"There were lots of guys who played faster or with more chops, but there is no living soul alive who played a groove like that...It's all finesse. It's that little extra something. You either have it or you don't. He was touched by God when he was born." - Steve Lukather, Toto.
Of all the RockBlocks I've done so far, personally, this one was the best. Even though he was taken from us way too soon, Jeff's spirit still sings throughout the hundreds of songs that bear his unmistakable signature.
Happy Birthday, Jeff... and thank you... for everything.
Yeah, that's Jeff on this one too. My fave drummer with a fave band. Does it get any better?
It boggles me... Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, and fer cryin' out loud... Pink Floyd! Toss in Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, George Benson, Roger Waters, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, and on and on... and it hits me that he was only 38 when he died.
#DrummersRock #RRHK #SteelyDan
On April 1, 1980... thirty-five years ago today... it was announced that Brian Johnson would be the new lead singer for ACϟDC
His first album with the band, Back In Black would become the second biggest selling album... ever... only behind Michael Jackson's Thriller. As of last June, it was still on the Billboard Hot 200 Album charts after a re-entry earlier that year.
Another song that Don drafted Jeff to play on was this fantastic ballad. All it needed was soulful, steady, yet creative beat that would blend effortlessly and almost anonymously within the music. Jeff nailed it.
Again, no "real video", but with this, the images in my head that this song creates are all I need. Ya' feel me?
#QuietStorm #RRHK #OnThisDay #DrummersRock
While Andrew may not play any instrument beyond the radio or been involved in the music industry, he has been on 5 of the 7 continents, helped build bridges, dams and refineries where no human has business being at and flown enough miles to make it to the moon and back.
Look for him to roll out the eclectic, the remixed and great tunes you forgot you loved in the wee morning hours of West Coast and get ready to whet your whistle for a midnight snack that's tasty and exotic.
Sarah Lynne aka Metalynne
Metalynne or Sarah Lynne, labels herself as a tried and true metalhead. She listens to all sub-genres of metal from heavy metal to metalcore, anything she can bang her head to. Metalynne has a show here on FNS called Subdural Hematoma. Her show is dedicated to all things metal music related. She has been known to bring the studio to flames and we have even had to call security a few times because of her antics.
Look out for her every Sunday night to bring you the most face melting metal show she can. And as Metalynne likes to say, "Horns up! \m/"
Samuel ‘Zenman” Vain was born and grew up in California, he’s a Metalhead to the core that evolved into it. His childhood in the 70’s and teens in the 80’s allowed him to witness the evolution of Rock & Roll into Hard Rock and then Metal. He’s a bit on the crazy side being an accomplished artist so you can never tell what video he might post.
As a youngster he loved the Beatles, Jimmi Hendrix, Kansas, Foreigner, and Black Sabbath in addition to many more. As much fun as they were he needed more guitar and drums as he grew. Suddenly there was Van Halen, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Stormtroopers of Death, Alice Cooper, and this tape he was given in Los Angeles by a guy in a band that he wore out but never could remember the band name. Hearing ‘Hit the lights’ for the first time in 3 years solved that mystery, and the search for more music like that was on. When Slayer came it was like seeing a divinity!
Now that there are bands that can cause aneurisms there is blood all over his walls when it suits him but there is a chill and romantic side to watch, they pop in randomly. He can be sweet, dark, funny, and very serious, but it’s the eccentric parts that make his mind fun.