Friday, May 22, 2020

BATTERY DRUMMER INTERVIEW : John Hardy Autumn Lies Buried

1.What is your name and what band do you play for?

John Hardy and I play for Autumn Lies Buried

2.Who made you want to play drums and why?

Joey Jordison, became a fan of Slipknot at a young age and he always had a great stage presence and I loved his platform drum solo.

3.When did you get your first kit? Tell us about it…

December 2008, Ludwig 5-piece beginner set but soon upgraded to 13 Zildjian cymbals and a Pearl beginner double pedal.

4.Were your parents supportive of you and your loud / expensive new habit?

My dad is the one who bought my first drum kit and it surprised me. My mom was supportive, but hated the noise.

5.What drum performance on an album is perfection to you?

Matt Halpern from Periphery on the Alpha/ Omega albums.

6.Tell us about your current kit and set up in DETAIL.

7 Piece Catalina Maple Cherry burst, 10 Meinl cymbals all Classic Customs except Classic Customs Dark splash/ Generation X filter china made into a stack

7.If you could have a dream kit tell us about it in DETAIL

Pearl Masters 9-piece double bass kit, 2 Trick Bigfoot Longboard Pedals, wide variety of Meinl Byzance, MB20, Classic Customs and duals

8.Name your top 5 drummers excluding Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy
Alex Rudinger, 
Matt Halpern, 
Anup Sastry, 
Phil Dubois, 
David McGraw

9. Do you prefer Live or Studio?


10.Do drummers really get all the chicks and if so, how do we convince the guitarist?
No, drummers are ugly that’s why we get hid behind a kit

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