Monthly Archives: March 2016

Keith Richards Would Never Have Released ‘Satisfaction’

Keith Richards: The truth is if I’d had my way, [Satisfaction] would never have been released (laughs). We were recording in L.A. at the time at RCA and it just tripped off the end of my tongue, as it were, … Continue reading

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Ed Soph: You’ve Got to Rely on the Time in Yourself

SKF NOTE: Ed Soph‘s thoughts here on big band vs small band drumming are from my undated interview transcript published as a feature Modern Drummer interview in the 1979 January/February interview. The circumstances of this interview are posted here. I … Continue reading

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Mark Herndon: Drummer? What Drummer?

SKF NOTE: Former Alabama drummer Mark Herndon says, “Nobody held a gun at my head…,” but this tale of Herndon’s “non-person” status with the group is troubling. And lead singer Randy Owen’s comments about Herndon to a newspaper reporter make … Continue reading

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Can a Piece of Music Stop a Bullet?

SKF NOTE: I remember him by first name only: Bruce. An airline steward by trade, Bruce was a drummer/percussionist at heart. Somehow Bruce and I connected when I was at Modern Drummer magazine, once in person, and a few times … Continue reading

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James Black: They Don’t Want You to Shine; You Shine Anyway

SKF NOTE – I posted the transcript of this excerpt on my blog on March 24, 2016. James Black‚Äôs words, heard in his own voice, are so much better. I asked Mr. Black if he had a drum philosophy, based … Continue reading

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