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Monday, June 17, 2013

Random Thought!!

Have you ever wondered about what the hardest position in a rock or metal band is? I think it's the drummer!!! Because the drummer has to, not only, keep up with the guitarists, but also the lead singer, if there is one. Some bands, like The Beatles, had just 3 guitarists and one drummer. Or, there's other bands that actually have a lead singer, like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Joe Elliot of Def Leppard, Rob Halford of Judas Priest or Vince Neil of Motley Crue. And what's cool is that some of these drummers have nicknames, cool, right?

So, since this post is on drummers, here are some really cool drummers!!
*-My favorite

*Rick Allen
-Known as: The Black Knight, Thundergod
-Def Leppard
-Shares a birthday with Red Hot Chili Peppers front man, Anthony Kiedis
*Eric Singer
-Played drums for Black Sabbath, Lita Ford, Alice Cooper, Brian May
-Likes/owns classic cars and motorcycles
*Peter Criss
-His first wife Lydia was the inspiration behind the Kiss ballad "Beth"
-Sued the National Enquirer in 1995 for falsely stating he was a homeless drunk living on the beach under the Santa Monica Pier
*Eric Carr
-Birth name was Paul Charles Caravello
-Died on the same day as Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Only that guy got more coverage in newspapers and magazines that Carr did, which is totally ridiculous. Eric Carr deserves a little posthumous respect too!
Tommy Lee
-In Sept. 1998, completed 4 months in solitary confinement in prison
-Motley Crue
-His mother was Miss Greece 1957
*Charlie Watts
-Known as: The Wembley Whammer
-The Rolling Stones
-Even though Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are the only remaining founding members of The Stones, Charlie joined within a year of its beginning
Tre Cool
-Birth name is Frank Edwin Wright III
-Green Day
-Was born in Frankfurt, Germany
*Joey Kramer
-Suffered second degree burns when his Ferrari caught fire while refueling
-Drummer for Aerosmith
Keith Moon
-Known as: Moon the Loon
-The Who
-Youngest member of The Who
Zak Starkey
-Son of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox-Starkey
-The Who
-Was taught the drums not by his dad Ringo, but by his godfather, Keith Moon of The Who
*Ringo Starr
-Is 3 months older than John Lennon and was the last one to join the group
-The Beatles
-Even though Paul McCartney is the more successful ex-Beatle, Ringo has sold more albums
*Neil Peart
-Known as: The Professor
-Dropped out of high school
*Phil Collins
-Known as: Little Elvis
-Was one of the guests at Prince Charles' wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles
*Phil Rudd
-Shares a birthday with Joey Ramone of The Ramones, Pete Townshend of The Who and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top
-Became a helicopter pilot during his 12 year absence from AC/DC
Dean Castronovo
-Joined Journey in 1982
-Has played music with Black Sabbath guitarist Geezer Butler's band G/Z/R
Steven Adler
-Guns N' Roses
-Fired from Guns N' Roses in 1990 due to his drug abuse
-Attended middle school with Slash
Alex Van Halen
-Is a practical joker, doing things such as nailing unattended shoes to the floor
-Van Halen, obviously!!!!!

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