…to our all-star tribute to the great Buddy Rich!
This month is a pretty important date in the drum calendar – what would have been the 100th birthday of perhaps the greatest drummer that ever lived, Buddy Rich. But what can we tell you about Buddy that you didn’t know? That he brought jazz into the rock age? Could do things that no mortal man could do on the drums? That his lasting legacy is one that will still be inspiring drummers in another 100 years? No, you already know that. So we thought we’d rope in some famous drumming friends to help us with our big Buddy tribute.We got everyone from Buddy’s daughter Cathy, and his bandmateMatt Harris, to players Buddy inspired and who in their turn continue to inspire generations of drummers themselves, such as BillWard, Jimmy Chamberlin, Steves Smith and White, Dave Weckl, Travis Barker, Evan Jenkins, Mark Guiliana and more. Turn to page 32 this month to see what they have to say about what BuddyRich means to them.And of course, Rush legend Neil Peart is there too. Rather than simply answer our questions, Neil decided to write a piece himself in praise of the great Buddy Rich, especially for Rhythm!
As we enter October, the London Drum Show 2017 is just a month away now – 11-12 November at Olympia is the time and place to be if you want to experience not only the best drum show of the year, but perhaps the best LDS ever! I’d like to take this early opportunity to thank those who have given their support and positivity to Rhythm and the London Drum Show, to help us make it the best drumming event not just in the country but the world! Get your tickets now from www.londondrumshow.com and we’ll see you next month for a huge show preview, with interviews with the show’s stars and more!