Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the hard-hitting drummer for The Iron Maidens, Linda McDonald. Among other things, we touch on what she’s been up to during these interesting times, her favorite Iron Maiden songs and albums, her time with Phantom Blue, and what she’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
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.
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.
While Mick enjoys retirement life amid the scorching Arizona heat, his brother, dubbed “Mild” Steve Brown by Lynch, captured his brother’s exuberance and thunderous drum fills on The End Machine: Phase 2.
2X Grammy Winner Daru Jones is one of the most respected drummers of his generation who has recorded, performed, and toured with an eclectic mix of renowned artists and producers.
As a drummer myself, I always love having the chance to speak with other drummers, and Mark Schulman is one of the best there is. Having worked as a gun for hire, Mark has played with artists such as Pink, Foreigner, Simple Minds, Billy Idol and more.
I came to find out that a drummer named Anton Fig played on Dynasty, Unmasked as well as Ace Frehley‘s self-titled album, Ace Frehley. I also came to find that Anton had played on the bulk of Ace’s solo output. His style of drumming was entirely different than my previous idols. I know today that Anton’s love of Jazz was heavily incorporated into his Rock/Fusion style, but at the time, I had no real grasp of what I was hearing.