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Old 11-16-2010, 04:19 PM
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I'm 14 years old and i look like I'm about 16 or 17 and I drum in a band now but i don't have any real rockstar type of clothing? can you guys help me out? I know i sound pretty stupid haha. I was thinking of something like The Rev (of Avenged Sevenfold). HELPPP..
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:38 PM
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lol, crazy subject. band t-shirts & jeans, can't go wrong. especially for that sort of music. some skate shoes i.e. DC. or some adidas/nike hi tops. enjoy.
or wear whatever you want, because really being in a band is cool enough without the clothes. make sure you don't get a ear piercing (plugs) or something ridiculous!
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Do you want to wear something like this? the bull-whip is an additional item for the audience!
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Just wear what feels comfortable to you and allows you to drum your best. Most "rock star" drummers are just wearing t-shirts and jeans in any case.
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Anything is fine as long as you don't copy the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Always wear more than just a sock on your dangle.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:17 AM
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Do you want to wear something like this? the bull-whip is an additional item for the audience!
Haha, Rob Halford is cool but also gay.. and I'm NOT gay so nooooo...Haha
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:19 AM
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Do you want to wear something like this? the bull-whip is an additional item for the audience!
Hahaha wow, Rob Halford is cool, and i'm a huge fan of Judas Priest, but he's also gay. and i'm not gay hahaha sooo nooo
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I'm 14 years old and i look like I'm about 16 or 17 and I drum in a band now but i don't have any real rockstar type of clothing? can you guys help me out? I know i sound pretty stupid haha. I was thinking of something like The Rev (of Avenged Sevenfold). HELPPP..
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:31 AM
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:12 AM
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I totally understand the difficulties of finding good, comfy clothes to play live. If you are looking for a Rev vibe, grab some surplus camo pants and cut them into shorts, grab a black t-shirt that fits, and wear some soccer or running shoes. I've worn this on stage and it is light, comfortable, and fits the look of a metal band. In another group that plays mid-tempo rock I wear some nice jeans, dressy shoes, and a button-up black shirt. You can rock the Aronoff look and wear jeans and a black graphic t-shirt too.

When in doubt, ask the band how they want to look. It is important you are all on the same page image-wise. Regardless of what anyone else says, you are selling a product and packaging counts.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:42 AM
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Loved Flea's stuffed animal pants.

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:01 AM
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Wear whatever you think is cool. You can get as creative as you like.
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:49 AM
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The thing is, the guys who wear the the outrageous rock star outfits chose what is appropriate for the band they are in.

Yes, you want to look appropriate for the gig/band your in, but until you know what band you're in, I don't think you need to stress over what to wear.

Rev's outfits fit what the rest of AX7 was doing.

Tommy Lee didn't wake up wearing his crazy outfits, it evolved along with what the BAND was doing.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:15 PM
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I totally understand the difficulties of finding good, comfy clothes to play live. If you are looking for a Rev vibe, grab some surplus camo pants and cut them into shorts, grab a black t-shirt that fits, and wear some soccer or running shoes. I've worn this on stage and it is light, comfortable, and fits the look of a metal band. In another group that plays mid-tempo rock I wear some nice jeans, dressy shoes, and a button-up black shirt. You can rock the Aronoff look and wear jeans and a black graphic t-shirt too.

When in doubt, ask the band how they want to look. It is important you are all on the same page image-wise. Regardless of what anyone else says, you are selling a product and packaging counts.
The thing is though we are not a metal or screamo band. We are just a plain kick ass rock band. We play all sorts of stuff but i like the look of the rev.. He seemed like he played the role amazingly on stage as a drummer while still kicking ass.. you know what I mean?
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When choosing your rock star clothes, start from the bottom up.

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Old 11-20-2010, 02:43 PM
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There's always the Tommy Lee line of drumming apparel.

Very cool on those hot nights.

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Serious answer, as you are drumming chances are most people won't see below your waist so shoes and trousers can be whatever.

