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Old 07-07-2007, 03:47 PM
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Hi there,

I have a question for those of you who recognize Vinnie's (and Katchés) playing - who plays on which track on Stings "Brand new day"? Been looking all over the net for info, but haven't found it. Anyone who knows?

All the best,
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EDIT: Later the same day I found on a Wiki page that he is supposed to play on 3 tracks on "Brand new day" - the question still remains which though...

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Old 07-08-2007, 01:46 AM
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He is one hell of a drummer...really so much rythmic knowledge...but lately I get disappointed by him...I watched him with Jeff Beck and that was very strange playing...he was playing so complex and unnecessery phrases...Evene Beck himself was so confused during Vinnie's fills...just listen track Stratus!
For me Vinnie's playing is the best on Sting's album...I mean Seven Days, and other tracks are just amazing...I would like to see him again with Sting!
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:37 PM
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There are some very interesting questions and answers on the Vinnie webpage:


Question: Has yours or Steve Gadd's head ever exploded on stage? - ( - 1/23/2006 )

Answer: Once, I think that my head actually 'imploded' and went through a wormhole and back, BEFORE it even happened in linear time, so thankfully nobody noticed! Whew!


Question: Hello Mr Colaiutta: My wife is pregnant ( I think this is the best gift from god for a couple in love like Maria (my wife) and me) and I make my wife listen great music (karizma - document my favourite included). Do you think it is good for the child? I want him to be a musician because I think music is the most wonderful art. Which age do you think is good for children to get involve in music? Thanks a lot. - (Tito Julio - 5/12/2005 )

Answer: Congratulations! And, amen. Yes, I think it is good for the child to be exposed to great music during pregnancy, and always. I think that exposure to great music and art immediately is a good age. And, I would have he or she tell you whether he or she wants to be a musician. I wouldn't force it, but I certainly would foster it.


Question: This ist more a prophetical question :-)
Is it possible to book you for some drumlessons when we are all in heaven? I think in the heaven there will be a drum department, harp playing is not my bussines. - (Beat Kunz - 3/7/2005 )

Answer: :-) Maybe then The Lord will give us ALL more lessons!
Bless ya!


Question: How and when did you give your life to the Lord JesusChrist? - (Cristian Borneo - 3/3/2005 )

Answer: Around March 10, 1998. Amen!


Question: My question is very simple, Vinnie: what's on your mind when you are playing? - (Akira Jimbo - 11/3/2000 )

Answer: Not much, if anything. It also depends somewhat on the circumstances - as they are all different, yet similar. The most important elements in playing music are to trust and surrender with developed discernment.


Check out the page: http://www.vinniecolaiuta.com/faqs.aspx


And keep 'em comin'.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:41 AM
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I found out just recently that Vinnie recorded "The System has Failed" from Megadeth and I'm astounished by his playing. Vinnie may very well be the most versatile drummer out there.

Thumb's up Vinnie !
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:10 PM
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He is just one of those guys that you just can't argue about. I love his playing, but it depresse me to listen to him. He is just that good.
Don't be depressed, be inspired! I have the Unreal Book and even thought it is totally over my head I was able to pull one phrase out of the Jestson's solo here on drummerworld and incorporated it in my playing. I think of Vinnie's solos as paragraphs. I can't remember and play the entire paragraph but I can pull a word or two out and learn from them. There are only so many Vinnies in a lifetime, remember your friends need you as a drummer, Vinnie is not you competition. Have fun with drums!
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:50 PM
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Ok ok i admit....
love him with Sting (enormous)
love him with labouriel at backed potatoe
love him in joe's garage (zappa)
love him with pianist randy waldman
love him with chaka khan
but i can't stand him with karizma (dunno why but that is)
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I can understand that. While I believe Vinnie is a genius on his instrument I also don't enjoy his playing with karizma. To me it is chops for sake of chops, just a personal taste thing. I find his playing with Randy Waldman beautiful. Seems like he taylors his drum sound to the music he is playing. That has always been an issue with me for Gadd. No to critize his playing, just never like the wet sound in a jazz setting but it wasn't an issue for those who hired him so what do I know?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:19 AM
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For me he's one of the best, I dunno why i forgot to mention him on earlier posts, but he's amazing. His playing fits perfectly to every song he's played on, no matter the style.

