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Old 07-08-2009, 03:54 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:26 AM
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Default 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
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:37 AM
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I think you might be right Drifter, thanks...
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:01 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:03 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:58 PM
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Default 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
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:12 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:35 AM
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Default Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?

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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

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default 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!

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:00 PM
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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!

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Pretty Sure its a custom GIBRALTAR rack.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:01 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:09 PM
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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...


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Old 07-30-2009, 05:17 PM
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Jonathan Moffett's Gibraltar rack...

Wow, thanks for that image - awesome!
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:21 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: Who played drums at the Michael Jackson Memorial?

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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
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Default 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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