The Twelve Drum Solos Of Christmas

Don’t say I never gave you anything. I present my gift to you:  The Twelve Drum Solos of The Christmas. In reality, it is in honor of the holiday season, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and any other holiday that falls around this time.   Actually, there were supposed to be 12 solos, but I didn’t want to leave any of these out, so there are 13. Well, in fact, if you count them up, there are 15 drummers because there are two group solo videos.  These are not in any order at all and this is not to say these are the best drummers in the world. Well, some of them are, but these are my

favorite drum solos.  I did save the best for last. It is a three-part video of John Bonham‘s famous Moby Dick solo, from the Earl’s Court concert in 1985.  Bonham was the reason I took up the drums way back when, so I had to put him last.

Happy Holidays from 4DrummersOnly. Enjoy!

Neil Peart

Thomas Lang

Sheila E

Terry Bozzio with Chad Wackerman

Buddy Rich

Carmine Appice

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Drum Legends Terry Bozzio, Josh Freese, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, and More To Perform At Guitar Center’s Drum Off

According to Modern Drummer Magazine‘s website, there will be a start studded lineup of drumming greats on hand at Guitar Center’s 2011 Drum Off Grand Finals.

Stephen Perkins, of Jane’s Addiction, will the host Drum-Off.  It will feature exclusive performances by world-class drummers including Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Devo, A Perfect Circle, Weezer), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic), Aaron Spears (Alicia Keys, Usher), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) and Ilan Rubin (Angels & Airwaves, Nine Inch Nails).

The real stars of the show, however, will be the Top Five Undiscovered Drummers in the Country. They were chosen at the five regional finals, held in Brooklyn, NY, Arlington Heights, IL, Hallandale, FL, Houston, TX and Hollywood, CA. The competition has helped launched the careers of Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince, Beyoncé), Tony Royster Jr (Jay-Z), Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta) and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies).

The Drum Off will  be held on January 14, 2012 at Club Nokia, 800 W Olympic Blvd # 335, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Guitar Center Drum-Off is presented by: DW, Remo, Pro-Mark, Sabian, Roland, Modern Drummer, Converse, Meinl, LP, Evans, Vic Firth, Zildjian, Gretsch, Pearl, Tama, OCDP, and Audix

Click this link for the full the Modern Drummer article. Drum Legends Terry Bozzio, Josh Freese, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, and More To Perform At Guitar Center’s Drum Off.