in bands etc so I was never going to give that up

If you give in to the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By spides666
Re: Transferring acoustic kit to electronic, help needed with the module.

Yeah they do.............I even think there is a huge difference between the TD-20 and the TD-30. I know as I've had both modules side by side. The TD-30 is so much more alive and brighter in sounds....
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,397
Posted By spides666
Re: The Steve Gadd Book free pdf download!

ask for your email.................err yeah screw that.............over that stuff.............spam city here we come

people should just dropbox it..............job done
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By spides666
Re: Famous Metal drummers?

Drummer from Devildriver and new guy in Sepultura........

sorry, can't be arsed to look up their names
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,251
Posted By spides666
Re: Really wanky behaviour....

Bloody brilliant idea, you'd get more publicity than the 'real' show across the road
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,582
Posted By spides666
Re: Making Ends Meet Between Tours?

As has been said, you are a stranger going into a strange land, or in this case, town...

By the sounds of it you have no contacts and no knowledge of the local music scene...

Unless you have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By spides666
Re: I've played only TAMA for years, looking to switch up

Perhaps you mean switch to, not switch up!! unless you owe below a Starclassic

I've had two Premier kits, ddrum, Pearl Masterworks ($18k drum kit!) and several Tama kits...

I always...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,481
Posted By spides666
Re: Anyone know how much touring rock bands get paid?

Personally I don't believe the figures he reported. I'll tell you for why.......he was going through a messy divorce and with lawyers involved, they wanted their pound of flesh. Would you announce to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,481
Posted By spides666
Re: Anyone know how much touring rock bands get paid?

$30 a ticket!!

That's 1980 I'm afraid

I know tribute shows in theatres charging double even three times that!

$600 for Eagles (real Eagles!). Queen + Paul Lambert over $1000 a ticket for up...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,481
Posted By spides666
Re: Anyone know how much touring rock bands get paid?

This list must be eons old.................Muse for $150,000

Those guys are selling out Stadiums!
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,777
Posted By spides666
Re: Best Advice You've Been Given

First day of work as a 17 year old, and old guy said to me, Son, 'Never stop a volunteer"

I want that on my gravestone. I've used that all of my 25 plus years of working life
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,032
Posted By spides666
Re: Daniel Liljekvist leaves Katatonia to "get a normal job that gets the bills payed"

I had the good fortune of knowing one of the road crew on the Opeth/Katatonia tour that hit the US, Europe and Australia where I caught up with a good friend.

without declaring numbers, I know...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,137
Posted By spides666
Re: Please help me find this kit (Tama Lars Ulrich Signature)

Yeah the one in Australia, I remember it...........the douche, it was a Rockstar with black hoops and lugs...

I would have died for one of these kits..........or one off Justice tour

9 ply...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,007
Posted By spides666
Re: cruise ship drumming?

I drummed in a Bee Gees Tribute show. We were at sea for a week and it was one of the best weeks of my life! We only had to play three shows and we could go where we wanted for the week and had a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,478
Posted By spides666
Re: am i the only one who doesn't like pearl?

I've had a top of the range $13k Pearl Masterworks and I wouldn't have another one if you gave me it free. (well I would and then slam it on ebay and Gumtree)

No matter what I tried, heads,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,074
Posted By spides666
Re: Jordison out

So what dirt was that.........

I'd wager it's coming down to dollars like most successful bands these days....
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