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If You Want to Have the Drums Sound Like John Bonham

SKF NOTE: The full story includes an interesting account of how Kiss and recording engineers, using, in part, an elevator shaft, produced Eric Carr‘s “massive drum sound” on Kiss’s [1982] Creatures of the Night album. I almost included the essence … Continue reading

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Jason Bonham: The Making of Jimmy Page’s ‘Outrider’ Album (1988)

SKF NOTE: Jason Bonham was kind enough to say yes to an interview back in 1988, published in Drums & Drumming magazine. Much of our interview was never published because of the magazine’s space constraints. But I think Jason’s recollections … Continue reading

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Drum Pioneers: You Always Wonder Where They’d Heard That Stuff

SKF NOTE: Reading Tommy Aldridge‘s interview last week, Tommy’s thoughts about drummers who “played things I had never heard before” apply to all drum pioneers. As such, Tommy’s words are worth highlighting. “I was amazed that The Who even tried … Continue reading

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Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin is Not Heavy Metal

SKF NOTE: Well that settles that. J.D. Considine: You’re undoubtedly aware that Led Zeppelin is seen by many as the godparents of heavy metal — do you think that what you do, or did then, could accurately be called “heavy … Continue reading

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Robert Plant: ‘Black Dog’ Was a Trick, a Game

J.D. Considine: …I’ve always found it funny that the heaviest Zeppelin song, Black Dog, was also, and perhaps by no small coincidence, the one that always screwed up the garage bands, that they couldn’t get. Robert Plant: That’s right, because … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice ‘Taught’ John Bonham to Play Drums?

SKF NOTE: Okay. It’s none of my business. Still, I cringed when I read what Carmine Appice’s book publisher wrote about Carmine and John Bonham. Fair enough to say Bonham was influenced by Carmine, but… CARMINE APPICE’s Memoir, ‘Stick It!: … Continue reading

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John Bonham Paiste Profile 1975

SKF NOTE: As long as I’m on a Bonham roll (no pun intended), here’s John Bonham‘s Profile from Paiste‘s 1975 Profiles of International Drummers, Percussionists, Musicians #2.

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