HE MAKES YOU WANNA PLAY THE SONG everytime.... Extremely tasteful. ( except karizma, where he kinda throws everything he knows)-... Great drummer
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DR.WHOO View Post, with minor changes..
Ok ok i admit....
love him with Sting
love him with labouriel at backed potato
love him in joe's garage (zappa)
love him with pianist randy waldman
ok with him on chaka khan
but i absolutely love him with karizma (dunno why but that is)

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Old 09-07-2007, 08:43 PM
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I got in a bit over my head when I purchased that Unreel book covering his playing.

oops...maybe in 10 years I'll be able to work out of that book.

stu
Me too when you try to understand his time concepts, but still there is a wealth of information to get from the book. I just listen to the CD and when I hear something that makes me grin I find the page in the book and learn the part, even if it is two measures out of sixteen. I don't worry about learning it all, I can't, and even if I did I don't have a place to use it. One of my favorite fills is My Favorite Things 5:55 to about 5:58. It goes by so fast I would have never figured it out on my own. So I'm glad I bought the book and it will keep me busy for the remainder of this life.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:56 AM
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but i absolutely love him with karizma (dunno why but that is)
Because that is the best band that ever came out of L.A. That's why! :-) I am a HUGE Karizma/Los Lobotomys and David Garfield fan.

Did you hear "Tune For Tony" from David Garfield's "Giving Back". It features double drumming by Vinnie and Bissonnette. Superb!
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:06 AM
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Because that is the best band that ever came out of L.A. That's why! :-) I am a HUGE Karizma/Los Lobotomys and David Garfield fan.

Did you hear "Tune For Tony" from David Garfield's "Giving Back". It features double drumming by Vinnie and Bissonnette. Superb!
This band absolutely, positively kicks butt!

Its a band that does'nt play safe, goes after the truth, has superb musicianship.

Garfield, Stubenhaus, and omygod, Landau are up to Vinnies beautifully strange and incredibly gifted headspace.......

No, Havent heard Tune for Tony, will check it out......thanks
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:42 PM
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This band absolutely, positively kicks butt!

Its a band that does'nt play safe, goes after the truth, has superb musicianship.

Garfield, Stubenhaus, and omygod, Landau are up to Vinnies beautifully strange and incredibly gifted headspace.......

No, Havent heard Tune for Tony, will check it out......thanks
Vinnie is also superb on other Garfield releases such as Brandon Fields's "The Other Place". Check out www.creatchy.com for more info.

One of Vinnie's best recordings IMHO is Karizma's "Document". I've seen the band twice on that tour and they were amazing. Stubenhaus is my favourite bass player ever. He is absolutely amazing and deserve much wider recognition. He's without the shadow of a doubt in the same category as Stanley Clarke or Marcus Miller.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:46 PM
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Vinnie is also superb on other Garfield releases such as Brandon Fields's "The Other Place". Check out www.creatchy.com for more info.

One of Vinnie's best recordings IMHO is Karizma's "Document". I've seen the band twice on that tour and they were amazing. Stubenhaus is my favourite bass player ever. He is absolutely amazing and deserve much wider recognition. He's without the shadow of a doubt in the same category as Stanley Clarke or Marcus Miller.
Yes, Document is fantastic. Vinnie is one of the few guys-i'd-love-to-see-live, that I have not. Someday, hopefully...
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:23 AM
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=BCzdKdajEIc

Vinnie with Jeff Beck (Scatterbrain). It's a bit rushed but still vinnie.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:56 AM
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I just knew that Chick Corea is going to start a new project with John McLaughlin next year, and Vinnie will be on drums. Chick referred to that project in the interview with a Japanese Jazz magazine. Here's the musicians;

Chick Corea (p)
John McLaughlin (g)
Christian McBride (b)
Vinnie Colaiuta (ds)
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:48 PM
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I've searched and can't find a thread for Vinnie. I confess that I don't know as much as I would like about Vinnie but what I've heard is wicked. The guy's very very very good. So I'd like to learn much more about his playing and what not.
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that line-up sounds sweet

what'd you guys think of Vinnie's work on Herbie Hancock new album River
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:20 PM
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what'd you guys think of Vinnie's work on Herbie Hancock new album River
Is that a statement or a question?
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:02 AM
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I must say that although I wouldn't rate Vinnie as my favorite drummer, I do think he is so far the greatest drummer to have lived on earth. He is just able to do everything with such taste and flare and seem to put his stamp on the stuff he plays without getting in the artists way.
His work on Eric Marienthal's "Upside Down", as someone mentioned previously, is insane. He is all over the place and yet you wouldn't change a note. I woodshed to that tune for a while and gave up. Vinnie is a true master with a bag of tricks for every occasion. He seems to put so much into his playing that at times he looks almost unco, then he rips some impossible fill like he's waved his hands over the kit and the sticks just go where they are supposed to.
The Steve Vai Frank Zappa sushi story tells it all.
The reason he is not my favorite is I guess his playing is hard for me with my ability, (lack of), to identify with, or think of myself ever playing like that. Having said that, I have never heard Vinnie do anything I haven't really liked. While there are a million great drummers out there, and I am not one to think of music as competitive, if Buddy Rich was considered to be the best ever, then I think that status should now be passed on to Vinnie.

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:00 AM
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I just remembered something I wanted to respond to a previous post re Vinnie playing on Gino Vannelli's Nightwalker. I love that song and the drumming on it is fantastic. I looked that up ages ago and couldn't find the drumming credit for it. I have the video clip and it has Mark Craney playing, (miming) drums on the clip. If it is Vinnie, it just shows how versatile he is. It is rock solid and the fills are great while still being quite simple.
Did Vinnie definitely play on this song?

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Old 06-11-2008, 04:16 AM
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I absolutely love Vinnie. Definitely one of my favorite drummers of all time. His sense of time and groove is superb. And I love his philosophy on music and drumming which he briefly described in a Modern Drummer interview a while ago. Just mind-blowing: both what he plays and what he says.

I didn't even realize this when I saw it, but he was playing with Jeff Beck at Crossroads last year. I knew I recognized him at the concert but I couldn't put my finger on who it was. And then a few weeks later they posted the band line-ups online and turns out I saw him live without even knowing it! Great experience. I definitely think everyone needs to see him live at some point.
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I saw Vinnie Colaiuta performing at a Jeff Beck concert in my hometown last night. What an awesome drummer he is. I must say Jeff Beck on the guitar is incredable as well. It should be called the Jeff and Vinnie show. I am so glad I went. Total respect to Vinnie.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:18 PM
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Vinnie is a great drummer in many ways, which is why there is another great thread already out there.

http://drummerworld.com/forums/showt...innie+colaiuta

It's a good idea to use the search button on top and post on existing threads. By the way, I'm pretty jealous you got to see him live.
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i think hes coming to the jazz fest in cork this year....cant wait to see him....a simply brilliant drummer!
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I just remembered something I wanted to respond to a previous post re Vinnie playing on Gino Vannelli's Nightwalker. I love that song and the drumming on it is fantastic. I looked that up ages ago and couldn't find the drumming credit for it. I have the video clip and it has Mark Craney playing, (miming) drums on the clip. If it is Vinnie, it just shows how versatile he is. It is rock solid and the fills are great while still being quite simple.
Did Vinnie definitely play on this song?

Baz
No - it was Mark Craney, one of the best and most feeling players who is rarely mentioned except by drummers. He is missed . . . .

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Heheh, how many great drummers are called Vinnie? Vinnie Appice, Vinnie Paul and Vinnie Colaiuta xP
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I'm trying to get my Vinnie education on. Can someone help me out? I know Vinnie's a killer in whatever situation, but can someone suggest a discography of his most potent (if you will) stuff?

Or maybe I can just prep it like this: What are everyone's favorite Vinnie albums?
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What are everyone's favorite Vinnie albums?
Alan Holdsworth Secrets
Jing Chi Crazy House is a killer song.
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Karizma Document

I'm not into Zappa's music but the drumming is rediculous....also check out some Jeff Beck albums....
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I'm trying to get my Vinnie education on. Can someone help me out? I know Vinnie's a killer in whatever situation, but can someone suggest a discography of his most potent (if you will) stuff?

Or maybe I can just prep it like this: What are everyone's favorite Vinnie albums?
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I love Vinnies playing on Hancock's "Mitchell" and Megadeth's "The World Needs a Hero" I think that those albums talks about this guy AMAZING versatilty.
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Hi there,

I have a question for those of you who recognize Vinnie's (and Katchés) playing - who plays on which track on Stings "Brand new day"? Been looking all over the net for info, but haven't found it. Anyone who knows?

All the best,
M

EDIT: Later the same day I found on a Wiki page that he is supposed to play on 3 tracks on "Brand new day" - the question still remains which though...
I have been wondering about that for a while, but never really found out. however, if you are into sounds, I'd think that on the opener, A Thousand Years and Desert Rose it's definitely manu, especially in the way he comes in on Desert Rose. If it's otherwise i'd be surprised. Also, Ghost Story is pretty much Vinnie all over; just listen to the outro, you can't miss that ride. I am not so sure about Perfect Love Gone Wrong, but that and Tomorrow We'll See are probably Manu as well. I'd like to think After The Rain Has Fallen as Vinnie's, again, because of tones and the hat work just the overall feel. Does anyone actually play on Big Lie Small World? The time-sig veers towards Vinnie Territory hahaha. God, I love both these guys with Sting, man; it's taste to the max!
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:27 AM
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Hello!
Anyone know tell me what the name of a show that had to do with Africa or Apartheid something. Concerts a fund-raising show those who met several artists like Madonna, Cindy Lauper etc. He played the entire show in the 80s or 90.
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[quote=Buddha;153086]If the audience was full of drumming guru's then they would've cheered all of the drummers just about equally.

