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Old 11-19-2008, 09:46 PM
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Nathan Followill from Kings of Leon... Amazing! I tried searching for a thread on him, but didn't find any. I just went to their show last night and still have the after concert glow. : ) I've always been a fan of his, but getting to see him play live is such a different experience. He comes up with the most original grooves, and makes it look so easy! Check out Kings of Leon if you haven't heard them yet!
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:04 PM
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He definitely has a good ear and comes up with really some really creative bits. One of the better indie drummers out there.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:07 PM
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GREAT call there Kirsten.
im a big fan of his and beleive he is underrated amongst alot of great modern players. solid and a great example of a drummer playing for the song. something i aspire to atleast. the arrangements on Only By the Night are fiarly sparse and show case his pocket. live he's very impressive. much love to Mr Followill from me thats for sure. there must be other admirers of his out there.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:29 AM
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I'm a big fan. It's been cool to watch him getting better as the albums have progressed. I have seen KOL a number of times and they are/he is great live. He's such a relaxed player, chewin his strawberry gum, looks like he's just takin a sunday drive or something.
On the new album he plays quite a lot off off-beat accents which have grown on me, though I initially thought they were a bit much.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:56 PM
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I know, I love when he starts blowing bubbles while he's playing!
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:57 PM
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Hello, fellows.

You King of Leon fans, what album or cd, do you recommend?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:01 AM
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I would say start with their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak. All of them are amazing though. : )
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:13 AM
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I would say start with their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak. All of them are amazing though. : )
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:56 PM
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Depends what you're up for.. I reckon the drumming is coolest on 'Because Of The Times' which is the second last album... All the albums are cool though, the first two are about partying and takin off panties, the last two are more of a been there-done that lament.
I have some pictures of Nathan's kit, complete with chewing gum and Brady snare from backstage at a festival here last year, I will post 'em when I can figure out just how..if anyone cares.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:53 AM
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I have some pictures of Nathan's kit, complete with chewing gum and Brady snare from backstage at a festival here last year, I will post 'em when I can figure out just how..if anyone cares.

I would love to see them Switters! I couldn't tell you how to post pictures though.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:21 PM
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Does anyone know the name of the cymbal that nathan uses a lot in "use somebody"?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:20 PM
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I think it's a 24" Paiste 2002, or the normal sig
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:24 PM
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I think it's a 24" Paiste 2002, or the normal sig
Thanks =D

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Oh I wish these things weren't so expensive.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:05 AM
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Here's the pics Kristen, sorry about the wait -I couldn't find em.

This was from a festival in Australia about a year ago. Sorry the pics aren't awesome but I was running around doing other stuff. . It's worth mentioning that I've been to a lot of shows, but I have never seen a drum-tech as meticulous as KOL's. Dude spent a couple of hours setting that kit up, polished all the cymbals, re-headed the whole kit and even placed the strawberry gum next to the hi hat stand hours before the show. He was a really cool guy too and knew his drums, he had that kit sounding amazing.

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:32 AM
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Oh, and from (my sad, sad and weak) memory, the ride was signature 22inch, but the crash above the ride is 24"
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:25 AM
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Great to see some people are listening to these guys their one of my favourite bands, as for nathan i think he's great love his simplicity and well his tone. But i have to say i liked KOL when they were younger, they starting to learn how to sing properly and stuff, not as raw for me anyways.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:34 PM
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Image attempt number 40 something. Whish incidently is the age I feel at this very moment.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:50 PM
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Image attempt number 40 something. Whish incidently is the age I feel at this very moment.
What snare i that, a Brady? From what i've heard, the snare always sounded very Supra 400 to me. Enjoy this chaps drumming no end, good right foot, grooves fit the music perfectly - reminds me of a certain long haired Redditch born drummer.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:56 PM
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WOW...very cool! I remember seeing him on SNL, and thinking to myself...what the hell are those, 24" crashes?! Uhmmm...YEP!! :-)

Does anyone know what he's using for drum sizes? 14-16-18-24? That last floor tom in the first picture looks huge!!! Maybe a 20?!?
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:26 AM
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I thought it was 13" 16" 18" 22" and a 14" / 6.5" Brady Jarrah Block snare. There's a few elastic bands holding the snares on as well if you look closely.

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Old 03-04-2009, 12:38 PM
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certainly a great drummer. i love the way he isnt afraid to play different beats. he never seems to play the classic snare on the 2 and 4 beats. a lot of popular music seems to stick to that. but its still not over complicated and full of big fills, plays for the song.

and that is a lovely kit. makes me wonder if he would be better of with a rack. a whole cymbal stand for a tambourine? but then it looks cooler with the stands so good call i say.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:23 PM
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So I have been trying to find Nathan Followill's drum set up and this is the closest I have come to figuring it out. I suspect he is not endorsed because search engine queries bring me here and no manufacturer "artist page"

From what I can tell he is playing either a DW Collectors kit or a Yamaha Maple Custom. To me it looks like a sweet DW.

