A rock band wouldn’t be complete without a great drummer. Sometimes drummers play other instruments on the album, sing (back) vocals and co-write the songs as well.
But we most appreciate those impressive drum solos. It’s a given that they value sound quality, comfort and customization. It’s time to look at the brands of their choice:
Tico Torres – Bon Jovi
Born in 1953, Torres is the band’s oldest member and has been with the band through its whole discography. Tico’s favorite drums and drum equipment are:
Lars Urich – Metallica
Lars Ulrich is referenced in the movie Prince &Me (2004) , when the prince of Denmark is trying to come up with famous Danish names to impress the crowd he is dining with, and Lars’ name does the trick.
Founding member/co-song writer of Metallica, Lars’ tour kit of the past 3 years is as follows:
John Bonham (1948- 1980) – Led Zeppelin
According to Rolling Stone readers, Bonham is still their favorite drummer today. And we can’t blame him, since his style fast, unique and powerful.
Rick Allen – Def Leppard
My favorite drummer is Rick Allen. It’s not because I’m a drummer. It’s not because I have all the technical knowledge and made an expert decision on his talent. But I am an absolute rock fan, and a Def Leppard fan. And any rock fan can appreciate a drummer who remains in his band, (and remains their drummer) after he lost one arm!
Rick’s drum gear is split into two:
Before the accident:
After the accident:
Allen used a customized kit built by Simmons – drum pads as he played the snare drum and toms with his one arm.
He uses four electronic pedals for his left foot so that the sound will replicate what he would have played with his left arm.
Joey kramer- Aerosmith drummer
Joey Kramer has a fun website where the about page section includes info on his favorite drum kits, as well as the first kit he ever bought: