|Thursday, 23 October 2008 08:38|
Keep up with Richard here:
Richard: 10 years old, although I did play on Cow Feed Buckets for a few years starting around age 8.
SD.com: Did you play in a school band or any drum corps?
Richard: Yes I joined the school band when I started 5th grade at the age of 10. I played snare drum for a year before moving on to the drumset. I played in drum corps starting at age 10 and played in drum corps up until high school graduation. I consider drum corps a huge influence on my playing and I still practice to several different drum corps solo books to this day.
SD.com: Who are your top 5 metal influences?
Richard: Bobby Jarzombek, Mikkey Dee, Sean Reinert, Shannon Larkin, Alex Marquez.
SD.com: Who are some other of your favorites?
Richard: Derek Roddy, Rick Colaluca from Watchtower, George Kollias from Nile, Gene Hoglan, Fred Estby from Dismember, Robert Sweet, Chris Efthimiadis from Rage, Dave Lombardo, Pete Sandoval, Kim Ruzz, Nicko McBrain, Chris Adler, Jason Bittner, Chris Pennie, Dave Culross, Mike Smith, Paul Mazurkiewicz, Joey Jordison, John "Stumpy" Pepys, Van Williams, Vinnie Paul, Matt Byrne, Matt Thompson, Mike Portnoy, Kyle from Incantation, Rikard Stjernquist from Jag Panzer, Kent Burnham from Banshee, The Rev from Avenged Sevenfold, Mars from Coffin Texts, Fredrik Andersson from Amon Amarth, and many others that I can't think of right now off the top of my head.
SD.com: Let us know 5 CD's that are in your current rotation
Richard: Amon Amarth-Twilight of the Thunder God, Coheed and Cambria-No World For Tomorrow, King Diamond-Deadly Lullabies Live, Wrathchild America-3D, Rage-Perfect Man
SD.com: What do you do to warm up before a show?
Richard: I jump rope for about ten minutes with ankle weights on, do pushups and situps, and practice with heavy marching drumsticks on a practice pad for about an hour.
SD.com: Do you read music? Regardless of answering yes or no, please tell us how it might have effected your playing?
Richard: Yes and it is a huge influence on my playing, I practice the book Stick Control by George L. Stone every day and also I have practiced a book of NARD snare drum solos almost every day since high school.
SD.com: Can you tell us about the gear you use?
Richard: I have two Pearl drumkits, one is a black Pearl Prestige Session nine piece and the other is a Pearl Custom Z eight piece drumkit. I also have a Pearl Drumrack. I use Sabian cymbals, mostly the AAX series, I use Vater 3A Fatback Drumsticks and Vater Practice Pads, I have a Roland VDrum Pro kit, I use Aquarian Drumheads, and I use Axis A Longboard Drum Pedals.
SD.com: If you could give one piece of advice to young drummers, it would be...
Richard: Try to practice at least an hour a day or more if you can.
SD.com: Who gave the best live performance you've ever seen?
Richard: Alex Marquez with Malevolent Creation in August of 1992 at the Outhouse in Lawrence, Kansas on the Complete Control Tour with Obituary, Cannibal Corpse and Agnostic Front. His double bass and incredible drum fills blew me away and became a huge influence on my playing.
SD.com: You have done many different things with your life thus far... What would you say has been your greatest achievement?
Richard: My greatest and proudest musical achievement is playing on the Death album The Sound Of Perseverance in 1998. I've been a huge Death fan since high school and I've always admired Chuck as a musician and songwriter. He also became my best friend and I have such great memories of creating music with him. I love that ten years later fans still write me and say how much they love that album. We worked really hard on that album, practicing several hours a day for a year and I think the drumming on that album is the pinnacle of my drumming career.
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Двигай в машину, пупсик, и заводи мотор.
спросила наконец его удивленная пассажирка.