Re: Art Verdi
Art Verdi, well I have had the honor of working personally with the man and can tell you first hand he is one of a kind. He's a great drummer, master of the traditional grip, most generous man in the world with his teaching tips, Oh and YES he's FAST! But besides all the craft and musical stuff Art is so great at, he is one of the funniest, kindest, sweetest folks I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
On one video shoot after Boo had a couple (?) brews he decided to torture Art by staging all these crazy gags, even throwing a Speeding Drumometer inches from Art's face while Art was in the middle of filming his educational video. Although we got tons of the most outrageous out-takes from that session, Art never BROKE. He just kept being the true gentleman that he really is.
Art is a true Champion in every sense of the word and it is great seeing him featured here on DW! Two great Champions like DW and AV deserve each other.