Since my friend, jawnentwistle, is starting drumming, and you’re one of our favorite musicians, we want to know about the drums you used on the Old Gray Whistle Test with Japan when you performed Ghosts and Cantonese Boy because it is one of our favorite performances. We aren’t sure what to ask, so do you have any advice or tips for beginning drummers?

Rule No.1: Be steady. Doesn’t matter how simple it has to be, just make sure you’re solid. Once you’ve got that metronome in your blood you’ll never allow the bottom to fall out of the band. That’s your priority and what your fellow band members rely on you for, otherwise you’ll soon be the ex-drummer. Master that discipline and you’re set to explore the artistry of rhythm.

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