Top - decent t-shirt or shirt. If you are in a band, what are the rest of your mates wearing?

But music is an expression of individuality so whilst expressing yourself as a person on your drums, express yourself in your clothes. Wear what you want.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:46 AM
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You want Rock n Roll clothes??? Well?? Do you?? 6717 Hollywood Blvd
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Find out where Justin Beiber Shops. But remember he is Canadian.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:10 AM
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This is what real rock stars wear:

option 1: http://www.roger-mayer.co.uk/history.htm

option 2: http://www.amazon.com/Chili-Peppers-.../dp/B00176N2C4
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get some well fitted jeans, a good band shirt, maybe a jersey, a fitted cap, and stretch your ears. haha plugs (aka gauges) are the greatest thing in the world. conservative america needs to shut up.
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Serious answer, as you are drumming chances are most people won't see below your waist so shoes and trousers can be whatever.

Top - decent t-shirt or shirt. If you are in a band, what are the rest of your mates wearing?
...And do what newsreaders do and stockings with suspenders on the bottom half. Or is that my imagination? I'm not sure.
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Not a stupid question, "AT ALL". Believe it or not this is not an uncommon dilemma among many musicians let alone drummers. It’s true back in the 80’s (I won’t say my age) It did make “very” little difference what you were wearing, deepening if you were in a glam band/HAIR band, or just trying to make some kind of “GOD forsaken statement (Thank you Marilyn Manson.) This worked for some bands but not all. All the eye liner, tight jeans and hair gel in the world will not make you a better musician, or get you a record deal, only practice; hard work, determination and persistence will do this. As a drummer myself, I have always “Fantasized” about wearing this, that or the other thing, but the bottom line, it was not practical. Someone mentioned in this thread wear what your comfortable playing in, very true and cannot be overemphasized, especially for a drummer. For myself now, “Even” at my age, I wear a pair of comfortable jeans, whatever T I find, usually the Ramones or Aerosmith lol, sometimes a leather vest. I also wear cloth wristbands and something on my head, with my head shaved I sweat more, it's not a fashion statement it's a please get this crap out of my eyes statement, again "practical ". Hey if you feel comfortable wearing a G-String go for it, not sure I would recommend this, but to each their own. My biggest problem has been trying to find what damn shoes to wear, I have been through wrestling shoes on down, but finally found that dancing shoes work best for me, do they look great? NO! But they work. “For me that is”. Good luck
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As far as shoes, I used to use dance shoes, soft leather jazz shoes... now I use Shawn White skate shoes EXCLUSIVELY! Try them.. If you really want a "drummers" shoe, musicians friend sells one and then there is Uran Boards, they make Dennis Chambers as well as Neil Pearts. Rock Star clothes? I dont know why this would even be a topic when you can google any rockstar you want and see what they wear.. BUT! How about trying to be yourself. Find out who you are, and be that drummer. ~ Jai Es that's what is involved with my students, and much more.
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Whatever Brass Bed wears, they are the best rock band in Lafayette!
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I always gig in a suit haha. It is disturbingly uncomfortable to play in but the look fits perfectly in to the music my band plays (indie/rock/blues). Suit, tie and possibly a pair of dark sunglasses are the way to go lol!

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My biggest problem has been trying to find what damn shoes to wear, I have been through wrestling shoes on down, but finally found that dancing shoes work best for me, do they look great? NO! But they work.
I think Converse are pretty comfortable to play in. Looks ok too.
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Forget the clothes...it's all about the make up!
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I play in a hockey jersey [as do the others of the band], and in my boxers, usually, although recently I've been wearing a great pair of swim trunks. A well-worn pair of Chucks as well.
I like being cool and comfortable when I play.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:25 AM
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When I play a strictly "rock" venue, I wear a black leather vest so I can leave both of my chest hairs stick out.

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Whatever you do, make sure your entire band is on the same page. Not that you have to wear uniforms or anything, but if you all dress in totally different styles, you're gonna look like the second coming of the village people.
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