Thomas Lang Retiring from Drumming!

The following story is an April Fool’s joke! It’s gotten a lot of response so I thought we’d keep it on the site. Thanks to everyone who commented. 🙂

In a shocking interview with radio station KAFJ in Albuquerque, drummer Thomas Lang says he’s giving up the sticks and pursuing more “meaningful” pursuits!

I don’t know, it’s like, I’ve conquered this drumming thing and I thought it would be rewarding, but really it’s all pointless. Drums are so easy – it’s really just waving your arms and banging and stuff like that, and things of that nature. I really thought it’d be harder than it really is.”

Lang further goes on to comment about how he misses his German homeland and desires to take up classical theorbo studies in Germany’s famed Fachgebiet Musik/Musikwissenschaft at the Universität Osnabrüc. Apparently, the drums just aren’t stretching him musically.

The drums just aren’t a challenge anymore. Sure, I can play a 3-2 clave with my left foot, a 7/16 diddle-egg 5 Murphy with my right hand, and solve pi to the ninth power with my left hand (I’m right handed, by the way), but what I really want to do is explore my more creative side and find a REAL instrument to play. That’s why I want to begin my studies at the Universität Osnabrüc to sit under the world renowned Flemish theorbist, Phillip d’McDerr. Plus, now I’ll be able to spend more quality time with my best friend in the whole wide world, Klaus!”

This is shocking news indeed, and we’ll keep you posted as this story unfolds. Read more here …

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