By Tony Barrell
He pulse of rock 'n' roll—the drummer—finally will get its due during this particular, all-encompassing inside of examine the tradition and heritage of drumming
Beating the hell out of a drum package is tough, sweaty, challenging paintings. but rather than being showered with admire, drummers are usually considered with derision—stereotyped as loopy, borderline psychotic, or simply undeniable dumb. yet as each musician understands, to have an excellent band you would like a very good drummer: Ginger Baker. John Bonham. Chad Smith. Stewart Copeland. Neil Peart.
For the 1st time, Tony Barrell shines a long-overdue highlight on those musicians, supplying a thrilling check out their global, their paintings, and their personalities. In Born to Drum, Barrell explores the extreme historical past of the world's so much primitive tool and the musicians who've made it legend. He interviews essentially the most well-known, respected, and influential drummers of our time—including Chad Smith, Ginger Baker, Clem Burke, Sheila E., Phil Collins, Nick Mason, Patty Schemel, Butch Vig, and Omar Hakim—who proportion mind-blowing truths approximately their paintings and lives. He investigates the tales of past due, nice drummers equivalent to Keith Moon and John Bonham, analyzes some of the maximum drum tracks ever recorded, and introduces us to the world's quickest and loudest drummers, in addition to the 1st musician to pilot a "flying drum kit" onstage.
Filled with interesting insights into the exchange and little-known information about the greats, Born to Drum elevates drummers and their achievements to their rightful position in tune lore and pa tradition.