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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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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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Stripes are so slimming! Alex Van Halen’s 1981 drum kit #monsterkitmonday

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Stripes are so slimming! Alex Van Halen’s 1981 drum kit #monsterkitmonday

Every Monday we bring you a pic of a colossal or unique drum kit from around the Internet!

Van Halen is a band with huge personality and stage presence, so it’s no wonder that Alex Van Halen had an equally monstrous kit when they went on tour. Here is his kit from VH’s 1981 tour.

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Neil Peart on the pursuit of excellence (DrumExpo 2014)

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Neil Peart on the pursuit of excellence (DrumExpo 2014)

Ever wondered what drives one of the greatest rock drummers of all time?  What keeps such a successful musician like Neil Peart motivated and pushing for excellence? As it turns out, it’s about always being a student of the craft.

“In 2007 I studied with Peter Erskine because I was doing a Buddy Rich tribute concert and I wanted to take my big band drumming up a level. I went over to Peter’s house with my sticks, feeling like a 13-year-old again. I was going in there to the master and I told him at the time, ‘As far as I’m concerned you’re a surgeon and I’m a butcher.’

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Judas Priest on tour this Fall

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Judas Priest on tour this Fall

If you are missing the thrashing sounds of 70’s metal, then you might be getting that itch scratched sooner than you think! Legendary rockers, Judas Priest, are cranking up a new tour this Fall!

They still crave the small mountains of amplifiers and roaming stage lights, and that’s why Judas Priest are launching a new tour, said Ian Hill, the band’s co-founding bassist.

“It’s been a couple years since we’ve been out on the road, and I miss it; I really miss it,”

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