Sunday, November 10, 2019

THEBATTERY SERIES: Jimmy Berdine / Kickin Valentina

1.What is your name and what band do you play for?
Jimmy Berdine   Kickin Valentina

2.Who made you want to play drums and why?
Bobby Blotzer/Tommy Lee/Tico Torres/Robert Sweet

3.When did you get your first kit? Tell us about it…
Started beating on pans and bar stools in my parents house watching MTV...FIRST old Silver Tama Swingstar

4.Where your parents supportive of you and your loud / expensive new habit?
Yes parents support me in everything I do....they rock!

5.What drum performance on an album is perfection to you?
Scott Rockenfield(Queensryche-Operation Mindcrime)
Mikkey Dee (Them-King Diamond)
*both concept records and both in my top 10 Wes J

6.Tell us about your current kit and set up in DETAIL.
 Tama Rockstar Kit
2×22" kicks
10/12/14/16 toms
14/6.5 snare(Starclassic)
DW5000 pedals

14" hi hats AAX
20" Metal Ride AAX
19" Explosion AAX
18" Explosion AAX
18" Dark AAX
18" Rock AA
20" China
....Evans Skins(EC2 TOMS/EMAD Kicks)

7.If you could have a dream kit tell us about it in DETAIL
Tama Starclassic
2×22 kicks
10/12/16/18 toms
13×7 snare
...cymbals, skins, pedals all the same as current set up
8.Name your top 5 drummers excluding Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy
John Bonham
Tommy Aldridge
Mikkey Dee
Tommy Lee
Morgan Rose

9. Do you prefer Live or Studio?
Live all day long.....the bigger the gig, the better....I love playing live, feeding off the energy of the show, and meeting fans!

10.Do drummers really get all the chicks and if so how do we convince the guitarist?
Come on, of course we do...drummers rule. As far as the guitar player....put him in front of a mirror so he can talk about how awesome he is to someone who of course...but really!!

A huge thank you to my guys in the band...our fans world wide, promoters, venues, radio, internet, magazines, blogs who show support to KV. It is very appreciated! Thank you!

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