I have been finding the kits that my favorite drummers/sounds play. This is one of them, but I think I will go w/ a Maple Custom Nouveau.

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:26 PM
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The DW Website shows him as a DW endorser, and it shows his kit being 22-13-16-18, but ....he's playing Birch Collectors!
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Nathan is also the newest endorser of drumplates (www.drumplates.com) and although the plates are not included on the pictures my understanding is that he will be using drumplates from now on. If you are unfamiliar with drumplates, check out the web site. Plates are a great new product and will, I beleive, become industry standard in the next five years.

By way of disclosure, please note that I represent drumplates!!!!

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Old 04-10-2009, 04:27 PM
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Nathan Followill's set-up

All by Paiste:

14" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Hi-Hat
22" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
8" Signature Splash
24" 2002 Crash
22" Signature Power Ride
19" Signature Power Crash
14" Signature Fast Crash

Old Kit from 2007:

DW Collector's Birch Drums (custom Pink & Blue Lacquer Specialty and Chrome Hardware):

05x14 Aluminum Snare
10x13 Tom
14x16 Tom
18x18 Tom
18x22 Bass Drum

Pedals and Hardware (DW):

9000 Single Pedal
9500 Hi-Hat Stand
5300 Snare Drum Stand
9799 Double-Tom/Cymbal Stand
9700 Cymbal Stand (x3)

I don't know exactly his setup right now, but here's a good picture to get an idea from:


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Old 07-13-2010, 08:21 PM
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Does anyone know the name of the cymbal that nathan uses a lot in "use somebody"?
Paiste 2002 24" Crash. i want one too
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:26 PM
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Hello, fellows.

You King of Leon fans, what album or cd, do you recommend?

Thanks in advance,
"Only by Night" is the best i think, but they are all good.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:36 PM
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sounds great on a recording, but when you see them in a 'live' clip, that cymbal dissapears...it's almost too big is some settings..........
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:39 PM
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Nathan Followill embodies the one major part of drumming that I am the most lacking in..............creativity. I envy him so much because of it. While it is easy to practice rudiments or fills until you've got them down, it is not so easy to practice being creative. I love Nathan's drumming and his unconventional approach to the instrument(s). It inspires my playing every time I hear it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:42 PM
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Nathan Followill embodies the one major part of drumming that I am the most lacking in..............creativity. I envy him so much because of it. While it is easy to practice rudiments or fills until you've got them down, it is not so easy to practice being creative. I love Nathan's drumming and his unconventional approach to the instrument(s). It inspires my playing every time I hear it.
This is a realy good post!!! VERY TRUE!! People forget the creativity portion of things. You hear, ..."man, that dude has chops" ....well, sometime the reaction to that comment is ..."SO??" Ya know what I mean??

Good post and very true, ....in "Use Somebody" ....that fill before the chorus is an odd one isn't it ?? But ...still cool! :D
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 AM
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Why he plays zildjian cymbals in the "Pyro" video?
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Why he plays zildjian cymbals in the "Pyro" video?
Just saw the "Back Down South" video and there he's playing Zildjian aswell.
It has a shot with the bottom of of the cymbal and brand clearly displayed. In the "Pyro" video you kinda have to look for it.

It might not be that big a deal, but if your on the Paiste roster why not put some Paiste cymbals up for your video. Now the Zildjian name is clearly showing and im gonna buy some more Zildjian cymbals for that ^^

Think he's also playing Ludwig and Remo compared to DW and Evans but those names arent clearly displayed.

*edit LOL just saw them play Rock am Ring and Nathan is playing Zildjian :P gues he switched explains alot and makes this post invalid
also playing Remo btw so gues he's following all his endorsements in video's

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:37 PM
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I like this drummer a lot actually. Definatlly not the first dude you think of when talking about awesome drummers. But he kind of reminds me of my own play style. I'm not the fastest or most technical drummer by any means. But I feel like I write interesting parts and have good feel. This guys is just a solid in the pocket drummer. Which I like more then the flashy technical stuff.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:37 AM
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I personally love his drumming.
He plays Zildjian now I'm pretty sure because on "Pyro", "Back Down South" and on VH storytellers he uses them. I got this from a website.

"Nathan's new Zildjian setup includes:
15" A Zildjian New Beat HiHats
8" A Custom Splash
20" A Custom Crash
20" K Light Flat Ride
24" A Zildjian Medium Ride
24" K Light Ride"

I think he uses those ride cymbals to crash on, he does quite a bit of crash riding (eg: Use Somebody), I would have thought it was bad to crash ride cymbals so much.

I watched VH storytellers and I don't know if the mix wasn't don't properly or something but the Zildjian's sound so weak compared to his old 2002's

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:15 AM
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Does anybody know what Remo drumheads he uses?
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