Eric’s inspiring story of hard work and determination is cemented in Rock ‘N’ Roll lore. After spending the 1970s moving from band to band, and rounding out the decade repairing stoves with his father, in 1980, Eric Carr was granted the chance of a lifetime in the form of an audition with The Hottest Band In The World– KISS.
We often forget how many hats people wear in the music industry. Dan Pugach is one such person. He is a composer, drummer, bandleader, arranger, his own tour manager, etc.
The late 60s were a tumultuous time in history, but they were also a fantastic time for music. One genre in particular really stands out from this era, and that is Psych Rock. Iron Butterfly was one of the leaders of this genre which would come to define an era of music.
Though his name has been relegated to a mere footnote in the annals of Rock ‘N’ Roll history over the years, Rob Gardner proved to be an integral ingredient to a formula that spawned two iconic Rock acts in the 1980s.
It was Kenney Jones who taught me an important lesson: as a drummer, it’s not all about flash and bombast. Keeping time, and playing tasteful, yet razor-sharp fills is what is most important, then, and only then do you inject your style, which is always based on what the song requires.
Between his powerful backbeat, innate sense of groove, and simplistic approach, Simon Kirke was at the forefront of laying the foundation for a new era of Rock ‘N’ Roll drummers.
It’s currently a very exciting time in Jazz. There are a plethora of talented and unique musicians. Jimmy Macbride is no exception. He is one of the most versatile and hard-working drummers out there.
Being a multi-faceted drummer has allowed Chris Slade the opportunity to play alongside some of the most notable artists in music history.
Dutch band Focus was and still is one of the better Prog-Rock bands of the era. Their seminal album Focus 2, also known as Moving Waves, is nothing short of genre-defining.
Mountain is one of the most underappreciated Hard Rock bands of all time. The most overlooked member of this underappreciated group is Corky Laing. Corky turned his time with Mountain into a music career spanning five decades. In that time, he has been in other influential hard rock bands (Bruce, West & Laing), cult Indie bands (Cork), making thematic music, and being a music executive. Corky is a hard-working and dynamic person who has truly done it all.