Rik DeLuca’s journey through Rock ‘N’ Roll hasn’t always been easy, but like the band for which he pounds the skins, Spread Eagle, Rik is nothing if not persistent, and resilient.
Recently, we caught up with veteran drummer, Karl Wilcox of Diamond Head. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, Diamond Head’s resurgence, and influence, what’s next for the band, and a whole lot more.
Aside from being an accomplished session musician, playing with the likes of Roger Daltrey, Blue Öyster Cult, Ric Ocasek, and Michael Monroe, among others, Price is perhaps best known for his work with Billy Idol, and as a member of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for over three decades.
Recently, we caught up with veteran drummer, Larry Paterson of Alcatrazz. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his origins, working Blaze Bayley, his friendship with Cozy Powell, and a whole lot more.
From a young age, Brian James Fox knew he wanted to play the drums, and after moving cross-country from Milwaukee to California, cutting his teeth on the Orange County club circuit, and making his way in various cover bands to make ends meet, Fox joined forces with starcrossed guitar virtuoso, and former KISS and Black Sabbath alumni, Mark St. John, and David Donato, along with Mark’s brother, Michael Norton, to form White Tiger.
After being away for thirty-two years, Troyen is back and better than ever. In this interview, Jeff talks with us about the formation of the Troyen, the members that have come and gone, their touring and recording cycles, and everything in between.
Simon Wright’s journey to Rock ‘N’ Roll immortality began from a young age, as a teenager playing local Manchester, and London bands A II Z, and Tytan.
Very few drummers have impacted Rock and Heavy Metal music in the way Carmine Appice has. Carmine is a rare case of a drummer that has transcended genres, and generations, and in the process, has influenced droves of musicians who came after him.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with legendary Jazz drummer, William Hooker. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his early career in NYC, breaking into the NYC Jazz scene, some of his proudest moments, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Liberty DeVitto, who I feel is one of the single most underrated drummers in Classic Rock history. Anyone who enjoys Billy Joel’s music knows how important Liberty was to Billy’s sound, and since Liberty departed Billy’s band, the music hasn’t sounded quite the same.