Monthly Archives: November 2015

Jack Clement: Letting Drummers Have the Tempo is B.S.

SKF NOTE: This brief interview from the early 1980’s with legendary record producer and engineer, Jack Clement, is the verbatim transcript of a backgrounder interview for my Modern Drummer History of Rock Drumming series. It is published here for the … Continue reading

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A Salute to John ‘Bee’ Badanjek

SKF NOTE: Here is an early 1980’s publicity shot of the Rockets with John “Bee” Badanjek on drums. Johnny Bee was — and still is — one of my favorite drummers. Ever since age 15, when I heard him play … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Joe Morello’s ‘Shortnin’ Bread’

SKF NOTE: In 1989 I sat with Neil Peart, played him a few of my favorite drummer records without telling him anything about the song or the drummer. Our exchanges were meant for a music publication Chip Stern was creating. … Continue reading

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Neil Peart on Louie Bellson’s ‘Skin Deep’

SKF NOTE: My friend and music writer par excellence, Chip Stern, had a very good, albeit short-lived, idea for a drummer’s magazine. I did some writing for Chip’s magazine, but I don’t know that any of my writing was published. … Continue reading

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Tony Bongiovi: Motown Drummers Were Amazing

SKF NOTE: In my Life Beyond the Cymbals post interview with Motown songwriter Brian Holland, I tell the back story of how tough it was, in the early 1980’s, for me to find information — especially reliable information — for … Continue reading

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