In Episode 35, Chris talks to Derek Roddy about his audition for Dream Theater and the documentary behind it, his influences, his own technique, the Meinl Serpents Ride and Hi Hats, being a Snake Breeder and Bates Motel! Another fun filled and action packed episode!
Check out Derek’s main website at www.derekroddy.com where you can find out more about his online lessons and snakes and where you can purchase albums by Serpent’s Rise.
The drum video for ‘The Underlining Fury’ from Serpent’s Rise II :
In Episode 34, Chris talks to Steve Smith about life before the drums, his early and modern influences, studying at Berklee, Vinnie Colauita, his time in Journey, Konnakol and Homeland! Such a great interview!
In Episode 33, Chris talks to Bobby Jarzombek about working with Rob Halford and Sebastian Bach, the Dream Theater Drummer audition, Sebastian’s latest album also featuring Duff McKagen, Steve Stevens and John 5, his early influences, being a self taught drummer and Gilligan’s Island!
In Episode 32, Chris talks to Ben O’Brien Smith and Robert Caniglia from D’Addario about Evans Drumheads and Pro Mark Drumsticks. They talk about the ins and outs of such a large company as well as manufacture, the latest products, promotions and Barney Beats! A really interesting interview with a couple of fantastic ambassadors for the company!