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Behind The Scenes: Radiohead & USC Marching Band

If you were one of the lucky ones who witnessed Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood perform 15 Step with the USC Marching Band at this year’s Grammy Awards, you witnessed sheer music genius. It was undoubtedly one of the boldest and most riveting performances I’ve seen in quite a while. I found a Youtube video documenting a bit of the preparation, rehearsal, and backstage goings-on that went into this wonderful performance. It’s pretty interesting. Also included after the jump is a video of the performance itself from the Grammys.

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Loads of Zildjian Players Play a Part in Grammy’s

Interesting story on Zildjian.com about this year’s Grammy’s. They list all the acts that were nominated whose drummers play Zildjian cymbals. Pretty big list. It’s interesting to see how many bands have drummers that use Zildjian. A couple years ago, I saw a story about how most of the Grammy winners have drummers who use Paiste. I wonder if the overall trend is going back to Zildjian or if it’s just a coincidence. Your thoughts?

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Teddy Campbell at 2009 Grammys

For those of you that watched the Grammys Sunday night, chances are good you caught several glimpses of American Idol’s Teddy Campbell rockin the kit for several acts. Not surprising as AI’s music director Ricky Minor was also the music director for the Grammy’s. Below is a great shot of him playing with Buddy Guy, BB King, John Mayer, and Keith Urban during the Bo Diddley tribute. Check out the videos after the jump.

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