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Phil Collins on stepping out from behind the kit

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Phil Collins on stepping out from behind the kit

We here at Drummer Talk know that Phil Collins is an amazing drummer in addition to being a gifted songwriter, and it’s always interesting to hear how a drummer like Phil goes from supporting role to front man.

A recent Daily Mail article outlines the singer’s transition from supporting to leading role.

I remember the first concert I sang at in Ontario in 1976. I went on stage and felt very lonely without my drum kit. Suddenly I was out front with just a microphone. It took me years to take the microphone off the stand! But we did the first song and the audience were fantastic.

My life would have gone in a totally different direction if I’d stayed as the drummer. I wouldn’t have done my solo albums and written songs like In The Air Tonight. It just proves you never know what if?

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Metallica intended to fire drummer Lars Ulrich in 1986

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Metallica intended to fire drummer Lars Ulrich in 1986

A recent interview with Anthrax’s Scott Ian, has revealed the the members of Metallica had plans to fire drummer, Lars Ulrich, after the Master of Puppets tour in 1986. However, the death of bassist, Cliff Burton, seems to have derailed the plans.

Would they have gone through with the firing if it hadn’t been for the accident?

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Congrats to Tré Cool on his nuptials!

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Congrats to Tré Cool on his nuptials!

A huge congrats to Tré Cool of Green Day who tied the knot this past weekend. He married Sara Rose in a private ceremony on Oct 11.

I’m very happy to have married my best friend Sara … thanks for all the well wishes an support.

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Drummer Talk 231 – How to Ease the Pain of Loading In and Setting Up

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Drummer Talk 231 – How to Ease the Pain of Loading In and Setting Up

On today’s episode, Dave and Troy discuss tips on how you can make your load in and set up as painless as possible. In the news, we chat about the 11 things that are more important than talent, a latest top 10 drummers list, Ringo’s new digs, and the latest on the Bun E. Carlos/Cheap Trick lawsuit. Plus, we taste test Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ and Roastin’ coffee!

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Cheap Trick Lawsuit

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Cheap Trick Lawsuit

The Bun E. Carlos/Cheap Trick legal battle continues as a judge in Chicago has granted a motion for the drummer’s lawsuit to continue.  The lawsuit claims that the band owes Carlos compensation while he was still a full-time member of the band.

The dismissal request from the remaining members insisted that the long-time drummer was no longer an official part of the group and therefore was not owed anything.

We’ll keep you posted.

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Top 10 drummers of all time (according to the NZ Herald News)

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Top 10 drummers of all time (according to the NZ Herald News)

Yet another list has been compiled of the top drummers of all time. Today’s list comes from the New Zealand Herald. I’m not sure who vetted this list, but it appears to be somewhat of a “most famous drummers of all time” list. All the regulars make appearances, but who do you think is missing?

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