When it comes to Vinnie's lack fo creativity I'm talking specifically about his solos. For the most part I hear a continuous pattern of quick rolls all over the place. I cant hear many note variations or a strong use of other rudiments in his solo's.....little diversity I guess is what i'm trying to say. Maybe you have a better ear than I do and there are subtleties in Vinnie's solo's that I dont notice, but I still don't like the way he plays.

The difference between Gadd's and Vinnie's solos are that Gadd solo's have a oddity to them while maintaining a sound "feel", they're actually somthing I can internalize and admire. With Vinnie, I just cant really admire his style of soloing like I can with most other drummers. So I guess we are arguing a difference of tastes. And i'll admit that like everyone els, I can be biased towards things I dont like:-)[/QUOTE

Obviously, Vinnie is over your head....I say this because you dont even noticed the blushdas,the flam taps,the flamaddiles,and all the other insane rudiments that he is playing....albiet fast as hell but still musically significant....As for the whole vinnie repeating himself well buddy you dont have a any idea about the construction of drum solos...and the idea of soloing over a form without accompaniment.If you did you would know that his "fours" were based off what Steve and Dave played before him.I love Gadd and Weck but Gadd has been playing the SAME solo for YEARS with the same licks and all..Currently however in defense to Mr.Gadd he has reunited with L'Image (a jazz fusion group from the seventies) I had the chance to see them in NYC last year....And Gadd kicked major ass all over the place and he NEVER resorted to any of his stock licks .He played like he was twenty again.

Again I understand that everyone has different tastes and I respect that but please be INFORMED!!!
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One of the main reasons i play drums is because of Vinnie. The stuff he did with Zappa was miles ahead. Same goes with Alan Holdsworth and vinnies solo-cd.
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Some great footage here, also very interesting hearing him speak afterwards:


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Heres audio of Vinnie playing Mo's Vacation with FZ live in Poughkeepsie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4QqyuWQ7-s
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Could anyone tell me when in the 90's Vinnie switched to Gretsch?

Another question is, does anyone know what the 22" large bell ride was that he used to play?

Also, has anyone got any good photos of his Yamaha or Gretsch kits from the 90's, especially looking for any bird's eye views?

Finally, I keep reading about the Baked Potato video and have seen a few clips and see a couple of tracks have been officially released, but is there anywhere I could get the full show on video / dvd?

Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:47 PM
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I guess the hardcore Vinnieites know this about his sight reading skills, but here is an excerpt from a Steve Vai quote:

“I’ll tell you a really great Vinnie story. He’s one of the most amazing sight-readers that ever existed on the instrument. One day we were in a Frank rehearsal, this was early ’80s, and Frank brought in this piece of music called “Mo ‘N Herb’s Vacation.” Just unbelievably complex. All the drums were written out, just like “The Black Page” except even more complex.

There were these runs of like 17 over 3 and every drumhead is notated differently. And there were a whole bunch of people there, I think Bozzio was there.”

“Vinnie had this piece of music on the stand to his right. To his left he had another music stand with a plate of sushi on it, okay? Now the tempo of the piece was very slow, like “The Black Page.” And then the first riff came in, [mimics bizarre Zappa-esque drum rhythm patterns] with all these choking of cymbals, and hi-hat, ruffs, spinning of rototoms and all this crazy stuff.
And I saw Vinnie reading this thing.

Now, Vinnie has this habit of pushing his glasses up with the middle finger of his right hand. Well I saw him look at this one bar of music, it was the last bar of music on the page. He started to play it as he was turning the page with one hand, and then once the page was turned he continued playing the riff with his right hand, as he reached over with his left hand, grabbed a piece of sushi and put it in his mouth, continued the riff with his left hand and feet, pushed his glasses up, and then played the remaining part of the bar.”

“It was the sickest thing I have ever seen. Frank threw his music up in the air. Bozzio turned around and walked away. I just started laughing.”

- Steve Vai


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Old 12-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Paul Quin Paul Quin is offline
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Great story! Did anyone see Vinnie playing with Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfeld at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concert. Anyone watching (and listening) would instaneously know why Vinnie is THE first call drummer.

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:19 PM
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Hey guys, i have a question. What do you think are some of Vinnies best recordings? I am starting to study him and really only know the zappa and megadeth stuff he did.
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