Tuesday’s Memes – The Drums

I have done one of these on Guitars, but now it is the best part of the band, the Drums.  The most worthy of all instruments finally gets its day.  Sit back and be prepared to have your ass double bass kicked.  Enjoy!!!

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Did you know I actually have a drum kit??  Here it is …

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Tuesday’s Memes – Maroon 5

For this week, I figured we should poke fun at Maroon 5.  I am a big fan, but they are easy to make fun of and I think we should do it.  Adam Levine is everywhere on TV and the radio and I have to admit I get tired of him.  Their music isn’t the same as it used to be, however they do always give us some great songs with each release.  Enough about that, let’s have a smile and laugh at their expense.

Enjoy!

Let’s start off with the songs…he looks so happy.

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Def Leppard – ‘Hysteria’ 30th Anniversary (Deluxe Edition) – Album Review

Thirty years ago on August 3rd, 1987, Def Leppard released their fourth studio album, ‘Hysteria’.  Little did they know this ground breaking album would go on to sell over 25 million records, produce 7 hit singles and go to #1 on the Billboard Charts.  The album was a labor of love for the band as it took several years to record and they struggled so much during this time.

There were so many setbacks during the recording of the album.  First, Robert John “Mutt” Lange turned down the producing job for the record after he had recorded “High & Dry” (my personal favorite) and “Pyromania” although he did help in the initial song writing for the record.  The band went through several producers during the recording including working with Jim Steinman of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ fame.  Their relationship did not go smoothly and he was later fired (they paid him a lot of money to get out of the contract so it must have gone badly). Later in the process, “Mutt” did come back and produce the final product and then history was made.

The second big obstacle was Rick Allen’s car accident that severed his arm.  Yes, the drummer of the band lost an arm.  With all respect to the band, they did not abandon Rick.  They stood by him and supported him until he was capable of playing the drums with one arm using an electronic drum set and a set of foot pedals to compensate for the lost arm.  It definitely was a trying time.  I won’t go into much more as you can watch the documentary included to learn more.

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